On This Day

August 12, 1922 in History

Day of the Week: Saturday

Events in History


Event of interestEvent of Interest

Dedication of Frederick Douglass' home in Washington, D.C. as national shrine

Abolitionist Frederick Douglass
Abolitionist
Frederick Douglass

Birthdays in History

  • Andre Kloos, Dutch trade union leader (NVV/VARA)
  • Lord Colinbrook, British government minister

Deaths in History


Person of interestArthur Griffith

Arthur Griffith, Irish writer and politician who founded Sinn Féin (President of Ireland 1922), dies of cerebral hemorrhage at 51

Irish Politician and Founder of Sinn Féin Arthur Griffith
Irish Politician and Founder of Sinn Féin
Arthur Griffith