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 This day in History - December 18
361 Historic Events for December 18
1829

Jean-Baptiste de Lamarck, French nature investigator, dies at about 85

Death
1831

Willem Bilderdijk, Dutch poet/literary (My Relief), dies at 75

Death
1832

Charles Darwins visits Vurland

Event
1835

Johann Georg Anton Mederitsch-Gallus, composer, dies at 82

Death
1835

George Dashiell Bayard, Brig General (Union volunteers), died in 1862

Birth
1837

A Adolf Daens, Belgian priest/Dutch party founder (CVP)

Birth
1839

1st celestial photograph (of Moon) made in US, John Draper, NYC

Event
1839

Charles-Henri Plantade, composer, dies at 75

Death
1841

Felice Blangini, composer, dies at 60

Death
1844

Lujo [Ludwig J von] Brentano, German economist

Birth
1848

Karl Schroder, composer

Birth
1849

William Bond obtains 1st photograph of Moon through a telescope

Event
1852

Gaetano Coronaro, composer

Birth
1856

Joseph John Thomson, Eng, physicist discovered electron (Nobel 1906)

Birth
1858

Joseph-Henri-Ignace Mees, composer, dies at 81

Death
1858

Passy, at Paris: 1st "Samedi soir" i/d villa of lovers Rossini

Event
1859

South Carolina declared an "independent commonwealth"

Event
1860

Edward Alexander MacDowell, US, composer (Indian Suite)

Birth
1861

Lionel Monckton, composer

Birth
1862

Johnson Kelly Duncan, architect/Confederate brig-generaal, dies at 35

Death
1862

Battle at Lexington, Tennessee (Forrest's Second Raid)

Event
1863

French Ferdinand, archduke of Austria (Sarajevo/WW I)

Birth
1865

13th Amendment ratified, slavery abolished

Event
1865

1st US cattle importation law passed

Event
1865

Francisco Manuel da Silva, composer, dies at 70

Death