On This Day

May 12, 1921 in History

Day of the Week: Thursday

Events in History

  • National Hospital Day 1st observed in the United States

Birthdays in History

  • Farley Mowat, Canadian writer and naturalist, born in Belleville, Ontario, (d. 2014)
  • Giovanni Benelli, Italian archbishop (Florence) and Papal candidate
  • Henry Mackie, designer of the Belfast Calorimeter
  • Joseph Beuys, German avant-garde painter (Fluxus, movement), born in Krefeld, Germany (d. 1986)

Deaths in History

  • Emilia Pardo Bazán, Spanish countess and writer (Pascual López: Autobiography of a Medical Student), dies at 68
1921 in History