On This Day

What Happened on September 12, 1789

Historical Events

Historic Publication

Jean-Paul Marat publishes the first issue of his radical newspaper Le Publiciste parisien, later called L'Ami du peuple (The Friend of the People) in Paris

Famous Deaths

  • Franz Xaver Richter, Austro-Moravian singer, violinist, composer, conductor and music theorist, dies at 79
1789 Highlights

About September 12, 1789

Day of the Week: Saturday
How Long Ago? 232 years, 2 months and 18 days
Leap Year: No

Star Sign: Virgo