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 This day in History - October 9
395 Historic Events for October 9
1806

Benjamin Banneker, astronomer/mathematician, dies at 74

Death
1813

Giuseppe Fortunio Francesco Verdi, Italian composer (Traviata, A‹da)

Birth
1813

John Jones Pettus, Confederate governor (D-Miss, 1859-63)

Birth
1817

University of Gent officially opens

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1818

Congress of Aken returns to France from Libya

Event
1819

Samuel McGowan, Brig General (Confederate Army), died in 1897

Birth
1820

Guayaquil, Ecuador declares its freedom from Ecuador

Event
1821

Georg-Friederich Fuchs, composer, dies at 68

Death
1822

George Sykes, Major General (Union volunteers), died in 1880

Birth
1823

Mary Ann Shadd Cary, 1st black US newspaper publishers

Birth
1830

Harriet Hosmer, sculptor

Birth
1831

Joannis Capodistrias, Pres of Greece (1829-31), murdered

Death
1835

Camille Saint-Sa‰ns, Paris France, composer (Ode   Sainte C‚cile)

Birth
1837

Charles Fourier, French utopian socialist (Harmony universal), dies

Death
1837

Steamboat "Home" sinks off Okracoke NC killing 100

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1841

Karl F Schinkel, German painter/writer (Neue Wache), dies at 60

Death
1847

Andr‚ Dumont, Belgian mine engineer (Limburg's coal basin)

Birth
1847

Stephanus J du Toit, South Africa theologist/journalist (Afr Bond)

Birth
1855

Joshua Stoddard of Worcester, Mass patents 1st calliope

Event
1855

Isaac Singer patents sewing machine motor

Event
1858

Gerard L F Philips, Dutch engineer/manufacturer (Philips)

Birth
1859

Alfred Dreyfus, accused Jewish French officer (Dreyfus Affair)

Birth
1863

Alexander Siloti, Kharkov Russia, pianist/prof (Moscow Cons 1888-91)

Birth
1863

Battle of Brady Station, VA (Culpeper Court House, Bristoe Station)

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1864

Battle of Tom's Brook-Confederate cavalry that harassed Sheridan's campaign is wipped by Custer and Merrit's cavalry divisions

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