On This Day

What Happened on February 12, 1941

Historical Events

  • First injection of penicillin into a patient by British physician Charles Fletcher at Radcliffe Infirmary in Oxford, England
  • Jewish Council for Amsterdam forms under Ascher and Cohen
  • Occupation Police arrest "Jewish Foursome"

Famous Birthdays

  • Naomi Uemura, mountain climber (1st Japanese to scale Everest)
  • Ross Morgan, cricketer (NZ batsman in 20 Tests 1965-72)
1941 Highlights

About February 12, 1941

Day of the Week: Wednesday
How Long Ago? 80 years, 8 months and 2 days
Leap Year: No

Generation: Silent Generation
Chinese Zodiac: Snake
Star Sign: Aquarius