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 This day in History - March 12
440 Historic Events for March 12
1884

Mississippi establishes 1st US state college for women

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1885

Rapha‰l HLAJM Verwilghen, Flemish architect/urban developer

Birth
1888

Hall Johnson, composer

Birth
1888

2nd day of the Great blizzard of '88 in NE US (400 die)

Event
1888

Henry Bergh, founder (ASPCA), dies at 76

Death
1889

Yohannes IV, [Kasa], Emperor of Ethiopia (1872-89), dies in battle

Death
1889

Battle at Metema (Gallabad): Ethiopian Emperor Yohannes IV, defeated

Event
1889

Philip Guedalla, historian

Birth
1889

Start of South Africa's 1st Test, v England, Port Elizabeth

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1890

Vaslav Nijinsky, Ukrainian/US ballet dancer (Petroesjka) [OS=Feb 28]

Birth
1890

A Evert Taube, Swedish writer/troubadour

Birth
1891

Michael Polany, Hungarian/English chemist/economist/sociologist

Birth
1894

Pittsburgh issues free season tickets for ladies on Tuesday and Friday

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1896

Jesse "Lone Cat" Fuller, San Francisco Blues Great

Birth
1896

1st movie in Netherlands (Kalverstr 220)

Event
1897

Vincent d'Indy's opera "Fervaal," premieres in Brussel

Event
1898

Fredrik J "Frits" Bakker Jr, Dutch actor (Sold Grandpa)

Birth
1900

David Croll, QC senator

Birth
1900

Zoltan Vasarhelyi, composer

Birth
1900

President Steyn of Orange-Free state flees from Bloemfontein

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1901

Ground is broken for Boston's 1st AL ballpark (Huntington Ave Grounds)

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1902

John Peter Altgeld, German/US governor of Illinois, dies at 54

Death
1903

NY Highlanders (Yankees) approved as members of AL

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1904

Andrew Carnegie establishes Carnegie Hero Fund

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1904

1st main line electric train in UK (Liverpool to Southport)

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