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 This day in History - December 26
359 Historic Events for December 26
1812

Wilhelm Volkmar, composer

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1813

Zamose, Modlin, Torgau surrenders to allied armies

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1815

Israel Bush Richardson, Mjr General (Union volunteers), died in 1862

Birth
1820

Gustavus Adolphus Smith, Brig General (Union volunteers), died in 1885

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1822

Dion Boucicault, Irish/Us actor/playwright (Rip van Winkle)

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1824

Augustus Louis Chetlain, Mjr General (Union volunteers), died in 1914

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1825

Erie Canal opens

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1826

Franz Coenen, composer

Birth
1826

Martinus Nijhoff, founder Nijhoff's book/publisher (Van Dale)

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1827

Jan David Holland, composer, dies at 81

Death
1830

Gaetano Donizetti's opera "Anna Bolena," premieres in Milan

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1831

Vincenzo Bellini's opera "Norma," premieres in Milan

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1836

Hans Georg Nageli, composer, dies at 63

Death
1837

Adm George Dewey, American naval hero of Manila

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1837

Martinus van Marum, chemist/physicist (giant salamander), dies at 87

Death
1845

Salvatore Auteri Manzocchi, composer

Birth
1848

William and Ellen Craft escape from slavery in Georgia

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1848

1st gold seekers arrive in Panama en route to SF

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1849

Samuel E "Sam" van Beem, actor (Fanfan la Tulipe)

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1854

Wood-pulp paper 1st exhibited, Buffalo

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1855

Arnold Ludwig Mendelssohn, composer

Birth
1859

Johan F van Bemmelen, Dutch zoologist

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1860

Major Robert Anderson, under cover of darkness, concentrated his small force at Ft Sumter

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1860

Maiden voyage of 1st steamship owned by 1 man (C Vanderbilt)

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1861

Friedrich Engel, German mathematician (group theory)

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