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Historical Events In December - 10

Tuesday, 07 July 2020

1787  Thomas Hopkins Gallaudet, Phila, pioneer of educating the deaf on this day in history.  

1794  James Wolfe Ripley, Bvt Major General (Union Army), died in 1870 on December - 10.  

1799  On this day in history metric system established in France  

1805  On December - 10 john E Feisser, theologist/founder 1st Dutch baptist church  

1805  On December - 10 friedrich Franz Hurka, composer, dies at 43  

1810  On this day in history tom Cribb (GB) beats Tom Molineaus (US-Negro) in first interracial boxing championship (40 rounds)  

1810  On this day in history tom Cribb (GB) beats Tom Molineaus (US-Negro) in 1st interracial boxing championship (40 rounds)  

1813  Errico Petrella, composer on December - 10.  

1816  On December - 10 dutch regain Sumatra  

1817  On this day in history mississippi admitted as 20th state  

1820  David Allen Russell, Army Bvt Major General (Union), died in 1864 on this day in history.  

1821  On December - 10 nekrassow, writer  

1822  On this day in history thomas Casimer Devin, Bvt Mjr Gen (Union volunteers), died in 1878  

1823  Wilhelm Kuhe, composer on December - 10.  

1824  On this day in history george MacDonald, Scotland, sci-fi author (Princess & Curdie)  

1826  On this day in history benedikt Emanuel Schack, composer, dies at 68  

1830  On this day in history the birth of Emily Dickinson, American poet  

1830  On this day in history emily Dickinson, Amherst Mass, poet (Collected Poems)  

1830  On this day in history simon Bolivar, South American freedom fighter/"dictator", dies  

1831  On this day in history "Spirit of the Times" begins publishing (weekly horse racing sheet)  

1831  On December - 10 alexander Conze, German archaeologist  

1833  Dieudonne-Pascal Pieltain, composer, dies at 79 on this day in history.  

1836  On this day in history emory College (now Emory University) is chartered in Oxford, Georgia.  

1851  On December - 10 the birth of Melvil Dewey, Devised the library classification system  

1851  On this day in history melvil[le Louis K] Dewey, created Dewey Decimal System for libraries  

1864  On this day in history sherman reaches Savannah and 12 day siege begins  

1864  General Shermans armies reach Savannah & 12 day siege begins on December - 10.  

1868  On December - 10 the first traffic lights are installed outside the Palace of Westminster in London. Resembling railway signals, they use semaphore arms and are illuminated at night by red and green gas lamps.  

1868  Louis Victor Saar, composer on this day in history.  

1869  Women suffrage (right to vote) granted in Wyoming Territory (US 1st) on December - 10.  

1870  Adolf Loos, Austria architect (building of houses) on December - 10.  

1872  On December - 10 johann Babtist Thaller, composer  

1875  Otogaki Rengetsu, zen nun/benefactress of Tessai, dies at about 84 on December - 10.  

1877  On December - 10 federico Ricci, composer, dies at 68  

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Famous Birthdays In December - 10

Famous People Born On This Day In History

1394  King James I of Scotland (d. 1437) was born on December - 10.  

1452  Johannes Stöffler, German mathematician and astronomer (d. 1531) was born on this day in history.  

1538  Giovanni Battista Guarini, Italian writer (Faithfull Shepherd) was born on this day in history.  

1588  On this day in history birth of isaac Beeckman, Dutch scientist and philosopher (d. 1637)  

1679  On December - 10 birth of willem Maurits, Dutch count of Nassau/gov of Zeeuws-Flanders  

1691  On this day in history birth of cornelis Pronk, Dutch portrait painter/cartoonist  

1741  Agatha "Aagje" Deken, Dutch writer (For the Elderly & Children) was born on December - 10.  

1750  On this day in history birth of tipu Sultan, ruler of the Kingdom of Mysore (d. 1799)  


Famous Deaths In December - 10

Famous People Died On This Day In History

0949  On December - 10 death of herman I, Duke of Swabia  

0969  On December - 10 death of nicephorus II Phocas, Byzantine co-Emperor (963-69), murdered  

1041  Michael IV, Paphlagonicus, emperor of Byzantine, dies on this day in history.  

1198  Death of Averroes, Arab physician and philosopher (b. 1126) on December - 10.  

1490  On December - 10 antoine Haneron, Bourgundy diplomat, dies at about 90  

1508  On December - 10 death of rené II, Duke of Lorraine (b. 1451)  

1524  On December - 10 death of henry van Zutphen, Dutch Augustine/Luthern minister, burned to death  

1572  Death of Cornelis Musius, Dutch humanist/poet, murdered at 72 on this day in history.  

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