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Historical Events Happened In December - 13

Thursday, 24 April 2014

1732  On this day in history jean-Claude Trial, composer  

1734  On this day in history england & Russia sign trade agreement  

1738  On this day in history gotthard Wagner, composer, dies at 59  

1740  Franz Xaver Schnitzer, composer on this day in history.  

1742  On this day in history willem KH Friso tests his mothers potatoes  

1759  On this day in history 1st music store in America opens (Phila)  

1769  Dartmouth College in New Hampshire received its charter on this day in history.  

1769  On this day in history c F Gellert, writer, dies at 54  

1770  On this day in history john Clarke-Whitfeld, composer  

1774  First incident of the Revolution-400 attack Fort William and Mary, NH on this day in history.  

1774  On this day in history 1st incident of Revolution-400 attack Ft William & Mary, NH  

1774  On this day in history susanne K von Klettenberg, German friend of Goethes mother, dies at 50  

1793  Johann Joachim Christoph Bode, composer, dies at 63 on this day in history.  

1797  The birth of Heinrich Heine, German romantic poet and writer on this day in history.  

1797  On this day in history heinrich Heine, Germany, poet/lyricist (Schubert, Liszt)  

1810  On this day in history clark Mills, US, sculptor (Freedom, Armed Liberty)  

1812  Marianne von Martinez, composer, dies at 68 on this day in history.  

1814  Charles Joseph Prince of Ligne, Belg fieldmarshal/author, dies at 79 on this day in history.  

1816  Patent for a dry dock issued to John Adamson, Boston on this day in history.  

1816  Clement Claiborne Clay, MC (Confederacy), died in 1882 on this day in history.  

1818  On this day in history mary Todd Lincoln, 1st lady (1861-65)  

1819  On this day in history edwin George Monk, composer  

1823  Gioacchino Rossini arrives in London on this day in history.  

1833  On this day in history hMS Beagle/Charles Darwin arrives in Port Deseado, Patagonia  

1835  On this day in history phillips Brooks, Episcopal bishop/composer (Little Town of Bethlehem)  

1838  On this day in history marie-Alexis Castillon de Saint-Victor, composer  

1843  "A Christmas Carol" by Charles Dickens published, 6,000 copies sold on this day in history.  

1843  George Stephanescu, composer on this day in history.  

1847  On this day in history emily Bronte, under the pseudonym 'Ellis Bell', publishes 'Wuthering Heights'  

1850  On this day in history g F Grace, cricketer (brother of W G )  

1853  On this day in history joseph Sickman Corsen, Curacao, musician/composer/screenwriter  

1858  On this day in history jakab Gyula Major, composer  

1861  On this day in history battle of Alleghany Summit, WV  

1862  On this day in history battle of Fredericksburg, Va; South beats North  

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Famous People Born On This Day In History

1521  Sixtus V, [Felice Peretti/"Montalto"], bishop of Fermo/Pope (1585-90) was born on this day in history.  

1533  On this day in history birth of erik XIV Wasa, king of Sweden (1560-69)  

1553  Henry IV, 1st Bourbon-king of Navarre/France (1572/89-1610) was born on this day in history.  

1585  William Drummond of Hawthornden, Scottish poet (d. 1649) was born on this day in history.  

1640  On this day in history birth of robert Plot, English naturalist (d. 1696)  

1662  Francesco Bianchini, Italian philosopher and scientist (d. 1729) was born on this day in history.  

1678  Yongzheng Emperor of China (d. 1735) was born on this day in history.  

1720  On this day in history birth of carlo Gozzi, Italian dramatist (d. 1804)  

Famous Deaths In December - 13

Famous People Died On This Day In History

0838  Pippijn I, King of Aquitania, dies on this day in history.  

1048  Al-Biruni, Arabic royal astrologer, dies at 74 on this day in history.  

1124  Callistus II, [Guido di Borgogna], Italian Pope (1119-24), dies on this day in history.  

1126  Hendrik IX, the Black, Duke of Bayern (1120-26), dies on this day in history.  

1204  Maimonides, Jewish philosopher/talmudic scholar, dies in Cairo at 69 on this day in history.  

1250  On this day in history frederick II, German Emperor (1212-1250), dies at 55  

1404  Albrecht, duke of Bavaria, dies at 74 on this day in history.  

1466  On this day in history death of donatello, Florentine artist and sculptor (b. 1386)