On This Day

What Happened on May 18, 1812

Historical Events

Assassination of Spencer Perceval

John Bellingham, a Liverpool merchant who assassinated British Prime Minister Spencer Perceval on May 11, is hung for the crime at the Old Bailey in London

Famous Deaths

AssassinationJohn Bellingham

John Bellingham, English merchant who assassinated British Prime Minister Spencer Perceval, executed by hanging at 42 or 43

1812 Highlights

About May 18, 1812

Day of the Week: Monday
How Long Ago? 209 years, 11 months and 30 days
Leap Year: Yes

Star Sign: Taurus