On This Day

What Happened on February 12, 1851

Historical Events

  • Edward Hargraves and three other men discover gold at Ophir, New South Wales, beginning Australia's first gold rush [1]
1851 Highlights

About February 12, 1851

Day of the Week: Wednesday
How Long Ago? 171 years, 3 months and 4 days
Leap Year: No

Star Sign: Aquarius