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 This day in History - December 12
413 Historic Events for December 12
1745

John Jay, diplomat/governor (NY)

Birth
1769

Pope Clement XIV proclaims a universal jubilee

Event
1772

Johann Gottfried Seyfert, composer, dies at 41

Death
1777

Albrecht von Haller, Swiss physician/biologist/author, dies at 69

Death
1777

Benjamin Russen, reverend, executed at Tyburn England for rape

Death
1777

Benjamin Russen, Rev, executed at Tyburn England for rape

Death
1787

Pennsylvania becomes 2nd state to ratify US constitution

Event
1788

Joseph Gibbs, composer, dies at 88

Death
1791

Bank of US opens

Event
1792

In Vienna, Ludwig Von Beethoven (22) receives 1st lesson in music composition from Franz Joseph Haydn

Event
1792

Alexandros Ypsilanti, Greek resistance fighter

Birth
1800

Washington DC established as capital of US

Event
1805

Henry Wells, founder (American Express Co and Wells Fargo and Co)

Birth
1806

Stand Watie, Brig General (Confederate Army), died in 1871

Birth
1812

John Malchair, composer, dies at 82

Death
1818

Paul Octave Hebert, Brig General (Confederate Army), died in 1880

Birth
1821

Gustave Flaubert, France, novelist (Madame Bovary)

Birth
1822

Mexico officially recognized as an independent nation by US

Event
1830

Joseph Orville Shelby, Brig General (Confederate Army), died in 1897

Birth
1832

Abraham C Wertheim, Dutch banker/MP (liberal)

Birth
1833

Matthias Hohner, German manufacturer (harmonica)

Birth
1835

Georges Jean Pfeiffer, composer

Birth
1836

Giuseppe Farinelli, composer, dies at 67

Death
1838

Sherburne W Burnham, US, astronomer (binary stars)

Birth
1843

Willem I Frederik, King of Netherlands (1814-40), dies at 71

Death