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 This day in History - March 12
440 Historic Events for March 12
1642

Abel Tasman is 1st European in New Zealand

Event
1648

Tirso de Molina, Spanish author, dies at about 63

Death
1664

1st naturalization act in American colonies

Event
1664

New Jersey becomes a British colony

Event
1681

French van Mieris, the Elder, Dutch genre painter, dies at 45

Death
1685

George Berkeley, Ireland, philosopher/bishop of Cloyne

Birth
1689

Former English King James II lands in Ireland

Event
1710

Thomas Augustine Arne, English composer (Alfred, Rule Britannia)

Birth
1734

Antonius Schultingh, [Schultingius], Dutch lawyer, dies at 74

Death
1737

Galileo's body moved to Church of Santa Croce in Florence, Italy

Event
1753

George Berkeley, philosopher/bishop (Cloyne), dies on 68th birthday

Death
1755

1st steam engine in America installed, to pump water from a mine

Event
1755

Georges Couthon, French politician

Birth
1758

Leopold earl of Limburg Stirum, Dutch general/politician [or March 22]

Birth
1768

Carolus Antonius Fodor, composer

Birth
1773

Jeanne Baptiste Pointe de Sable found settlement now known as Chicago

Event
1788

Pierre J David, [David d'Angers], French sculptor

Birth
1789

US Post Office established

Event
1793

Augustin-Philippe Peellaert, composer

Birth
1799

Austria declares war on France

Event
1800

Louis-Prosper Gachard, Belgian historian

Birth
1806

Jane Means Appleton Pierce, 1st lady (1853-57)

Birth
1808

Gerrit van der Linde Jz, "Schoolmaster", Dutch poet

Birth
1816

David Stuart, Brig General (Union volunteers), died in 1868

Birth
1818

John Lorimar Worden, Capt (Union Navy), died in 1897

Birth