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 This day in History - May 16
458 Historic Events for May 16
1819

Alexander van Bylandt, military, dies at 75

Death
1822

Eduard Hille, Dutch composer/conductor

Birth
1824

Edmund Kirby Smith, Fla, General (Confederate Army), died in 1893

Birth
1824

Levi Parsons Morton, (R) 22nd US VP (1889-93)

Birth
1827

Petrus J H Cuypers, architect (Amsterdam Museum, Central station)

Birth
1829

William Congreve, English officer, dies at 56

Death
1830

Jean Baptiste Joseph Fourier, mathematician, dies

Death
1831

David Edward Hughes, inventor (microphone, teleprinter)

Birth
1832

Philip Danforth Armour, founder (Armour Foods)

Birth
1835

Felicia Dorothea Hemans, poet/hymn writer, dies

Death
1845

Dietrich Sch„fer, German historian (Deutsche Hanse)

Birth
1847

Kaspar Ett, German organist/composer, dies at 59

Death
1850

Arthur Henry Mann, organist/composer

Birth
1857

Juan Morel Campos, composer

Birth
1858

Frank Lynes, composer

Birth
1858

Hanus Trnecek, composer

Birth
1860

-18] Chicago: Republican convention selects Abraham Lincoln candidate

Event
1861

Confederate govt offers war volunteers $10 premium

Event
1861

Kentucky proclaims its neutrality

Event
1862

Jean Joseph Etienne Lenoir builds 1st automobile

Event
1862

Lev A Ms, Russian nobleman/poet, dies at 40

Death
1863

Battle of Champion's Hill, MS-bloodiest action of Vicksburg Campaign

Event
1863

Lloyd Tilghman, Confederate brig-general, dies in battle at 47

Death
1864

Last battles at Drewry's Bluff, Virginia (6,666 casualties)

Event
1864

Atlanta Campaign-battle of Resaca, ends (since May 13)

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