On This Day

What Happened on September 12, 1789

Day of the Week: Saturday

Historical Events


Book releaseHistoric 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

Revolutionary and Journalist Jean-Paul Marat
Revolutionary and Journalist
Jean-Paul Marat

Famous Deaths

  • Franz Xaver Richter, composer, dies at 79