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 This day in History - December 31
466 Historic Events for December 31
1802

Francis Lewis, Welsh/US merchant/signer (Decl of Ind), dies at 89

Death
1802

Hugo Franz Karl Alexander von Kerpen, composer, dies at 53

Death
1805

End of French Republican calendar; France returns to Gregorianism

Event
1805

Marie-C-S de Flavigny Agoult, [Daniel Stern], French author (Knife)

Birth
1809

Franz Ignaz Beck, composer, dies at 75

Death
1815

George Gordon Meade, Major General (Union Army), died in 1872

Birth
1818

Jean-Pierre Duport, composer, dies at 77

Death
1818

Maria J Small-Gartmann, actress

Birth
1825

Francis Trowbridge Sherman, Brig Gen (Union volunteers), died in 1905

Birth
1826

Henry Hiles, composer

Birth
1830

Ismail Pasha, kedive of Egypt (1863-79)

Birth
1838

Emile Loubet, premier/president of France (1892, 1899-1906)

Birth
1841

Alabama becomes 1st state to license dental surgeons

Event
1846

Richard Kleinmichel, composer

Birth
1846

Ferdinand Domela Nieuwenhuis, vicar/Dutch anarchist (Right for all)

Birth
1848

Oliver Shaw, composer, dies at 69

Death
1852

Future president and Mrs Rutherford B Hayes marry

Event
1855

Giovanni Pascoli, Italian classicist/poet

Birth
1856

Charles A van Ophuysen, oriā€°ntalist (Maleisisch Volksrecht)

Birth
1857

Queen Victoria chooses Ottawa as new capital of Canada

Event
1859

Dutch colony in Dutch Indies counts 4,800 slaves

Event
1859

Max Fiedler, composer

Birth
1859

Luigi Ricci, composer, dies at 54

Death
1861

22,990 mm of rain falls in Cherrapunji Assam in 1861, world record

Event
1862

James Edward Rains, lawyer/Confederate brig-gen, dies in battle at 29

Death