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 This day in History - October 12
406 Historic Events for October 12
1853

John Morrissey wins boxing title, when Yankee Sullivan leaves ring after 36th round to slug Morrissey's fans

Event
1854

Lincoln University founded as Ashmun Institute

Event
1855

Arthur Nikisch, Szent-Mikl¬Ęs Hungary, conductor (Berlin Philharmonic)

Birth
1855

August Sauer, Austria literature historian (Euphorion)

Birth
1855

Jacobus of Looy, Dutch writer/painter (Death of My Cat) [or 9/12]

Birth
1858

Ando Hiroshige, Japanese painter, dies at 61

Death
1860

British and French troops capture Beijing

Event
1860

Henry G W Smith, leader of British-Indian forces, dies at 73

Death
1860

Elmer A Sperry, inventor (gyrocompass)

Birth
1861

Confederate ironclad Manassas attack Union's Richmond on Mississippi

Event
1862

JEB Stuart completes his "2nd ride around McClellan"

Event
1862

Maj Gen Earl Van Dorn assumes command of Conf troops in Missisippi

Event
1862

Skirmish at Monocacy, Maryland

Event
1864

Roger Taney, 5th Supreme Court Chief Justice (1836-64), dies at 87

Death
1865

William Vincent Wallace, composer, dies at 53

Death
1866

Antonie Waldrop, painter/lithographer

Birth
1866

James Ramsay MacDonald, (L) British PM (1924, 1929-35)

Birth
1870

Robert E Lee, General of Confederate Army, dies at 63

Death
1871

Pres Grant condemns Ku Klux Klan

Event
1872

Ralph Vaughan Williams, Down Amp England, composer (Hugh the Drover)

Birth
1872

Montreal Foot Ball Club 1st game playing Quebec City to 0-0 tie

Event
1875

Aleister [Edward S] Crowley, (75 pseudonames), British occultist

Birth
1878

Karl Buresch, Austria politician

Birth
1879

British troops occupy Kabul Afghanistan

Event
1880

Healey Willan, composer

Birth