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? 171 years, 11 months and 4 days
Leap Year: Yes

Star Sign: Sagittarius