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 This day in History - May 17
436 Historic Events for May 17
1803

John Hawkins and Richard French patent the Reaping Machine

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1804

Ottho G Heldring, Dutch vicar/reformer (Heldring Institutions)

Birth
1804

Lewis and Clark begin exploration of Louisiana Purchase

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1808

Charles-Louis-Adolphe Vogel, composer

Birth
1809

Papal States annexed by France

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1809

Leopold Auenbrugger von Auenbrugg, physician, dies

Death
1812

Joseph Warren Revere, Brig General (Union volunteers), died in 1880

Birth
1814

Denmark cedes Norway to Sweden (Natl Day)

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1814

Norwegian constitution passed by constitutent assembly at Eidsvoll

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1819

Johann Nepomuk Kafka, composer

Birth
1823

Charlotte Helen Sainton-Dolby, contralto/composer

Birth
1836

Joseph Norman Lockyer, discoverer (Helium)/founder (Nature magazine)

Birth
1837

Royal Decides installs the Weapon of Belgium firm(ly)

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1838

Charles-Maurice duke of Talleyrand-P‚rigord, French bishop, dies at 84

Death
1840

Niccolo Paganini, composer, dies at 57

Death
1845

Rubber band patents

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1846

Edmund Bishop, English secretary of Thomas Carlyle

Birth
1846

Saxophone is patents by Antoine Joseph Sax

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1848

Premier earl Schimmelpenninck resigns

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1849

Fire destroy Centrum in St Louis Missouri

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1850

Antonio Scontrino, composer

Birth
1851

Jean E "Adrian" van Bevervoorde, journalist (Treason), dies at 31

Death
1853

Thorbeckes liberals win 2nd-Parliamentary election

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1862

Battle of Princeton WV, ends, about 128 casualities

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1863

Battle of Big Black River Bridge, MS

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