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December 20, 1812 in History

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Events in History


Historic PublicationRumpelstiltskin

"Grimm's Fairy Tales" or "Children's and Household Tales" by Jacob Grimm and Wilhelm Grimm is first published

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Illustration from Andrew Lang's The Blue Fairy Book (1889)
Illustration from Andrew Lang's The Blue Fairy Book (1889)
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Deaths in History


Person of interestSacagawea

Sacagawea, Shoshone interpreter for the Lewis and Clark expedition, dies at 24

Interpreter and Guide Sacagawea
Interpreter and Guide
Sacagawea