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 This day in History - November 11
405 Historic Events for November 11
1767

Bernhard Romberg, German cellist/composer/royal chaplain bandmaster

Birth
1771

Ephraim McDowell, surgeon (pioneered abdominal surgery)

Birth
1772

John Mauritius Quinkhard, portrait painter, dies at 84

Death
1778

Iroquois Indians in NY kill 40 in Cherry Valley Massacre

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1788

Michal Wielhorski, composer

Birth
1790

Chrysanthemums are introduced into England from China

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1810

Johann/John Zoffany, German painter (Tribuna degl' Uffizi), dies at 77

Death
1810

Johann Zoffany, British? painter, dies at 77

Death
1811

Ben McCulloch, Brig General (Confederate Army), died in 1862

Birth
1811

Cartagena Colombia declares independence from Spain

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1813

Dresden surrenders to allied armies

Event
1821

Fyodor Mikhailovich Dostoyevsky, Russia, novelist (Crime and Punishment)

Birth
1821

F M Dostojewski, writer

Birth
1831

Nat Turner, former slave, led a violent insurrection, hanged in VA

Death
1832

Paolo Giorza, composer

Birth
1836

Chile declares war on Bolivia and Peru

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1836

Thomas Bailey Aldrich, US, author/editor (Story of a Bad Boy)

Birth
1838

Emma Wedgwood accepts Charles Darwins marriage proposal

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1851

Alvan Clark patents telescope

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1855

Síren A Kierkegaard, Danish philosopher/theologist, dies at 42

Death
1860

1st Jewish wedding in Buenos Aires Argentina

Event
1861

Pedro V van Alcantara, king of Portugal (1853-61), dies at 24

Death
1862

Opera "La Forza Del Destino" is produced (St Petersburg Russia)

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1864

Sherman's troops destroy Rome, Georgia

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1864

Alfred Hermann Fried, Germany, pacifist (Nobel 1911)

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