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Historical Events In December - 03

Thursday, 25 February 2021

1775  1st official US flag raising (aboard naval vessel Alfred) on this day in history.  

1789  On this day in history claude-Joseph Vernet, French seascape painter, dies  

1795  Rowland Hill, introduced 1st adhesive postage stamp (1840) on this day in history.  

1797  Francis P Kenrick, Irish/US archbishop of Baltimore on this day in history.  

1800  On December - 03 france Preseren, Slovenian poet (Krst pri Savici)  

1806  On this day in history henry Alexander Wise, Brig General (Confederate Army), died in 1876  

1807  On December - 03 clara Reeve, English author (old English baron), dies  

1809  On December - 03 thomas Alfred Davies, Bvt Mjr General (Union volunteers), died in 1899  

1818  Illinois Enters the Union as the 21st state of the USA on this day in history.  

1818  On this day in history illinois becomes 21st state USA (Admission day)  

1822  On this day in history charles Adam Heckman, Brig General (Union volunteers), died in 1896  

1823  On December - 03 joseph Pouteau, composer, dies at 84  

1826  On December - 03 edmond van der Straeten, Belgian lawyer/musicologist  

1828  Andrew Jackson elected 7th president of US on December - 03.  

1829  On this day in history green Berry Raum, Brig General (Union volunteers), died in 1909  

1833  Oberlin College in OH, first truly coeducational college opens on this day in history.  

1833  On December - 03 oberlin College in Oh, 1st truly coeducational college opens  

1834  First US dental society organized (New York) on December - 03.  

1834  On this day in history 1st US dental society organized (NY)  

1835  On this day in history first US mutual fire insurance company issues first policy (RI)  

1835  On December - 03 1st US mutual fire insurance company issues 1st policy (RI)  

1838  On December - 03 cleveland Abbe, US, meteorologist (Father of Weather Bureau)  

1839  Frederik VI, king of Denmark (1808-39)/Norway (1803-14), dies at 71 on this day in history.  

1842  Ellen Henrietta Richards, US, chemist (Amer Home Eco Assn-1st Pres) on December - 03.  

1844  On this day in history rC Society Apostole of Prayer forms  

1847  On December - 03 frederick Douglass publishes first issue of his newspaper " North Star"  

1847  Frederick Douglass publishes 1st issue of his newspaper "North Star" on this day in history.  

1854  On this day in history eureka Stockade: In what is claimed by many to be the birth of Australian democracy, more than 20 goldminers at Ballarat, Victoria, Australia are killed by state troopers in an uprising over mining licences.  

1855  The Great Western Railway "branch" between Hamilton and Toronto is opened to traffic on this day in history.  

1857  The birth of Joseph Conrad, british novelist on December - 03.  

1857  On December - 03 joseph Conrad, Poland, novelist (Lord Jim, Heart of Darkness)  

1857  On this day in history christian D Rauch, German sculptor, dies at 80  

1862  Jules Renkin, Belgian jurist/minister/premier (1931-32) on this day in history.  

1863  Longstreet abandons his siege at Knoxville, TN on December - 03.  

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Famous Birthdays In December - 03

Famous People Born On This Day In History

1368  On December - 03 birth of charles VI, [the Well-Beloved], king of France (1380-1422)  

1483  On this day in history birth of nicolaus von Amsdorf, German reformation theologist  

1560  Jan Gruter, Dutch critic (d. 1627) was born on this day in history.  

1576  Marsilio Casentini, composer was born on this day in history.  

1668  On this day in history birth of casimir Schweizelsperg, composer  

1684  Ludvig Baron Holberg, founder (Danish & Norwegian literature) was born on December - 03.  

1729  On December - 03 birth of padre Antonio Francisco J Jose Soler, Olot Spain, composer (Fandango)  

1750  On this day in history birth of johann Franz Xaver Sterkel, composer  


Famous Deaths In December - 03

Famous People Died On This Day In History

0450  Petrus Chrysologus, 1st archbishop of Ravenna, dies on December - 03.  

1137  On this day in history lotharius III, of Supplinburg, Roman-Ger emperor (1133-37), dies at 67  

1154  Anastasius IV, Pope (1153-54), dies on December - 03.  

1265  On December - 03 death of odofredus, Italian jurist  

1463  On December - 03 louis Chalon, prince of Orange, dies  

1469  On December - 03 piero de' Medici, ruler of Florence, dies at about 53  

1491  Thomas Basin, French historian/bishop of Lisieux, dies on December - 03.  

1533  Vasili III, great prince of Moscow (1505-33), dies at 54 on this day in history.  

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