On This Day

What Happened on October 12, 1792

Historical Events

Historic Event

First celebration of Columbus Day in the USA held in New York

Explorer of the New World Christopher Columbus
Explorer of the New World
Christopher Columbus

Famous Birthdays

  • Christian Gmelin, German chemist, born in Tübingen, Germany (d. 1860)
1792 Highlights

About October 12, 1792

Day of the Week: Friday
How Long Ago? 229 years and 10 days
Leap Year: Yes

Star Sign: Libra