What Happened on August 12, 1848

Day of the Week: Saturday

Famous Birthdays

  • Macellus Emants, Dutch writer/poet (Along the Nile)

Famous Deaths


Person of interestPerson of Interest

George Stephenson, English engineer known as the "Father of Railways" (Locomotion No. 1, Standard Guage), dies of pleurisy at 67

Engineer Known as the Father of Railways George Stephenson
Engineer Known as the Father of Railways
George Stephenson