On This Day

What Happened on December 13, 1816

Historical Events

  • Patent for a dry dock issued to John Adamson, Boston

Famous Birthdays

  • Clement Claiborne Clay, American politician (U.S. Senator from Alabama), born in Huntsville, Alabama (d. 1882)

Person of interestWerner von Siemens

[Ernst] Werner von Siemens, German inventor (siemens electrical conductance unit) and industrialist (Siemens corporation), born in Lenthe, German Confederation (d. 1892)

Industrialist and Inventor Werner von Siemens
Industrialist and Inventor
Werner von Siemens

1816 Highlights

About December 13, 1816

Day of the Week: Friday
How Long Ago? 203 years, 10 months and 6 days
Leap Year: Yes

Star Sign: Sagittarius