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 This day in History - October 15
378 Historic Events for October 15
1690

Juan de Vald‚s Leal, Spanish painter/sculptor, dies at 68

Death
1705

English fleet under Lord Peterborough occupies Barcelona

Event
1724

Cornelis Steenoven is 1st archbishop of Old-Catholic church

Event
1756

Saxon army surrenders to Prussia

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1761

Peter Gronland, composer

Birth
1762

Samuel Adams Holyoke, composer

Birth
1775

Bernhard Henrik Crusell, composer

Birth
1777

Mjr James Graves Simcoe appointed commandant of Queen's Rangers (Penn)

Event
1779

Johan O Wallin, Swedish poet/songwriter/archbishop (D”dens Engel)

Birth
1783

Jean Pilƒtre de Rozier makes captive-balloon ascent

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1784

Thomas Hastings, composer

Birth
1785

Jos‚ Miguel Carrera, president of Chile (1811-14)

Birth
1786

Earliest 32øF (0øC) recorded temp in NYC

Event
1789

1st presidental tour-George Washington in New England

Event
1795

Frederik Willem IV, king of Prussia (1840-61)/Germany (1849-61)

Birth
1799

August Ferdinand Haeser, composer

Birth
1815

Napoleon Bonaparte exiled on Island of St Helena

Event
1816

Amiel Weeks Whipple, Major General (Union volunteers), died in 1863

Birth
1817

Tadeusz AB Kosciusko, Polish lt-general/freedom fighter, dies

Death
1818

Irvin McDowell, Major General (Union volunteers), died in 1885

Birth
1819

Marinus FAG Campbell, bibliography/literary

Birth
1819

F Louise W, daughter of viceroy Willem V, dies at 48

Death
1822

Alfred Meissner, Austrian physician/writer

Birth
1827

Charles Darwin reaches Christ's Counsel, Cambridge

Event
1829

Asaph Hall, discovered satellites of Mars (Phobos and Deimos)

Birth