On This Day

What Happened on August 12, 1856

Historical Events

  • Anthony Faas, of Philadelphia Pennsylvania, is granted a second patent for improvements to the accordion (Patent No. 15511A)

Famous Birthdays

  • "Diamond Jim" Brady, American financier (d. 1917)
1856 Highlights

About August 12, 1856

Day of the Week: Tuesday
How Long Ago? 165 years, 1 month and 13 days
Leap Year: Yes

Star Sign: Leo