October 1812 in History

Events in History

  • Oct 13 Battle of Queenstown Heights: British forces defeat United States forces attempting to invade Canada
  • Oct 14 Work on London's Regent's Canal starts.

Event of interestEvent of Interest

Oct 19 Napoleon's forces begin their retreat from Moscow

French Emperor Napoléon Bonaparte
French Emperor
Napoléon Bonaparte
  • Oct 22 Duke of Wellington seizes Burgos, Spain
  • Oct 23 Failed coup against emperor Napoleon
  • Oct 24 Napoleonic Wars: The Battle of Maloyaroslavets takes place near Moscow.
  • Oct 25 US frigate United States captures British vessel Macedonian

Birthdays in History

  • Oct 20 Austin Flint, 19th century heart research pioneer

Deaths in History

  • Oct 11 Jurriaan F de Frederici, Dutch governor-gen (Suriname), dies at 60

Person of interestPerson of Interest

Oct 13 Isaac Brock, English general (conquered Detroit), dies in battle at 43

British Army Officer and Administrator Isaac Brock
British Army Officer and Administrator
Isaac Brock