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 This day in History - October 12
406 Historic Events for October 12
1907

Cubs beat Tigers 4 games to 0 with 1 tie in 4th World Series

Event
1907

Wolfgang Fortner, composer

Birth
1908

Ann Lane Petry, US journalist/author (Street)

Birth
1909

Josephine Hutchinson, Seattle WA, actress (Story of Louis Pasteur)

Birth
1909

Zellig S Harris, US linguist

Birth
1911

Louis M de Guiringaud, French foreign minister (1976-78)

Birth
1911

Vijay Merchant, cricketer (all-time great Indian batsman)

Birth
1913

John McGraw, after drinking, blames Wilbert Robinson's coaching mistakes for World Series lose, Robertson blames McGraw and is fired

Event
1913

William James Moyce, armaments scientist

Birth
1914

1st battle at Ypres, begins

Event
1915

Theodore Roosevelt criticizes US citzens who identify themselves, with dual nationalities

Event
1915

Ford Motor Company manufactures its 1 millionth Model T automobile

Event
1915

Edith L Cavell, British nurse, executed by Germans in Belgium (WW II)

Death
1916

Boston Red Sox beat Bkln Dodgers, 4 games to 1 in 13th World Series

Event
1917

Hans Bentz van den Berg, Dutch actor (Last Train)

Birth
1918

1st use of iron lung (Boston's Children Hospital)

Event
1918

Cloquet Minn and 25 other communities destroyed by forest fire, 559 die

Event
1918

Emil Cossetto, composer

Birth
1918

Forest fire in Minnesota and Northern Wisconsin kills about 800

Event
1919

Andre Casanova, composer

Birth
1920

Cleve Indians beat Bkln Dodgers, 5 games to 2 in 17th World Series

Event
1920

Soccer team Quick '20 forms

Event
1920

Construction begins on Holland Tunnel connecting NJ and NYC

Event
1920

Man O'War's last race and win

Event
1920

Alice Childress, US playwright/actress (Wedding Band)

Birth