Historical Events in December 1812

Electoral defeatElection of Interest

Dec 2 James Madison re-elected President of the US, Elbridge Gerry Vice-President

4th US President James Madison
4th US President
James Madison
  • Dec 4 Peter Gaillard of Lancaster, Pennsylvania, patents a horse-drawn mower
  • Dec 11 1st newspaper on Curacao (Curacao Gazette & Commercial Advertiser)
  • Dec 12 French invasion of Russia comes to an end.

Event of interestEvent of Interest

Dec 14 The French Invasion of Russia, led by Napoleon, officially ends

French Emperor Napoléon Bonaparte
French Emperor
Napoléon Bonaparte

Historic PublicationRumpelstiltskin

Dec 20 "Grimm's Fairy Tales" or "Children's and Household Tales" by Jacob Grimm and Wilhelm Grimm is first published
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  • Dec 29 The USS Constitution under the command of Captain William Bainbridge, captures the HMS Java off the coast of Brazil after a three hour battle