On This Day

What Happened on July 12, 1817

Historical Events

  • 1st flower show held in Dannybrook, County Cork, Ireland
  • Karl Drais von Sauerbronn demonstrates bicycle course

Famous Birthdays

Person of interestHenry David Thoreau

Henry David Thoreau, American naturalist and pacifist (Walden Pond), born in Concord, Massachusetts (d. 1862)

Naturalist/Pacifist Henry David Thoreau
Henry David Thoreau

1817 Highlights

About July 12, 1817

Day of the Week: Saturday
How Long Ago? 204 years and 10 days
Leap Year: No

Star Sign: Cancer