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 This day in History - November 17
368 Historic Events for November 17
1771

Jonathan Huntington, composer

Birth
1773

Mih ly Csokonai Vit‚z, Hungarian poet (B‚kaeg‚rhartz)

Birth
1785

Church of England organizes in New England

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1787

Michele Carafa, composer

Birth
1790

August Ferdinand M”bius, mathematician, inventor (M”bius strip)

Birth
1794

John Barrien Montgomery, Commander (Union Navy), died in 1873

Birth
1796

Catharina II the Great, empress of Russia (1762-96), dies at 67

Death
1796

Battle of Arcole-Napolean I's French forces beat Austrians in Italy

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1798

-21) Snow storms in New England, 100s die

Event
1799

Titian Ramsey Peale, US, artist/naturalist (American Ornithology)

Birth
1800

John Adams is 1st pres to move into the White House

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1800

Congress held 1st session in Wash DC in incompleted Capitol building

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1808

Alberich Zwyssig, composer

Birth
1814

Joseph Finegan, Brig General (Confederate Army), died in 1885

Birth
1816

August W Ambros, Austria musicologist (History of Music)

Birth
1818

Charlotte Sophia von Mecklenburg-Strelitz, Queen of England, dies

Death
1826

Louise Reichardt, composer, dies at 47

Death
1826

John McArthur, Bvt Major General (Union volunteers), died in 1906

Birth
1834

Stephen Hinsdale Weed, Brig General (Union volunteers), died in 1863

Birth
1837

Willem Coenen, composer

Birth
1837

David Capriles, director of psychiatry of Monte Christo, Cura‡ao

Birth
1837

Derk J A Haspels, Dutch actor

Birth
1839

Giuseppe Verdi's opera "Oberte Conti Di," premieres in Milan

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1842

Opera "Linda di Chamounix" is produced (London)

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1842

Fugitive slave George Latimer, captured in Boston

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