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 This day in History - October 19
373 Historic Events for October 19
1745

Jonathan Swift, English writer (Gulliver's Travels), dies

Death
1758

Johan H Roman, Finnish/Swedish composer/conductor/violinist, dies

Death
1765

Stamp Act Congress met in NY, wrote decl of rights and liberties

Event
1781

Cornwallis surrenders at Yorktown at 2 PM; Revolutionary War ends

Event
1784

Leigh Hunt, British writer (Lord Byron)

Birth
1784

John McLoughlin, Hudson's Bay Co pioneer in Oregon Country

Birth
1786

Pietro Alessandro Pavona, composer, dies at 58

Death
1790

Lyman Hall, US physician/signer (Decl of Ind), dies at 66

Death
1792

Dirk Donker Curtius, Dutch attorney/minister of Justice (liberal)

Birth
1793

Francisco Morera, composer, dies at 62

Death
1810

Cassius Marcellus Clay, Major General (Union volunteers), died in 1903

Birth
1810

Jean-Georges Noverre, French choreographer (ballet d'action), dies

Death
1812

Napoleon begins his retreat from Moscow

Event
1813

Josef Poniatovski, Polish gen/marshal of France, dies in battle

Death
1818

US and Chicasaw Indians sign a treaty

Event
1819

Joseph C Juglar, French physician/economist (Crises Commercial)

Birth
1824

Rufus Saxton, Bvt Major General (Union volunteers), died in 1908

Birth
1824

Frantisek Pivoda, composer

Birth
1828

Adolfo Fumagalli, composer

Birth
1834

Francis Channing Barlow, US lawyer/gen-major/co-founder (ABA)

Birth
1834

Cornelis Loots, accountant/poet (Volkswoede), dies at 69

Death
1835

Henry Doeff, translator (Dutch-Japanese dictionary), dies at 57

Death
1838

Henry Fagel, baron/court clerk of States-General/diplomat, dies at 73

Death
1845

Richard Wagners opera "Tannh„user," premieres in Dresden

Event
1849

Elizabeth Blackwell becomes 1st woman in US to receive medical degree

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