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 This day in History - May 15
459 Historic Events for May 15
1813

Stephen Heller, composer

Birth
1817

Ambonese uprising against Dutch authority, under T Matulesia

Event
1819

Thomas Leonidas Crittenden, Major General (Union volunteers)

Birth
1821

John Wall Calcott, composer, dies at 54

Death
1822

Christian Ludwig Dieter, composer, dies at 64

Death
1823

Antonio Frantisek Becvarovsky, composer, dies at 69

Death
1824

Alexander Campbell, composer, dies at 60

Death
1829

Joseph Smith ordained by John the Baptist according to Joseph Smith

Event
1830

Martinus W van der Aa, author/Dutch head-editor (The Time)

Birth
1830

Laurence Simmons Baker, Brig General (Confederate Army), died in 1907

Birth
1832

Carl Friedrich Zelter, composer, dies at 73

Death
1833

Edmund Kean, English actor (Shylock), dies at 46

Death
1836

Francis Baily observes "Baily's Beads" during annular solar eclipse

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1841

Giovanni Bolzoni, composer

Birth
1842

Emanuel A D M J count de las Cases, French historian (Napoleon), dies at 76

Death
1845

Ilja [Elias] Metsjnikov, USSR, zoologist/bacteriologist (Nobel 1908)

Birth
1845

Samuel I Wiselius, Dutch lawyer/businessman/writer, dies at 76

Death
1849

Philadelphia Turngemeinde founded

Event
1851

Rama IV, [Phra Chomklao Chaoyuhua], king of Thai (1851-68), crowned

Event
1855

Jan Mazereeuw, Frisian farmer/sect leader, dies at 75

Death
1855

Eduard earl of Keyserling, German writer (Dritte Stiege)

Birth
1855

Graf Keyserling, writer

Birth
1856

2nd SF Vigilance Committee organized

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1856

Lyman Frank Baum, NY, children's book author (Wizard of Oz)

Birth
1858

Royal Italian Opera opens in Covent Garden London

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