What Happened on December 20, 1812

Historical Events


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

Famous Birthdays

  • Achille Peri, Italian composer and conductor, born in Reggio Emilia, Italy (d. 1880)
Born in 1812

Famous Deaths

SacagaweaSacagawea (c. 1788-1812)

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

1812 Highlights

About December 20, 1812

Day of the Week: Sunday
How Long Ago? 210 years, 3 months and 8 days
Leap Year: Yes

Star Sign: Sagittarius