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 This day in History - October 12
406 Historic Events for October 12
1797

Pierre de Jelyotte, composer, dies at 84

Death
1798

Friedrich von Schillers "Wallensteins Lager," premieres in Weimar

Event
1798

Flemish uprising against French occupied Boerenkrijg

Event
1798

A J Pedro I van Alcantara, Kaiser of Brazil (1822-31)/king of Portugal

Birth
1798

Charles Albert, King of Sardinia (1831-49)

Birth
1807

John Tideman, Dutch Remonstrant theologist

Birth
1808

John Liptrot Hatton, composer

Birth
1813

Lyman Trumbull, MC (Union) died in 1896

Birth
1815

William Joseph Hardee, Lt Gen (Confederate Army), died in 1873

Birth
1815

Ex-king Joachim Murat van Naples sentenced to death

Event
1817

Johann Franz Xaver Sterkel, composer, dies at 66

Death
1820

Elias Annes Borger, theologist/poet (Ode on the Rhine), dies at 36

Death
1822

Joseph Haydn Potter, Brig General (Union volunteers), died in 1892

Birth
1822

2nd eruption of Galunggung (Java) destroys summit of mountain

Event
1823

Charles Macintosh of Scotland begins selling raincoats (Macs)

Event
1829

Jacobus Blue, Dutch regent/patriot, dies at about 73

Death
1832

Walter T Watts-Dunton, England, lawyer/poet/writer (Aylwin)

Birth
1833

Charles Darwin begins return trip to Buenos Aires

Event
1836

18" of snow falls in Bridgewater NY

Event
1837

Frederica Louisa Wilhelmina, Queen of Netherlands, dies at 62

Death
1840

Helena Modjeska, Poland, Shakespearian actress (Juliet)/anti-Russian

Birth
1844

George W Cable, American writer (Northampton Years)

Birth
1844

Claude Tillier, French journalist/writer (My Uncle Benjamin), dies

Death
1845

Amintore Galli, composer

Birth
1850

1st women's medical school (Women's Medical College of Penns), opens

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