On This Day

What Happened on October 12, 1864

Day of the Week: Wednesday

Historical Events


Event of interestEvent of Interest

War of the Triple Alliance begins with Brazilian troops under the command of Gen. João Propício Mena Barreto invading Uruguay

President of Paraguay Francisco Solano López
President of Paraguay
Francisco Solano López

Famous Deaths

  • Roger Taney, 5th Supreme Court Chief Justice (1836-64), dies at 87