August 20, 1912 in History

Day of the Week: Tuesday

Events in History

  • Plant Quarantine Act goes into effect

Birthdays in History

  • Philip Kapleau, American Zen teacher and founder (Rochester Zen Center in New Haven), born in New Haven, Connecticut (d. 2004)

Deaths in History

  • William Booth, English preacher and founder of Salvation Army, dies at 83