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 This day in History - May 12
436 Historic Events for May 12
1695

English king Willem III departs to Netherlands

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1700

Luigi Vanvitelli, Italian architect

Birth
1701

Drenthe adopts Gregorian calendar (yesterday is 4/29/1701)

Event
1729

Micha‰l F B Freiherr von Melas, Austrian general (7 Year Wars)

Birth
1733

Maria Theresa crowned queen of Bohemia in Prague

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1737

Cornelis van Alkemade, historian, dies at 83

Death
1739

Johann Baptist Vanhal, composer

Birth
1739

Jan Krtitel Vanhal, composer

Birth
1751

Gaetano Manna, composer

Birth
1754

Franz Anton Hoffmeister, composer

Birth
1776

Juan Bros y Bertomel, composer

Birth
1776

Turgot, French minister of Finance, resigns

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1777

1st ice cream advertisement (Philip Lenzi-NY Gazette)

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1780

British troops occupy Charleston, South Carolina

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1780

Charleston, SC falls to British (Revolutionary War)

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1788

Louis E van Brunswick-Wolfenbttel, Austrian duke, dies at 69

Death
1789

Society of St Tammany is formed by Revolutionary War soldiers. It later becomes an infamous group of NYC political bosses

Event
1790

[Johannes] Carsten Hauch, Danish writer

Birth
1792

Toilet that flushes itself at regular intervals is patented

Event
1796

Johann P Uz, German poet (Theodicee), dies at 75

Death
1797

Johann Hermann Kufferath, composer

Birth
1803

Justus Freiherr von Liebig, German chemist (agricultural chemics)

Birth
1804

Robert Baldwin, (L) help establish govt in Canada (or 1904)

Birth
1806

Amos Beebe Eaton, Bvt Major General (Union Army), died in 1877

Birth
1806

J V Snellman, Finland, journalist/statesman/nationalist

Birth