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 This day in History - December 6
367 Historic Events for December 6
1822

John Eberhard, built 1st large-scale pencil factory in US

Birth
1825

Pres John Adams suggests establishment of a US observatory

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1831

Joshua Woodrow Sill, Brig General (Union volunteers), died in 1862

Birth
1833

John Singleton Mosby, lawyer/Col (Confederate Army), died in 1916

Birth
1833

HMS Beagle/Charles Darwin departs Rio de la Plata

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1834

Jonas Daniel Meyer, Dutch lawyer, dies at 54

Death
1841

Robert Schumann's 4th Symphony in D, premieres

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1843

Amsterdam-Utrecht railway opens

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1843

Albert de Vriendt, Flemish historical painter/etcher

Birth
1846

Henryk Jarecki, composer

Birth
1846

Opera "La Damnation de Faust" is produced (Paris)

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1849

Harriet Tubman escapes from slavery in Maryland

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1862

Pres Lincoln orders hanging of 39 Santee Sioux indians

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1864

Battle of Deveaux's Neck, SC

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1865

13th Amendment is ratified, abolishing slavery

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1865

Sebastian de Iradier, Spanish composer (Arreglito), dies at 56

Death
1866

Chicago water supply tunnel 3,227 m into Lake Michigan completed

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1867

Giovanni Pacini, composer, dies at 71

Death
1869

Jan de Liefde II, Dutch vicar/author (People's Welfare), dies at 54

Death
1870

William S Hart, actor, silent Westerns (Wild Bill Hickok, Tumbleweeds)

Birth
1870

Joseph H Rainey, 1st black in House of Reps (SC)

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1872

Mikulas Moyzes, composer

Birth
1873

1st international football game in US: Yale 2, Eton (England) 1

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1873

Manuel Acu¤a, Mexican poet (Ante un Cad ver), dies at 24

Death
1875

44th Congress (1875-77) convenes

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