On This Day

What Happened on May 12, 1845

Day of the Week: Monday

Famous Birthdays

  • Gabriel Urbain Faure, French composer (Requiem, Ballade), born in Pamiers, France (d. 1924)

Famous Deaths

  • August Wilhelm Schlegel, German poet, translator and critic, dies at 77
  • J├ínos Bacsanyi, Hungarian poet (b. 1763)