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 This day in History - May 19
369 Historic Events for May 19
1746

Johann Friedrich Peter, composer

Birth
1749

George II grants charter to Ohio Company to settle Ohio Valley

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1755

Gabriele Prota, composer

Birth
1762

Johann G Fichte German philosopher (Wissenschaftslehre)

Birth
1770

Antoine-Charles Glachant, composer

Birth
1780

About midday, near-total darkness descends on much of New England to this day it's cause is still unexplained

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1786

John Stanley, composer, dies at 74

Death
1792

Russian army enters Poland

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1793

Netherlands captures French island of St Maarten (held until 1795)

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1795

Josiah Bartlett, US physician/judge (signed Decl of Ind), dies at 65

Death
1795

Johns Hopkins, philanthropist, founded Johns Hopkins University

Birth
1796

Game protection law restricts encroachment on Indian hunting grounds

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1800

French Bosbeeck, veterinarian/robber, hanged

Death
1801

Herman H Vitringa, politician (National Meetings), dies

Death
1802

French Order of L‚gion d'Honneur forms

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1808

Samuel Jameson Gholson, Brig General (Confederate Army), died in 1883

Birth
1812

Felix Kirk Zollicoffer, Brig General (Confederate Army), died in 1862

Birth
1815

John Gross Barnard, Bvt Major General (Union Army), died in 1882

Birth
1828

Adin Ballou Underwood, Bvt Major General (Union volunteers)

Birth
1839

Alice Mary Smith, composer

Birth
1845

Maria EJ Versfelt, mistress of general Moreau/marshal Ney, dies at 68

Death
1848

Mexico gives Texas to US, ending the war

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1848

1st department store opens

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1853

Dutch prince Henry marries princess Amalia of Saxony-Weimar

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1856

Sen Charles Sumner, Mass, spoke out against slavery

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