On This Day

What Happened on August 12, 1848

Famous Birthdays

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

Famous Deaths


Person of interestGeorge Stephenson

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

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

1848 Highlights

About August 12, 1848

Day of the Week: Saturday
How Long Ago? 172 years, 3 months and 16 days
Leap Year: Yes

Star Sign: Leo