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 This day in History - March 16
355 Historic Events for March 16
1739

George Clymer, US merchant (signed Decl of Ind, Constitution)

Birth
1745

Johann Wilhelm Cornelius von Konigslow, composer

Birth
1750

Caroline Lucretia Herchel, Hanover, Germany, 1st mod woman astronomer

Birth
1751

James Madison, Port Conway Va, (D-R), 4th US president (1809-17)

Birth
1757

Bengt Lidner, Swedish poet (Medea, Yttersa Domen)

Birth
1774

Matthew Flinders, English navigator/cartographer (coast Australia)

Birth
1776

Johan G Verstolk van Soelen, Dutch minister of Foreign Affairs

Birth
1787

Georg Simon Ohm, physicist (discovered Ohm's Law)

Birth
1792

Murder attempt on King Gustavus III by count Ankarstrom at opera

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1802

George Archibald McCall, Brig General (Union volunteers), died in 1868

Birth
1802

Law signed to establish US Milt Academy (West Point, NY)

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1802

US army Corps of Engineers established (2nd time)

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1804

Francisco marquis Albergati Capacelli, Italian playwright, dies at 75

Death
1806

Norbert Rillieux, inventor (sugar refiner)

Birth
1806

Giuseppe Colla, composer, dies at 74

Death
1812

Henry Dwight Terry, Brig General (Union volunteers), died in 1869

Birth
1814

Jules Eugene Abraham Alary, composer

Birth
1815

Willem I proclaimed king of the Netherlands, including Belgium

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1819

Nicolas Sejan, composer, dies at 73

Death
1821

Ernest Feydeau, French author (Georges Feydeau)

Birth
1822

Rosa Bonheur, French landscape painter (Buffalo Bill)

Birth
1822

Composer Gioacchino Rossini marries Spanish soprano

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1822

John Pope, Major General (Union volunteers), died in 1892

Birth
1823

William Henry Monk, composer

Birth
1827

1st US black newspaper, "Freedom's Journal" (NYC), begins publishing

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