On This Day

August 12, 1918 in History

Day of the Week: Monday

Events in History

  • WWI: Allies defeat Germans at the Battle of Amiens - the last great battle on the Western Front

Birthdays in History

Person of interestGuy Gibson

Guy Gibson, British aviator who led the Dambusters (Victoria Cross), born in Simla, India (d. 1944)

RAF Pilot Guy Gibson
RAF Pilot
Guy Gibson
  • Margaret Burbidge, British-American astronomer & educator, born in Davenport, England