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What Happened on August 16, 1812

Historical Events


Victory in battleVictory 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

Native American Leader of the Shawnee Tecumseh
Native American Leader of the Shawnee
Tecumseh
British Army Officer and Administrator Isaac Brock
British Army Officer and Administrator
Isaac Brock

1812 Highlights

About August 16, 1812

Day of the Week: Sunday
How Long Ago? 207 years, 6 months and 7 days
Leap Year: Yes

Star Sign: Leo