On This Day

What Happened on August 12, 1848

Famous Birthdays

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

Famous Deaths

George Stephenson

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

1848 Highlights

About August 12, 1848

Day of the Week: Saturday
How Long Ago? 173 years, 3 months and 14 days
Leap Year: Yes

Star Sign: Leo