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What Happened on September 14, 1812

Historical Events


RussiaGreat Fire of Moscow

Great Fire of Moscow begins as Napoleon approaches the city and retreating Russians burn it - fire continues to burn for five days

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Napoleon retreats from Moscow as it burns, in a painting by Viktor Mazurovsky
Napoleon retreats from Moscow as it burns, in a painting by Viktor Mazurovsky
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1812 Highlights

About September 14, 1812

Day of the Week: Monday
How Long Ago? 208 years, 4 months and 13 days
Leap Year: Yes

Star Sign: Virgo