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 This day in History - December 2
363 Historic Events for December 2
1813

Prince Willem Frederik accepts constitutional monarchy

Event
1814

Marquis de Sade, writer, dies at 74

Death
1816

1st savings bank in US opens (Philadelphia Savings Fund Society)

Event
1821

Rufus Barringer, Brig General (Confederate Army), died in 1895

Birth
1822

In San Salvador, a congress proposes incorporation into US

Event
1823

President James Monroe declares his "Monroe Doctrine"

Event
1825

JKLSBFXvPSMGRG Pedro II van Alcantara, Emperor of Brazil (1831-89)

Birth
1828

Simon Paap, Dutch 56 cm long dwarf/cabaret artist, dies at 39

Death
1831

Traugott Maximilian Eberwein, composer, dies at 56

Death
1837

Charles Garrison Harker, Brig General (Union volunteers), died in 1864

Birth
1840

William H Harrison elected president of US

Event
1840

Opera "Die Favoritin" is produced (Paris)

Event
1840

Gaetano Donizetti's opera "La Favorita," premieres in Paris

Event
1845

Johannes Simon Mayr, composer, dies at 82

Death
1846

Pierre M Waldeck-Rousseau, French Min of Foreign affairs/premier

Birth
1848

Franz Josef I becomes emperor of Austria and King of Hungary

Event
1852

2nd French empire established; Louis Napoleon becomes emperor

Event
1856

Robert Kajanus, composer

Birth
1859

John Brown, US abolitionist (Harpers Ferry), hanged at 59

Death
1859

Georges Seurat, France, painter/pointillist (Grande Jatte)

Birth
1860

C T Studd, cricketer (brother of G B, five Tests for England)

Birth
1863

Gustav Wohlgemuth, composer

Birth
1864

Archibald Gracie Jr, Confederate brig-general, dies in battle at 31

Death
1864

Skirmish at Rocky Creek Church, Georgia

Event
1866

Henry Thacker Burleigh, Erie Pa, black composer (Springarn Medal)

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