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Historical Events In December - 12

Friday, 03 July 2020

1791  Bank of US opens on December - 12.  

1792  On December - 12 in Vienna, Ludwig Von Beethoven (22) receives 1st lesson in music composition from Franz Joseph Haydn  

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

1800  Washington DC established as capital of US on December - 12.  

1805  On this day in history henry Wells, founder (American Express Co & Wells Fargo & Co)  

1806  On this day in history stand Watie, Brig General (Confederate Army), died in 1871  

1812  French invasion of Russia comes to an end on December - 12.  

1812  On this day in history john Malchair, composer, dies at 82  

1818  Paul Octave Hebert, Brig General (Confederate Army), died in 1880 on December - 12.  

1821  On this day in history gustave Flaubert, France, novelist (Madame Bovary)  

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

1830  Joseph Orville Shelby, Brig General (Confederate Army), died in 1897 on this day in history.  

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

1833  Matthias Hohner, German manufacturer (harmonica) on this day in history.  

1835  On this day in history georges Jean Pfeiffer, composer  

1836  Giuseppe Farinelli, composer, dies at 67 on December - 12.  

1838  Sherburne W Burnham, US, astronomer (binary stars) on December - 12.  

1843  Willem I Frederik, King of Netherlands (1814-40), dies at 71 on December - 12.  

1848  William Vanderbilt, yachtsman (donated Vanderbilt Cup) on this day in history.  

1858  On this day in history 1st Canadian coins circulated (1 cent, 5 cent, 10 cent & 20 cent)  

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 this day in history.  

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

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

1863  On this day in history the birth of Edvard Munch, Norwegian painter  

1863  On this day in history 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 this day in history 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  On December - 12 volter A Kilpi, Finnish writer (Alastalon salissa)  

1875  Desiderius A Stracke, Flemish jesuit/literature historian on December - 12.  

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  On this day in history birth of albert II of Austria (d. 1358)  

1418  Albert VI of Austria (d. 1463) was born on this day in history.  

1574  On December - 12 birth of anne van Denemarken, daughter of Danish King Frederik II  

1574  Anne of Denmark, queen consort of James I of England (d. 1619) was born on this day in history.  

1579  On this day in history birth of heinrich Steuccius, composer  

1610  Saint Vasilije (d. 1671) was born on this day in history.  

1630  Olof Rudbeck, composer was born on this day in history.  

1659  Francesco Galli-Bibiena, Italian architect/designer (d. 1739) was born on December - 12.  

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Famous Deaths In December - 12

Famous People Died On This Day In History

0884  Carloman, co-king of France (879, 882-884), dies on December - 12.  

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

1204  On this day in history maimonides, [Moses Ben Maimon], Span/Egyptian rabbi, dies at 69  

1212  On this day in history death of geoffrey, Archbishop of York  

1263  Hakon IV, Gamli, King of Norway (1217-63), dies on December - 12.  

1574  Death of Selim II, Ottoman Sultan (b. 1524) on this day in history.  

1586  On this day in history death of stefan Batory, King of Poland (b. 1533)  

1600  John Craig, Scottish church reformer/James VI's court vicar, dies on December - 12.  

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