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 This day in History - December 5
353 Historic Events for December 5
1757

Battle at Leuthen: Prussian army beats Austrians

Event
1758

Johann Friedrich Fasch, composer, dies at 70

Death
1766

London auctioneers Christie's hold their 1st sale

Event
1770

James Stirling, Scot mathematician (Formula of Stirling), dies at 78

Death
1776

1st US fraternity, Phi Beta Kappa (William and Mary College), forms

Event
1782

Martin Van Buren, Kinderhook NY, (D) 8th pres (1837-41)

Birth
1784

Phillis Wheatley, 1st important black poet in America, dies in Boston

Death
1786

Henry Drummond, English banker/apostole

Birth
1791

Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart, composer, dies in Vienna Austria at 35

Death
1792

George Washington re-elected US pres

Event
1798

Govt troops occupy Hasselt

Event
1799

Robert Kimmerling, composer, dies at 61

Death
1804

Thomas Jefferson re-elected US pres/George Clinton vice-pres

Event
1813

Lubeck surrenders to allied armies

Event
1818

Bruno Daalberg/Anonymus Belga, sect of High Council Adel, dies at 60

Death
1824

Titian James Coffey, Atty Gen (Union), died in 1867

Birth
1826

John Benjamin Sanborn, Bvt Mjr Gen (Union volunteers), died in 1904

Birth
1830

Hector Berlioz' "Symphonique fantastique," premieres in Paris

Event
1830

Christina Rossetti, London, poet (Winter Rain, Passing Away)

Birth
1831

Former Pres John Q Adams takes his seat as member of House of Reps

Event
1832

Andrew Jackson re-elected president of US

Event
1835

August v Platen, writer, dies at 39

Death
1837

Hector Berlioz' "Requiem," premieres

Event
1837

Uprising under William Lyon Mackenzie in Canada

Event
1839

George Armstrong Custer, Mjr General (Union volunteers), died in 1876

Birth