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 This day in History - October 2
457 Historic Events for October 2
1804

England mobilizes to protect against French invasion

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1809

Wybo Fijnje, politician/patriot/journalist, dies at 59

Death
1809

Anton Emil Titl, composer

Birth
1817

Gunnar Wennerberg, composer

Birth
1819

George Washington Getty, Bvt Major General (Union Army), died in 1901

Birth
1821

Alexander Peter "Old Straight" Stewart, Lt Gen (Confederate Army)

Birth
1822

Joannes Kappeyne van de Coppello, Dutch Internal minister (1877-79)

Birth
1823

Daniel Steibelt, composer, dies at 57 [OS=Sept 20]

Death
1827

Edmund Jackson Davis, Brig General (Union volunteers), died in 1883

Birth
1832

Edward Burnett Tylor, English anthropologist

Birth
1832

Julius von Sachs, botanist/naturalist

Birth
1833

Charles Darwin rides through Corunda to Santa Fe Argentina

Event
1833

NY Anti-Slavery Society organized

Event
1835

Louis A Ranvier, French anatomist/historian

Birth
1836

Darwin returns to England aboard HMS Beagle (after 5 years)

Event
1839

Hans Thoma, painter

Birth
1842

Jose Mariano Elizaga, composer, dies at 56

Death
1842

William Ellery Channing, cleric/writer, dies

Death
1847

Paul Ludwig Hans von Beneckendorf und Hindenburg, German president

Birth
1850

Sarah Biffin/Beffin, limbless miniature painter, dies

Death
1851

Ferdinand Foch, France, responsible for Allies winning WW I

Birth
1852

William Ramsay, chemist

Birth
1853

Austrian law forbids Jews from owning land

Event
1853

D Fran‡ois J Arago, French astronomer/physicist (chromosome), dies

Death
1857

Marthinus T Steyn, pres of Orange-Free state (1896-1902)

Birth