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Historical Events In December - 10

Wednesday, 23 September 2020

1787  Thomas Hopkins Gallaudet, Phila, pioneer of educating the deaf on December - 10.  

1794  James Wolfe Ripley, Bvt Major General (Union Army), died in 1870 on this day in history.  

1799  Metric system established in France on this day in history.  

1805  John E Feisser, theologist/founder 1st Dutch baptist church on December - 10.  

1805  Friedrich Franz Hurka, composer, dies at 43 on this day in history.  

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

1810  On December - 10 tom Cribb (GB) beats Tom Molineaus (US-Negro) in 1st interracial boxing championship (40 rounds)  

1813  Errico Petrella, composer on this day in history.  

1816  On this day in history dutch regain Sumatra  

1817  Mississippi admitted as 20th state on this day in history.  

1820  David Allen Russell, Army Bvt Major General (Union), died in 1864 on December - 10.  

1821  Nekrassow, writer on this day in history.  

1822  On December - 10 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  The birth of Emily Dickinson, American poet on this day in history.  

1830  Emily Dickinson, Amherst Mass, poet (Collected Poems) on this day in history.  

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

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

1831  On December - 10 alexander Conze, German archaeologist  

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

1836  Emory College (now Emory University) is chartered in Oxford, Georgia on December - 10.  

1851  On this day in history the birth of Melvil Dewey, Devised the library classification system  

1851  Melvil[le Louis K] Dewey, created Dewey Decimal System for libraries on December - 10.  

1864  On December - 10 sherman reaches Savannah and 12 day siege begins  

1864  On this day in history general Shermans armies reach Savannah & 12 day siege begins  

1868  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 on December - 10.  

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

1869  On December - 10 women suffrage (right to vote) granted in Wyoming Territory (US 1st)  

1870  On this day in history adolf Loos, Austria architect (building of houses)  

1872  Johann Babtist Thaller, composer on this day in history.  

1875  On December - 10 otogaki Rengetsu, zen nun/benefactress of Tessai, dies at about 84  

1877  On this day in history 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 this day in history.  

1452  Johannes Stöffler, German mathematician and astronomer (d. 1531) was born on December - 10.  

1538  Giovanni Battista Guarini, Italian writer (Faithfull Shepherd) was born on December - 10.  

1588  On December - 10 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 this day in history.  

1750  Tipu Sultan, ruler of the Kingdom of Mysore (d. 1799) was born on December - 10.  

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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  Death of Nicephorus II Phocas, Byzantine co-Emperor (963-69), murdered on this day in history.  

1041  Michael IV, Paphlagonicus, emperor of Byzantine, dies on December - 10.  

1198  On this day in history death of averroes, Arab physician and philosopher (b. 1126)  

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

1508  Death of René II, Duke of Lorraine (b. 1451) on this day in history.  

1524  Death of Henry van Zutphen, Dutch Augustine/Luthern minister, burned to death on December - 10.  

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

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