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 This day in History - January 2
376 Historic Events for January 2
1857

Martha Carey Thomas, educator/president (Bryn Mawr College)

Birth
1857

Frederick Opper, cartoonist (Maud, Alphonse and Gaston)

Birth
1860

William C Mills, museum curator (excavated Ohio Indian mounds)

Birth
1861

Helen Herron Taft, 1st lady (1909-12)

Birth
1861

Colonel Charles Stone is put in charge of organizing DC militia

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1861

SC seizes inactive Ft Johnson in Charleston Harbor

Event
1861

Wilhelm B”lsche, writer

Birth
1861

Frederik Willem IV, king Prussia (1840-61)/Germ (1849-61), dies at 65

Death
1863

Roger Weightman Hanson, Confederate brig-gen, dies in battle at 35

Death
1863

Lucia Zarate, became lightest known adult human (2.1 kg at 17)

Birth
1863

Battle of Murfreesboro (Stone's River) ends

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1870

Ernst Barlach, writer

Birth
1870

Construction of Brooklyn Bridge begins

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1871

King Amadeus I of Spain inaugurated at 25

Event
1873

Anton Pannekoek, Dutch astronomer/marxist theorist (Communist Tactics)

Birth
1879

Pieter Tesch, Dutch geologist (Pedestal of Nederlands)

Birth
1879

Johannes L "Jan" Walch, Dutch literary (Grimaces)

Birth
1879

Northwestern League (minor baseball league) organized, Rockford, Ill

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1879

1st Test match hat-trick, Fred Spofforth at the MCG

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1879

Dr Benjamin E Mays, named president of Atlanta Board of Education

Event
1879

British battleship Thunder explodes in Gulf of Ismid, 9 die

Event
1880

Louis Breguet, French aviation pioneer

Birth
1881

Camille Saint-Sa‰ns' 3rd Concerto in B, premieres

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1882

Because of anti-monopoly laws, Standard Oil is organized as a trust

Event
1884

Jacques Chardonne, [Boutelleau], French writer (l'Epithalame)

Birth