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 This day in History - December 3
358 Historic Events for December 3
1729

Padre Antonio Francisco J Jose Soler, Olot Spain, composer (Fandango)

Birth
1750

Johann Franz Xaver Sterkel, composer

Birth
1752

Georg-Friederich Fuchs, composer

Birth
1753

Samuel Crompton, English inventor (mule-jenny spinning machine)

Birth
1755

Gilbert Stuart, US, portrait painter (painted Washington)

Birth
1758

Josef Gelinek, composer

Birth
1775

1st official US flag raising (aboard naval vessel Alfred)

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1789

Claude-Joseph Vernet, French seascape painter, dies

Death
1795

Rowland Hill, introduced 1st adhesive postage stamp (1840)

Birth
1797

Francis P Kenrick, Irish/US archbishop of Baltimore

Birth
1800

France Preseren, Slovenian poet (Krst pri Savici)

Birth
1806

Henry Alexander Wise, Brig General (Confederate Army), died in 1876

Birth
1807

Clara Reeve, English author (old English baron), dies

Death
1809

Thomas Alfred Davies, Bvt Mjr General (Union volunteers), died in 1899

Birth
1818

Illinois becomes 21st state USA (Admission day)

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1822

Charles Adam Heckman, Brig General (Union volunteers), died in 1896

Birth
1823

Joseph Pouteau, composer, dies at 84

Death
1826

Edmond van der Straeten, Belgian lawyer/musicologist

Birth
1826

George Brinton McClellan, Major General (Union Army), died in 1885

Birth
1828

Andrew Jackson elected 7th president of US

Event
1829

Green Berry Raum, Brig General (Union volunteers), died in 1909

Birth
1833

Oberlin College in Oh, 1st truly coeducational college opens

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1834

1st US dental society organized (NY)

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1835

1st US mutual fire insurance company issues 1st policy (RI)

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1838

Octavia Hill, British reformer, leader of open-space movement

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