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 This day in History - December 28
398 Historic Events for December 28
1801

James Barnes, Bvt Major General (Union volunteers), died in 1869

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1805

Tomas Genoves y Lapetra, composer

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1812

Julius Reitz, composer

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1816

American Colonization Society organizes

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1821

Naples: Gioacchini Rossini moves to Bologna

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1822

William Booth Taliaferro, Brig Gen (Confederate Army), died in 1898

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1823

Thomas Alexander Scott, Asst Secy War (Union), died in 1881

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1826

Conrad Busken Huet, Dutch vicar/literary (Country of Rubens)

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1827

Robert Latimer McCook, volunteers Brig General (Union), died in 1862

Birth
1828

Karl L Kahlbaum, German psychiatrist (katatonie)

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1828

6.8 earthquake strikes Echigo Japan, 30,000 killed

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1830

Adrien-Joseph van Helmont, composer, dies at 83

Death
1832

John Calhoun becomes 1st VP to resign (differences with Pres Jackson)

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1833

Charles Miller Shelley, Brig General (Confederate Army), died in 1907

Birth
1835

Archibald Geikie, British geologist

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1836

Spain recognizes independence of Mexico

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1837

Benjamin Johnson Lang, composer

Birth
1842

Calixa Lavallee, composer

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1845

Homer Newton Bartlett, composer

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1846

Iowa becomes 29th state

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1849

M Jolly-Bellin discovers dry-cleaning, he accidentally upset lamp containing turpentine and oil on his clothing and sees cleaning effect

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1849

Herbert von Bismarck, German politician/son of Otto of Bismarck

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1850

Rangoon Burma, destroyed by fire

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1855

Juan Zorrilla de San Martin, Uruguay's diplomat/poet (Tabar‚)

Birth
1856

[Thomas] Woodrow Wilson, Staunton Va, (28 pres-D-1912-21, Nobel 1919)

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