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 This day in History - May 3
388 Historic Events for May 3
1764

Francesco Algarotti, Italian earl/encyclopedist, dies at 53

Death
1764

Elisabeth PMH, princess of France/son of king Louis XVI

Birth
1765

1st US medical college opens in Philadelphia

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1773

Giuseppe Acerbi, Italian traveller/nature investigator/diplomat

Birth
1774

Heinrich A Fouqu‚, Prussian general (7 year war), dies at 76

Death
1783

Pieter Valck(x), South Netherlands sculptor, dies at 49

Death
1792

Carlo Zuccari, composer, dies at 87

Death
1802

Washington DC incorporates as a city

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1808

Goya's "Executions of 3rd of May"

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1810

Lord Byron swims Hellespont

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1815

Hermanus W Witteveen, Dutch theologist

Birth
1815

Battle at Tolentino: Austria beats king Joachim of Naples

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1816

Montgomery Cunningham Meigs, Bvt Mjr Gen (Union Army), died in 1892

Birth
1819

Nicola De Giosa, composer

Birth
1822

Society for Propagation of Faith starts (Lyon, France)

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1826

Charles XV Louis E, King of Sweden/Norway (1859-72)/poet

Birth
1830

1st regular steam train passenger service starts

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1839

Ferdinando Paer, composer, dies at 67

Death
1841

Cornelis T Elout, Dutch minister of Finance/Navy/Colonies, dies at 74

Death
1844

Edouard A Drumont, French anti-semitic journalist

Birth
1844

Richard D'Oyly Carte, England, opera impresario (Ivanhoe)

Birth
1845

Fire kills 1,600 in popular theater in Canton China

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1845

1st black lawyer (Macon B Allen) admitted to bar (Mass)

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1846

Mexican army surrounds fort in Texas

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1849

Jacob Riis, Denmark, reporter (NY Tribune, NY Evening Sun)

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