On This Day

What Happened on February 12, 1861

Historical Events

  • State troops seize US munitions in Napoleon, Arkansas, during the US Civil War

Famous Birthdays

  • Lou [Andreas-]Salome, Russian/German author (Im Kampf um Gott)

Famous Deaths

  • Hippolyte-Andre-Baptiste Chelard, composer, dies at 72
1861 Highlights

About February 12, 1861

Day of the Week: Tuesday
How Long Ago? 158 years, 11 months and 5 days
Leap Year: No

Star Sign: Aquarius