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 This day in History - January 4
381 Historic Events for January 4
1804

Charlotte Lennox, English novelist (The Female Quixote), dies

Death
1805

Stephan Hale Alonzo Marsh, composer

Birth
1807

Baltasar Saldoni, composer

Birth
1809

Louis Braille, Coupvray France, developer (reading system for blind)

Birth
1809

Bartolomeo Giacometti, composer, dies at 67

Death
1813

Alexander Freiherr von Bach, Austria attorney/premier (1852-59)

Birth
1813

Isaac Pitman, Britain, inventor (stenographic shorthand)

Birth
1813

Louis L Bonaparte, English/French linguist/senator

Birth
1821

Elizabeth Ann Seton, 1st native-born American saint, dies in Maryland

Death
1821

John James Peck, Major General (Union volunteers), died in 1878

Birth
1822

Joseph Jones Reynolds, Major General (Union volunteers), died in 1899

Birth
1823

Otto van Rees, gov-gen of Dutch-Indies (1884-88)

Birth
1823

Peter Joseph Osterhaus, Major General (Union volunteers), died in 1917

Birth
1825

Ferdinand I, King of Sicily/Naples (Ferdinand IV), dies at 73

Death
1831

Nikola P Neofit Rilski, Bulgaria abbot/poet, dies at 37

Death
1832

Insurrection of Trinidad negroes

Event
1837

Casimiro de Abreu, Brazil, poet (Camoes e o jau)

Birth
1838

Charles Stratton, [General Tom Thumb] (famous short person)

Birth
1843

Royal Academy (Technical Hague court) Delft opens

Event
1843

Gaetano Donizetti's opera "Don Pasquale," premieres in Paris

Event
1843

Petronella Moens, Frisian author/poetess, dies at 80

Death
1844

Thomas H Rollinson, composer

Birth
1847

Hendrik Goeman Borgesius, Dutch politician

Birth
1861

US Ft Morgan, Mobile, seized by Alabama

Event
1861

Pres Buchanan appoints a fast on account of threatened succession

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