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 This day in History - May 12
436 Historic Events for May 12
1864

US Union colonel Emory Upton (24) promoted to brigade-general

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1864

Butler attacks Drewry's Bluff on James River

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1864

Battle of Todd's Tavern, VA (Sheridan's Raid)

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1864

Battle of Spotsylvania Courthouse, Virginia

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1864

Battle of Drewry's Bluff, VA (Ft Darling)

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1864

J E B Stuart, Confederate General, dies at 31

Death
1865

Last land action of Civil war at Palmito Ranch, Texas

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1867

Hugh Trumble, cricket off-spinner (great Aust at turn of century)

Birth
1868

Halsey William Wilson, US, publisher of reference books

Birth
1870

Manitoba becomes a province of Canada

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1871

John F W Herschel, British astronomer (Catalogue of Nebulae), dies

Death
1871

Daniel-Fran‡ois-Esprit Auber, French opera composer, dies at 89

Death
1871

Segregated street cars integrated in Louisville, Ky

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1874

US Assay Office in Helena, Montana authorized

Event
1874

Clemens Freiherr von Pirquet, Austrian physician (Reaction of Pirquet)

Birth
1875

1st recorded shutout in pro baseball, Chicago 1, St Louis 0

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1876

Harold, grandson of English queen Victoria

Birth
1876

Henri A Esquiros, French poet (Evangile du peuple), dies at 63

Death
1877

Ottawa Rough Riders 1st outside competition vs Britannia

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1880

Lincoln Ellsworth, led 1st transarctic, transantarctic flights

Birth
1880

W Hupkes, engineer/director (Dutch Rail 1938)

Birth
1881

Treaty of Bardo, Tunis becomes a French protectorate

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1881

France sign treaty of protection with Tunisia colony

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1884

Bedrich Friedrich Smetana, Czech composer (2 Widows), dies at 60

Death
1885

Battle of Batoche, French Canadians rebel against Canada

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