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 This day in History - May 2
386 Historic Events for May 2
1846

Zygmunt Noskowski, composer

Birth
1847

Sabbath famine

Event
1849

Frst Bernhard HM von Blow, German chancellor/Prussian PM (1900-09)

Birth
1849

David H Chass‚, baron/gen (fought Napoleon at Waterloo), dies at 84

Death
1853

Marie Verstraete, actress (Louise-Frou Frou)

Birth
1853

Franconi's Hippodrome opens (NYC)

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1855

Theodore Moses Tobani, composer

Birth
1857

LC Alfred the Musset, French poet (Lesson caprices Marianne), dies

Death
1857

Frederic Cliffe, composer

Birth
1859

Eugene D'Harcourt, composer

Birth
1860

Theodor Herzl, Austria, journalist/founder (Zionist movement)

Birth
1860

D'Arcy Thompson, zoologist/classicist (On Growth and Form)

Birth
1862

Marie F M Emmanuel, French composer/musicologist (Salamine)

Birth
1863

Stonewall Jackson attacks Chancellorsville, wounded by his own men

Event
1863

South defeats North in Battle of Chancellorsville, Va

Event
1864

Giacomo Meyerbeer, composer, dies at 72

Death
1865

Pres Johnson offers $100,000 reward for capture of Jefferson Davis

Event
1869

Tyrone Power Sr, London England, actor (Alexanders Ragtime Band)

Birth
1872

G G van der Hoeven, Dutch editor-in-chief (NRC)

Birth
1876

Ross Barnes hit 1st home run in National League

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1878

US stops minting 20› coin

Event
1884

Fran‡ois de Vries, Dutch economist

Birth
1885

"Good Housekeeping" magazine is 1st published

Event
1885

Congo Free State forms by King Leopold II of Belgium

Event
1886

Gottfried Benn, writer

Birth