On This Day

What Happened on December 12, 1821

Day of the Week: Wednesday

Article: A King Salutes Remarkable Woman Soldier

Famous Birthdays

  • Gustave Flaubert, French novelist (Madame Bovary), born in Rouen, France (d. 1880)

Famous Deaths

  • Phoebe Hessel, English woman who disguised herself as a man to serve in the British Army, probably to be with her lover, Samuel Golding, dies at 108