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 This day in History - December 13
387 Historic Events for December 13
1668

Jean Racines "Britannicus," premieres in Paris

Event
1672

Jan II Kazimierz, king of Poland (1648-68), dies at 63

Death
1693

Dodoftei, Romanian metropolitan of Moldavia/writer (Saint Lives), dies

Death
1693

Willem Van de Velde, Dutch the Old, seascape painter, dies at about 82

Death
1724

Aepinus, [Franz UT Hoch], German physician/physicist

Birth
1729

Anthony Collins, Engl philosopher (On Liberty and Necessity), dies at 53

Death
1732

Jean-Claude Trial, composer

Birth
1734

England and Russia sign trade agreement

Event
1738

Gotthard Wagner, composer, dies at 59

Death
1740

Franz Xaver Schnitzer, composer

Birth
1742

Willem KH Friso tests his mothers potatoes

Event
1759

1st music store in America opens (Phila)

Event
1769

C F Gellert, writer, dies at 54

Death
1769

Dartmouth College in New Hampshire received its charter

Event
1770

John Clarke-Whitfeld, composer

Birth
1774

Susanne K von Klettenberg, German friend of Goethes mother, dies at 50

Death
1774

1st incident of Revolution-400 attack Ft William and Mary, NH

Event
1793

Johann Joachim Christoph Bode, composer, dies at 63

Death
1797

Heinrich Heine, Germany, poet/lyricist (Schubert, Liszt)

Birth
1810

Clark Mills, US, sculptor (Freedom, Armed Liberty)

Birth
1812

Marianne von Martinez, composer, dies at 68

Death
1814

Charles Joseph Prince of Ligne, Belg fieldmarshal/author, dies at 79

Death
1816

E Werner von Siemens, German artillery officer/inventor

Birth
1816

Patent for a dry dock issued to John Adamson, Boston

Event
1816

Clement Claiborne Clay, MC (Confederacy), died in 1882

Birth