On This Day

What Happened on May 12, 1845

Famous Birthdays

  • Gabriel Fauré, French organist, composer (Requiem; Ballade), and educator (Paris Conservatoire, 1905-20), born in Pamiers, France (d. 1924)

Famous Deaths

  • August Wilhelm Schlegel, German poet, translator and critic, dies at 77
  • János Bacsanyi, Hungarian poet (b. 1763)
1845 Highlights

About May 12, 1845

Day of the Week: Monday
How Long Ago? 176 years, 2 months and 22 days
Leap Year: No

Star Sign: Taurus