On This Day

What Happened on May 12, 1812

Famous Birthdays

  • Edward Lear, English landscape painter and poet (Complete Nonsense Book), born in London, England (d. 1888)
  • Louis Ludwig Blenker, German-American Brigadier General (Union Army), born in Worms, Germany (d. 1863)
1812 Highlights

About May 12, 1812

Day of the Week: Tuesday
How Long Ago? 208 years, 5 months and 7 days
Leap Year: Yes

Star Sign: Taurus