On This Day

What Happened on December 19, 1848

Famous Deaths

Person of interestEmily Brontë

Emily Brontë, English novelist (Wuthering Heights), dies of tuberculosis at 30

  • Frans Adam van der Duyn van Maasdam, Dutch governor (South Holland), dies at 77
1848 Highlights

About December 19, 1848

Day of the Week: Tuesday
How Long Ago? 172 years, 10 months and 3 days
Leap Year: Yes

Star Sign: Sagittarius