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 This day in History - October 12
406 Historic Events for October 12
1654

Rembrandt Carel Fabritius, painter, dies in an accident

Death
1654

Kruittoren van Delft, explodes, 50-100 killed

Event
1654

Dirck Graswinckel, Dutch copurt clerk of States-General, dies at 66

Death
1659

English Rump-government fires John Lambert and other generals

Event
1672

Frederik of Nassau, count of Buren, slain in battle

Death
1685

Geeraerdt Burns, theologist/poet/historian, dies at 59

Death
1686

Silvius Leopold Weiss, composer

Birth
1692

Massachusetts Bay discontinues witch trials

Event
1692

Giovanni Battista Vitali, composer, dies at 60

Death
1694

Matsuo Basho, greatest Japanese haiku poet, dies

Death
1702

Battle of Bay of Vigo: Dutch and English fleet destroy and occupy Spanish silver fleet and French squadron

Event
1711

Karel VI Habsburg crowned Roman Catholic emperor

Event
1713

Johann Ludwig Krebs, composer

Birth
1729

Willem KH Friso installed as viceroy of Gelderland

Event
1730

Frederik IV, king of Denmark/Norway (1699-1730), dies

Death
1730

Christian VI succeeds Frederik IV as king of Denmark

Event
1742

Johan Peter Melchior, German sculptor

Birth
1759

Frantisek Vaclav Tomes, composer

Birth
1762

John W Janssens, gov-gen of Cape colony/Dutch-Indies 1811

Birth
1763

John Ross, composer

Birth
1775

US Navy forms

Event
1776

British Brigade begins guarding Throgg Necks Road in Bronx

Event
1791

A L Karschin, writer, dies at 68

Death
1792

Columbus Day is 1st celebrated

Event
1794

James Lyon, composer, dies at 59

Death