Historical Events in September 1812

  • Sep 3 World's first cannery ( Donkin, Hall and Gamble) opens in London, England to supply food to the Royal Navy

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Sep 7 Battle at Borodino: Napoleon-Kutuzov

French Emperor Napoléon Bonaparte
French Emperor
Napoléon Bonaparte
  • Sep 14 Napoleon occupies Moscow and the fires start, extinguished by the 19th
  • Sep 15 French army under Napoleon reaches Kremlin, Moscow
  • Sep 18 Great Fire of Moscow burns out after 5 days, 75% of the city destroyed and 12,000 killed