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Historical Events In December - 12

Monday, 15 August 2022

1791  Bank of US opens on this day in history.  

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

1792  On this day in history alexandros Ypsilanti, Greek resistance fighter  

1800  On this day in history 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  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  On this day in history 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  Abraham C Wertheim, Dutch banker/MP (liberal) on December - 12.  

1833  Matthias Hohner, German manufacturer (harmonica) on December - 12.  

1835  On December - 12 georges Jean Pfeiffer, composer  

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

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 December - 12.  

1858  On December - 12 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 December - 12.  

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 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  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 this day in history volter A Kilpi, Finnish writer (Alastalon salissa)  

1875  On December - 12 desiderius A Stracke, Flemish jesuit/literature historian  

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 December - 12 birth of albert II of Austria (d. 1358)  

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

1574  Anne van Denemarken, daughter of Danish King Frederik II was born on December - 12.  

1574  Anne of Denmark, queen consort of James I of England (d. 1619) was born on December - 12.  

1579  On December - 12 birth of heinrich Steuccius, composer  

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

1630  On December - 12 birth of olof Rudbeck, composer  

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

Famous Deaths In December - 12

Famous People Died On This Day In History

0884  On this day in history 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  On December - 12 death of geoffrey, Archbishop of York  

1263  On this day in history 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  On December - 12 john Craig, Scottish church reformer/James VI's court vicar, dies  

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