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Historical Events Happened In December - 13

Friday, 18 April 2014

1732  Jean-Claude Trial, composer on this day in history.  

1734  England & Russia sign trade agreement on this day in history.  

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

1740  On this day in history franz Xaver Schnitzer, composer  

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

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

1769  On this day in history dartmouth College in New Hampshire received its charter  

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

1770  John Clarke-Whitfeld, composer on this day in history.  

1774  On this day in history first incident of the Revolution-400 attack Fort William and Mary, NH  

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

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

1793  On this day in history johann Joachim Christoph Bode, composer, dies at 63  

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

1797  Heinrich Heine, Germany, poet/lyricist (Schubert, Liszt) on this day in history.  

1810  Clark Mills, US, sculptor (Freedom, Armed Liberty) on this day in history.  

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  On this day in history patent for a dry dock issued to John Adamson, Boston  

1816  On this day in history clement Claiborne Clay, MC (Confederacy), died in 1882  

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

1819  Edwin George Monk, composer on this day in history.  

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  Marie-Alexis Castillon de Saint-Victor, composer on this day in history.  

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

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  Battle of Fredericksburg, Va; South beats North on this day in history.  

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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  Erik XIV Wasa, king of Sweden (1560-69) was born on this day in history.  

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  Robert Plot, English naturalist (d. 1696) was born on this day in history.  

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

1678  On this day in history birth of yongzheng Emperor of China (d. 1735)  

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  On this day in history pippijn I, King of Aquitania, dies  

1048  On this day in history al-Biruni, Arabic royal astrologer, dies at 74  

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  Frederick II, German Emperor (1212-1250), dies at 55 on this day in history.  

1404  On this day in history albrecht, duke of Bavaria, dies at 74  

1466  Death of Donatello, Florentine artist and sculptor (b. 1386) on this day in history.