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 This day in History - December 31
466 Historic Events for December 31
1862

Joshua Woodrow Sill, US Union brig-general, dies in battle at 31

Death
1862

Skirmish at Parker Cross Roads, Tennessee

Event
1862

Union ironclad ship "Monitor" sank off Cape Hatteras, NC

Event
1862

Battle of Murfreesboro, Tennessee

Event
1862

Pres Lincoln signs act admitting West Virginia to Union

Event
1862

-Jan 20th) Battle of Stone's River, TN (Stone River, Monfreesboro)

Event
1863

Alfredo Panzini, Italian author (Dizionario Moderno)

Birth
1864

Robert G Aitken, US astronomer (Binary Stars)

Birth
1869

Henri Matisse, France, impressionist painter (Odalisque)

Birth
1870

Thomas Connolly, baseball's major league umpire for 50 years

Birth
1870

J D Schneiter patents rocket mail in France, (not done)

Event
1872

Aleksis Kivi, [Stenvall], Finnish writer/poet (Kanervala), dies at 38

Death
1874

Ernest Austin, composer

Birth
1877

Alberto Mazzucato, composer, dies at 64

Death
1877

JD Gustave Courbet, French painter (Baigneuses), dies at 58

Death
1878

Horacio Quiroga, Uruguayan author/poet (El Crimen del Otro)

Birth
1879

Opera "Pirates of Penzance" is produced (NYC)

Event
1879

Cornerstone laid for Iolani Palace (only royal palace in US)

Event
1879

Cornerstone laid for Honolulu's Iolani Palace

Event
1879

Edison gives 1st public demonstration of his incandescent lamp

Event
1879

Gilbert/Sullivan's "Pirates of Penzance," premieres in NYC

Event
1880

George C Marshall, Uniontown Pa, authored Marshall Plan (Nobel 1953)

Birth
1881

Jacob Isra‰l de Haan, Dutch poet/writer (Pipelines, Jewish Song)

Birth
1881

Max Pechstein, German "entartet" painter/graphic artist (The Bridge)

Birth
1881

Colin G Fink, US chemist (electro chemistry)

Birth