What Happened on April 12, 1782

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Historical Events

Victory in BattleBattle 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.
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Famous Deaths

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