On This Day

What Happened on April 12, 1831

Day of the Week: Tuesday

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