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 This day in History - January 12
396 Historic Events for January 12
1807

Joan Lucaz, Dutch scholar/journalist/patriot, dies at 60

Death
1807

Adriaan Kluit, Dutch historian, dies at 71

Death
1807

Jan T Beelen, Dutch/Belgian bible expert

Birth
1808

Paul "the Great" Taglioni, Vienna, ballet choreographer

Birth
1809

British take Cayenne (French Guiana) from French (until 1814)

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1810

Ferdinand II, king of Sicily

Birth
1812

1st cargo arrives in New Orleans by steam, from Natchez

Event
1814

Jones Mitchell Withers, Mjr General (Confederate Army), died in 1890

Birth
1816

France decrees Bonaparte family excluded from the country forever

Event
1819

Zealous Bates Tower, Bvt Major General (Union Army), died in 1900

Birth
1820

Royal Astronomical Society founded in England

Event
1821

Nikolai Afanisev, composer

Birth
1825

Joseph Robert Davis, Brig General (Confederate Army), died in 1896

Birth
1826

Charles Cruft, Bvt Major General (Union volunteers), died in 1883

Birth
1829

Friedrich von Schlegel, German cultural philosopher/poet, dies at 56

Death
1829

Michael Gottard Fischer, composer, dies at 55

Death
1832

Richard Waterhouse Jr, Brig General (Confederate Army), died in 1876

Birth
1833

Marie-Antoine CarŠme, author (Pattissier Royal Parisien), dies at 48

Death
1836

Battle of Wetumka, Fla

Event
1836

HMS Beagle/Charles Darwin reach Sydney Australia

Event
1837

Carlos Troyer, composer

Birth
1837

Adolf Jensen, composer

Birth
1839

Joseph A Koch, Aust painter/cartoonist/etcher/illustrator, dies at 70

Death
1839

Anthracite coal 1st used to smelt iron, Mauch Chunk, Penn

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1842

Fran‡ois Copp‚e, French poet

Birth