On This Day

What Happened on April 12, 1782

Historical Events

Battle of the Saintes

Battle at Les Saintes: British fleet under Admiral George Rodney defeats the French fleet under Comte de Grasse off Dominica in the West Indies. Prevents a planned French and Spanish invasion of Jamaica.

Famous Deaths

  • Metastasio, Italian poet and librettist (b. 1698)
1782 Highlights

About April 12, 1782

Day of the Week: Friday
How Long Ago? 239 years, 7 months and 22 days
Leap Year: No

Star Sign: Aries