On This Day

What Happened on August 16, 1812

Historical Events

Victory in Battle

General Hull surrenders Detroit and Michigan territory to British forces under the command of Major General Sir Isaac Brock, who capture Fort Detroit with the help of Indigenous warriors led by Tecumseh

1812 Highlights

About August 16, 1812

Day of the Week: Sunday
How Long Ago? 209 years, 5 months and 1 day
Leap Year: Yes

Star Sign: Leo