On This Day

January 12, 1899 in History

Day of the Week: Thursday

Events in History

  • Lynmouth Lifeboat rescues 18 people from the stricken schooner Forest Hall off the coast of Devon

Birthdays in History

  • Paul H Muller, Swiss chemist (DDT-Nobel 1948), born in Olten, Switzerland (d. 1965)

Deaths in History

  • Hiram Walker, American entrepreneur and founder of the Hiram Walker and Sons Ltd. distillery, dies at 82