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Historical Events In December - 12

Friday, 14 May 2021

1791  On December - 12 bank of US opens  

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

1792  On December - 12 alexandros Ypsilanti, Greek resistance fighter  

1800  On December - 12 washington DC established as capital of US  

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  On December - 12 french invasion of Russia comes to an end.  

1812  John Malchair, composer, dies at 82 on this day in history.  

1818  On December - 12 paul Octave Hebert, Brig General (Confederate Army), died in 1880  

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  On this day in history joseph Orville Shelby, Brig General (Confederate Army), died in 1897  

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

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

1835  Georges Jean Pfeiffer, composer on December - 12.  

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

1838  Sherburne W Burnham, US, astronomer (binary stars) on this day in history.  

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  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  On this day in history edward Bradley, horse owner (1st to own 4 Kentucky Derby winners)  

1862  On this day in history confederate torpedo (mine) sinks USS Cairo in Yazoo River.  

1862  On this day in history battle of Dumfries, VA  

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

1863  On this day in history edvard Munch, Norway, painter/print maker (The Scream)  

1866  Alfred Werner, Swiss chemist (Nobel 1913) on December - 12.  

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

1870  Joseph Rainey (SC) became 1st black sworn into House of Reps on this day in history.  

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

1872  On this day in history willem A Schimmelpenninck van der Oye, Dutch politician, dies at 72  

1874  Volter A Kilpi, Finnish writer (Alastalon salissa) on this day in history.  

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

1877  On December - 12 jose M de Alencar, Brazilian writer/minister of Justice, dies at 48  

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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 this day in history.  

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  Heinrich Steuccius, composer was born on this day in history.  

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

1630  On December - 12 birth of olof Rudbeck, composer  

1659  On this day in history 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  Carloman, co-king of France (879, 882-884), dies on December - 12.  

1112  Tancred, monarch of Galilea/Edessa/Antioch, dies on December - 12.  

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

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

1263  On this day in history hakon IV, Gamli, King of Norway (1217-63), dies  

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

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

1600  On December - 12 john Craig, Scottish church reformer/James VI's court vicar, dies  

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