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 This day in History - December 17
387 Historic Events for December 17
1824

Manning Ferguson Force, Bvt Mjr Gen (Union volunteers), died in 1899

Birth
1824

John Kerr, System physicist (electro-visually Kerr-effect)

Birth
1829

Bernard Jumentier, composer, dies at 80

Death
1830

Simon Bolivar, president (Colombia), dies at 47 in Colombia

Death
1830

Jules de Goncourt, France, novelist (Germinie)

Birth
1832

HMS Beagle/Charles Darwin sails in Strait Le Maire

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1833

James Thadeus Holtzclaw, Brig General (Confederate Army), died in 1893

Birth
1833

Kaspar Hauser, German son of grand duke Karel of Bathe, murdered at 21

Death
1835

Alexander E Agassiz, US, businessman/biologist/geology

Birth
1838

Berthold Tours, composer

Birth
1840

Christian Frederik Emil Horneman, composer

Birth
1842

Marius Sophus Lie, Norwegian mathematician (continous groups)

Birth
1848

Frederick Grant Gleason, composer

Birth
1852

1st Hawaiian cavalry organized

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1853

Herbert Beerbohm Tree, England, actor/theater manager (Trilby)

Birth
1859

Willem C Grnings, Cura‡aos publisher (People's Friend)

Birth
1860

Anaheim Township created in Los Angeles County

Event
1861

Fritz Volbach, German musicologist/conductor/composer

Birth
1862

Gen US Grant issues order #11, expelling Jews from Tennessee

Event
1863

Ion Vidu, composer

Birth
1864

Battle of Franklin, TN

Event
1864

John Felix August Korling, composer

Birth
1865

Franz Schubert's "Unvolendete" Symphony," premieres

Event
1869

Nikolay Ivanovich Kazanli, composer

Birth
1870

Giuseppe Saverio Raffaele Mercadante, composer, dies at 75

Death