On This Day

What Happened on December 20, 1812

Historical Events

Historic PublicationRumpelstiltskin

"Grimm's Fairy Tales" or "Children's and Household Tales" by Jacob Grimm and Wilhelm Grimm is first published

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Illustration from Andrew Lang's The Blue Fairy Book (1889)
Illustration from Andrew Lang's The Blue Fairy Book (1889)
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Famous Birthdays

  • Achille Peri, Italian composer & conductor, born in Reggio Emilia, Italy (d. 1880)

Famous Deaths

Person of interestSacagawea

Sacagawea, Shoshone interpreter for the Lewis and Clark expedition, dies at 24

Interpreter and Guide Sacagawea
Interpreter and Guide
Sacagawea
1812 Highlights

About December 20, 1812

Day of the Week: Sunday
How Long Ago? 208 years and 9 months
Leap Year: Yes

Star Sign: Sagittarius