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 This day in History - December 15
387 Historic Events for December 15
1803

August Freyer, composer

Birth
1810

1st Irish magazine in US, Shamrock, is published

Event
1811

Earthquake hits New Madrid, Missouri

Event
1812

Isidor Dannstrom, composer

Birth
1815

Rossini gets assignment for Il barbiere di Siviglia

Event
1816

Joseph Franz Maximilian Lobkowitz, composer, dies at 44

Death
1817

Maria Walewska [Leszczinska], lover of emperor Napoleon I, dies

Death
1820

1st General pharmacopoeia in US published, Boston

Event
1821

Auguste Emmanuel Vaucorbeil, composer

Birth
1822

Edward Stephen, composer

Birth
1822

Ferenc Verseghy, composer, dies at 65

Death
1823

Friedrich Gottlieb Schwencke, composer

Birth
1826

William Browser, revolting slave, executed in NYC

Death
1830

Francesco D'Arcais, composer

Birth
1831

Paul R Cantzlaar, gov of Saba/Cura‡ao/Dutch-West Indies, dies at 60

Death
1832

Alexandre-Gustave Eiffel, French engineer (Eiffel tower)

Birth
1836

Patent Office burns in Wash, DC

Event
1836

Edmond Picard, French/Belgian lawyer/writer (La forge Roussel)

Birth
1839

Matthijs I van Bree, Flemish court-painter, dies at 66

Death
1842

Henry Gadsby, composer

Birth
1848

Edwin Howland Blashfield, decorated the dome of Library of Congress

Birth
1852

Antoine Henri Becquerel, discovered radioactivity (Nobel 1903)

Birth
1852

Tewfik Pasja, khedive (viceroy) of Egypt

Birth
1853

Jean B A Kessler, director of oil on Dutch Indies

Birth
1854

1st street-cleaning machine in US 1st used in Philadelphia

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