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 This day in History - December 1
438 Historic Events for December 1
1779

Pyotr Ivanovich Turchaninov, composer

Birth
1781

Charles Philippe Lafont, composer

Birth
1783

Charles and M N Roberts ascend 2,000' in hydrogen balloon

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1783

J van North launches unmanned balloon

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1784

Fran‡ois Henri Joseph Castil-Blaze, composer

Birth
1787

Pavel Ivanovich Dulgorukov, composer

Birth
1792

Lobachevsky, mathematician

Birth
1797

Oliver Wolcott, US judge/signer (Decl of Independence), dies at 71

Death
1800

Mih ly V”r”smarty, Hungary, poet/dramatist ("To a Day-Dreamer")

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1804

Emperor Napoleon marries Jos‚phine of Martinique

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1808

Anton Fischer, composer, dies at 30

Death
1810

Joseph Gungl, composer

Birth
1813

Ferdinando Bertoni, composer, dies at 88

Death
1814

August Rockel, composer

Birth
1817

Justin Heinrich Knechtl, composer, dies at 65

Death
1821

Santo Domingo (Dominican Rep) proclaims independence from Spain

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1822

Franz Liszts (11) debut as pianist Isabella Colbran

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1822

Dom Pedro crowned emperor of Brazil

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1823

Ernest Reyer, composer

Birth
1824

Jackson, WH Crawford and H Clay Adams eventually declared president

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1824

House of Reps begins to end election deadlock between JQ Adams

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1825

Aleksandr I P Romanov, czar of Russia (1801-25), dies at 47

Death
1826

William Mahone, Major General (Confederate Army), died in 1895

Birth
1831

Erie Canal closes for entire month due to cold weather

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1832

Archibald Gracie Jr, Brig General (Confederate Army), died in 1864

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