On This Day

What Happened on April 12, 1831

Famous Birthdays

  • Constantin Meunier, Belgian painter and sculptor, born in Etterbeek, Belgium (d. 1905)
  • George B. Anderson, American Brigadier General (Confederate Army), born in Hillsborough, North Carolina (d. 1862)

Person of interestGrenville M. Dodge

Grenville M. Dodge, American railroad engineer (Transcontinental Railroad-Union Pacific) and Major General (Union Army), born in Danvers, Massachusetts (d. 1916)

Railroad Engineer and Union General Grenville M. Dodge
Railroad Engineer and Union General
Grenville M. Dodge

1831 Highlights

About April 12, 1831

Day of the Week: Tuesday
How Long Ago? 189 years, 7 months and 16 days
Leap Year: No

Star Sign: Aries