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 This day in History - March 17
429 Historic Events for March 17
1806

David Dale, industrialist and philanthropist, dies

Death
1820

Patrick Edward Connor, Bvt Major General (Union volunteers)

Birth
1824

England and Netherlands sign a trade agreement

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1825

Rodolphe Bresdin, French cartoonist/lithographer (Le Bon Samaritain)

Birth
1826

Oskar Peschel, German journalist/geography (V”lkerkunder)

Birth
1828

Patrick Ronayne Cleburne, Major General (Confederate Army)

Birth
1832

Moncure Daniel Conway, US, abolitionist (Life of Thomas Paine)

Birth
1832

Walter Quintin Gresham, Bvt Major General (Union volunteers)

Birth
1833

Phoenix Society forms (NY)

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1834

Gottlieb Daimler, Germany, engineer/inventor/designed 1st motorcycle

Birth
1836

Texas abolishes slavery

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1839

Josef Rheinberger, Vaduz Liechtenstein, opera composer (Munich Conser)

Birth
1842

Indians land in Ohio, a 12ý-mile area in Upper Sandusky

Event
1845

Bristol man, Henry Jones, patents self-raising flour

Event
1845

Rubber band patented by Stephen Perry of London

Event
1846

Kate Greenaway, England, artist/book illustrator (Under the Window)

Birth
1846

Friedrich W Bessel, German astronomer (Bessel Functions), dies at 61

Death
1846

F W Bessel, measured distance to 61 Cygni, dies

Death
1847

"Macbeth" opera premieres in Florence

Event
1848

Horace Wadham Nicholl, composer

Birth
1849

Willem II Frederik GL, King of Netherlands (1840-49), dies at 56

Death
1853

Christian Doppler, physicist, dies

Death
1854

1st park land purchased by a US city, Worcester, Mass

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1855

Ramon Carnicer y Batlle, composer, dies at 65

Death
1857

Adolph Trube, composer, dies at 42

Death