On This Day

What Happened on December 4, 1812

Historical Events

  • Peter Gaillard of Lancaster, Pennsylvania, patents a horse-drawn mower

Famous Birthdays

  • Elias Smith Dennis, American Brevet Major General (Union Army), born in Newburgh, New York (d. 1894)
1812 Highlights

About December 4, 1812

Day of the Week: Friday
How Long Ago? 207 years, 8 months and 9 days
Leap Year: Yes

Star Sign: Sagittarius