On This Day

What Happened on October 12, 1864

Historical Events

Historic Event

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

Famous Deaths

  • Roger Taney, 5th Supreme Court Chief Justice (1836-64), dies at 87
1864 Highlights

About October 12, 1864

Day of the Week: Wednesday
How Long Ago? 157 years, 3 months and 5 days
Leap Year: Yes

Star Sign: Libra