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 This day in History - December 11
351 Historic Events for December 11
1843

Robert Koch, German bacteriologist (TB, cholera, Nobel 1905)

Birth
1844

1st dental use of nitrous oxide, Hartford, Ct

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1847

Moritz Grave von Strachwitz, German poet, dies at 25

Death
1849

Ellen Key, Swedish theory/author/feminist (Courageous Woman)

Birth
1855

Julian Edwards, composer

Birth
1856

Georgi V Plechanov, Russian revolutionary theorist

Birth
1856

Plechanow, writer

Birth
1857

Fran‡ois Henri Joseph Castil-Blaze, composer, dies at 73

Death
1863

Annie Jump Cannon, US, stellar spectroscopist (Harvard-classification)

Birth
1866

1st yacht race across Atlantic Ocean

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1868

Ernst Henrik Ellberg, composer

Birth
1872

1st black US gov took office, Pinckney Benton Stewart Pinchback (La)

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1874

Paul Wegener, German actor/director (Student of Prag)

Birth
1876

Mieczyslaw Karlowicz, composer

Birth
1882

Max Born, Germany, physicist (quantum mechanics, Nobel 1954)

Birth
1882

Victorien Sardous "Fedora," with Sarah Bernhardt, premieres in Paris

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1882

Boston's Bijou Theatre, 1st American playhouse lit exclusively by electricity, 1st performance, Gilbert and Sullivan's "Iolanthe"

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1882

Fiorello La Guardia, (Mayor-R-NYC, 1933-45)

Birth
1888

French Panama Canal company fails

Event
1889

Paul Kornfeld, writer

Birth
1891

Johan C J van Schagen, Dutch poet/writer (Narrenwijsheid), dies

Death
1892

Leo Ornstein, Kremenchug Russia, composer (Bio in Sonata Form)

Birth
1893

11 fishing ships wash up at Wadden Sea, 22 killed

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1896

Georgi K Zjukov, Russian minister of Defense (WW II) [OS-Dec 2]

Birth
1898

Nils J E Ferlin, Swedish poet (Barfotabarn)

Birth