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August 12, 1848 in History

Day of the Week: Saturday

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  • Macellus Emants, Dutch writer/poet (Along the Nile)

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Person of interestGeorge Stephenson

George Stephenson, English engineer known as the "Father of Railways" (Locomotion No. 1, Standard Gauge), dies of pleurisy at 67

Engineer Known as the Father of Railways George Stephenson
Engineer Known as the Father of Railways
George Stephenson

1848 in History