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)
Born in 1856
1856 Highlights

About August 12, 1856

Day of the Week: Tuesday
How Long Ago? 166 years, 7 months and 16 days
Leap Year: Yes

Star Sign: Leo