What Happened on August 12, 1848

Famous Birthdays

  • Macellus Emants, Dutch writer and poet (Along the Nile), born in Voorburg, Netherlands (d. 1923)

Famous Deaths

George StephensonGeorge Stephenson (1781-1848)

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? 174 years, 9 months and 23 days
Leap Year: Yes

Star Sign: Leo