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 This day in History - May 5
406 Historic Events for May 5
1827

Frederik Augustus I, Justified, King of Saxon (1806-27), dies at 76

Death
1831

Friedrich Ludwig Seidel, composer, dies at 65

Death
1832

H H Bancroft, historian, publisher (History of Pacific States)

Birth
1833

Ferdinand von Richthofen, German geographer/explorer

Birth
1834

Charles Darwin's expedition begins at Rio Santa Cruz

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1835

Leopold II, Belgian crown prince, baptized

Birth
1835

King Leopold opens Brussels-Mechelen railway

Event
1837

Niccolo Antonio Zingarelli, Italian composer/bandmaster, dies at 85

Death
1840

Gottlob Benedikt Bierey, composer, dies at 67

Death
1840

Matthaus Fischer, composer, dies at 76

Death
1842

Johann Nepomuk Fuchs, composer

Birth
1842

City-wide fire burns for over 100 hours (Hamburg Germany)

Event
1846

Federico Chueca, composer

Birth
1846

Henryk Sienkiewicz, Poland, author (Quo Vadis, Nobel 1905)

Birth
1847

American Medical Association organized (Philadelphia)

Event
1848

Adalbert von Goldschmidt, composer

Birth
1849

Hambletonian, Chester NY, greatest standardbred horse

Birth
1854

English pirate Plumridge robs along pro-English Finnish coast

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1854

Antonio Smareglia, composer

Birth
1855

NYC regains Castle Clinton, to be used for immigration

Event
1859

Peter G L Dirichlet, German mathematician, dies at 53

Death
1861

Alexandria, VA - CS troops abandon city

Event
1862

French army intervenes in Puebla, Mexico: Cinco de Mayo

Event
1862

Max Elskamp, Belgian author/poet (Lesson Joies Blondes, Maya)

Birth
1862

Peninsular Campaign-Battle of Williamsburg, VA

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