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 This day in History - May 19
369 Historic Events for May 19
1857

William Francis Channing and Moses G Farmer patents electric fire alarm

Event
1858

Roland Napoleon Bonaparte, French officer/traveller (Surinam)

Birth
1859

Nellie Melba, [Heal Mitchell], Australian soprano (Peach Melba)

Birth
1860

Victor E Orlando, Italy's premier (1917-19)

Birth
1862

Homestead Act becomes law provides cheap land for settlement of West

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1863

Siege of Vicksburg, investment of city complete

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1864

Nathaniel Hawthorne, US, writer (Scarlet Letter), dies

Death
1864

Skirmish at Cassville Georgia

Event
1864

Last engagement in series of battles known as Spotsylvania

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1864

Battle of Port Walthall Junction, VA (Bermuda Hundred)

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1864

Carl Ethan Akeley, US, naturalist, devoleped animal mount process

Birth
1865

President Jefferson Davis is captured by Union Cavalry in Georgia

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1869

Jules Poncelet, Belgian minister of State

Birth
1872

Johan van Dale, schoolmaster (New Dutch Language Wordbook), dies at 44

Death
1873

Federico Gerdes, composer

Birth
1874

Gilbert Laird Jessop, cricketer (The Croucher)

Birth
1876

Saint-Georges de Bouch‚lier, French author (Le Rois Sans Couronne)

Birth
1876

Guillaume Groen van Prinsterer, Dutch historian/politician, dies at 74

Death
1878

Adam von Ahn Carse, composer

Birth
1878

Blanche Kelso Bruce appointed register of treasury by Pres Garfield

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1879

Nancy Witcher Langhorne Astor, US/Eng's feminist/ex of Waldorf Astor

Birth
1880

Allard R Hulshoff, architect of Amsterdam (1924)

Birth
1883

Henricus WJM Keuls, Dutch lawyer/poet (Dancing Lamp)

Birth
1884

Ringling Brothers circus premieres

Event
1884

Arthur Meulemans, Belgian composer (Adriaan Brouwer) (or 5/10)

Birth