On This Day

What Happened on December 20, 1812

Day of the Week: Sunday

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)

Famous Birthdays

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

Famous Deaths


Person of interestSacagawea

Sacagawea, Shoshone interpreter for Lewis & Clark, dies at 24

Interpreter and Guide Sacagawea
Interpreter and Guide
Sacagawea