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Historical Events In December - 12

Monday, 28 September 2020

1791  On this day in history bank of US opens  

1792  In Vienna, Ludwig Von Beethoven (22) receives 1st lesson in music composition from Franz Joseph Haydn on this day in history.  

1792  Alexandros Ypsilanti, Greek resistance fighter on this day in history.  

1800  On this day in history washington DC established as capital of US  

1805  On December - 12 henry Wells, founder (American Express Co & Wells Fargo & Co)  

1806  Stand Watie, Brig General (Confederate Army), died in 1871 on December - 12.  

1812  French invasion of Russia comes to an end on this day in history.  

1812  On December - 12 john Malchair, composer, dies at 82  

1818  On this day in history paul Octave Hebert, Brig General (Confederate Army), died in 1880  

1821  Gustave Flaubert, France, novelist (Madame Bovary) on this day in history.  

1822  Mexico officially recognized as an independent nation by US on this day in history.  

1830  On December - 12 joseph Orville Shelby, Brig General (Confederate Army), died in 1897  

1832  On December - 12 abraham C Wertheim, Dutch banker/MP (liberal)  

1833  On this day in history matthias Hohner, German manufacturer (harmonica)  

1835  On December - 12 georges Jean Pfeiffer, composer  

1836  Giuseppe Farinelli, composer, dies at 67 on this day in history.  

1838  On this day in history sherburne W Burnham, US, astronomer (binary stars)  

1843  On December - 12 willem I Frederik, King of Netherlands (1814-40), dies at 71  

1848  On December - 12 william Vanderbilt, yachtsman (donated Vanderbilt Cup)  

1858  1st Canadian coins circulated (1 cent, 5 cent, 10 cent & 20 cent) on December - 12.  

1859  First train operated over the Victoria Railway Bridge, Montreal. The first passenger train crossed the structure on December 17, 1859 and it was formally opened by the Prince of Wales, later to become King Edward VII, on August 25, 1860. The original structure was a single-track iron tubular bridge. The tube, when first constructed, was entirely enclosed and there were ventilation problems. Later a slit 20" wide was cut in the tube the full length of the bridge to permit the emission of smoke on this day in history.  

1859  Edward Bradley, horse owner (1st to own 4 Kentucky Derby winners) on December - 12.  

1862  Confederate torpedo (mine) sinks USS Cairo in Yazoo River on December - 12.  

1862  Battle of Dumfries, VA on this day in history.  

1863  The birth of Edvard Munch, Norwegian painter on December - 12.  

1863  On December - 12 edvard Munch, Norway, painter/print maker (The Scream)  

1866  Alfred Werner, Swiss chemist (Nobel 1913) on this day in history.  

1870  On December - 12 joseph Rainey (SC) became first black sworn into House of Reps  

1870  On December - 12 joseph Rainey (SC) became 1st black sworn into House of Reps  

1871  On this day in history jules Janssen discovers dark lines in solar corona spectrum  

1872  On December - 12 willem A Schimmelpenninck van der Oye, Dutch politician, dies at 72  

1874  Volter A Kilpi, Finnish writer (Alastalon salissa) on December - 12.  

1875  Desiderius A Stracke, Flemish jesuit/literature historian on this day in history.  

1877  Jose M de Alencar, Brazilian writer/minister of Justice, dies at 48 on this day in history.  

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Famous Birthdays In December - 12

Famous People Born On This Day In History

1298  Albert II of Austria (d. 1358) was born on December - 12.  

1418  On December - 12 birth of albert VI of Austria (d. 1463)  

1574  On this day in history birth of anne van Denemarken, daughter of Danish King Frederik II  

1574  On December - 12 birth of anne of Denmark, queen consort of James I of England (d. 1619)  

1579  On December - 12 birth of heinrich Steuccius, composer  

1610  Saint Vasilije (d. 1671) was born on December - 12.  

1630  Olof Rudbeck, composer was born on December - 12.  

1659  On December - 12 birth of francesco Galli-Bibiena, Italian architect/designer (d. 1739)  

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Famous Deaths In December - 12

Famous People Died On This Day In History

0884  On December - 12 carloman, co-king of France (879, 882-884), dies  

1112  On this day in history tancred, monarch of Galilea/Edessa/Antioch, dies  

1204  On December - 12 maimonides, [Moses Ben Maimon], Span/Egyptian rabbi, dies at 69  

1212  Death of Geoffrey, Archbishop of York on this day in history.  

1263  On December - 12 hakon IV, Gamli, King of Norway (1217-63), dies  

1574  On this day in history death of selim II, Ottoman Sultan (b. 1524)  

1586  On December - 12 death of stefan Batory, King of Poland (b. 1533)  

1600  John Craig, Scottish church reformer/James VI's court vicar, dies on this day in history.  

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