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Historical Events In December - 12

Sunday, 28 November 2021

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 December - 12.  

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

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

1805  Henry Wells, founder (American Express Co & Wells Fargo & Co) on this day in history.  

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

1812  On this day in history french invasion of Russia comes to an end.  

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

1818  Paul Octave Hebert, Brig General (Confederate Army), died in 1880 on this day in history.  

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

1822  On December - 12 mexico officially recognized as an independent nation by US  

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

1835  On December - 12 georges Jean Pfeiffer, composer  

1836  On December - 12 giuseppe Farinelli, composer, dies at 67  

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  William Vanderbilt, yachtsman (donated Vanderbilt Cup) on December - 12.  

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

1859  On December - 12 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.  

1859  On December - 12 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  Battle of Dumfries, VA on this day in history.  

1863  The birth of Edvard Munch, Norwegian painter on this day in history.  

1863  On December - 12 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 December - 12.  

1871  Jules Janssen discovers dark lines in solar corona spectrum on this day in history.  

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

1874  On this day in history 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 December - 12.  

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

1574  On this day in history birth of anne of Denmark, queen consort of James I of England (d. 1619)  

1579  Heinrich Steuccius, composer was born on December - 12.  

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

1630  On this day in history 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  On December - 12 carloman, co-king of France (879, 882-884), dies  

1112  On December - 12 tancred, monarch of Galilea/Edessa/Antioch, dies  

1204  Maimonides, [Moses Ben Maimon], Span/Egyptian rabbi, dies at 69 on December - 12.  

1212  Death of Geoffrey, Archbishop of York on December - 12.  

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

1600  On this day in history john Craig, Scottish church reformer/James VI's court vicar, dies  

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