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 This day in History - May 6
435 Historic Events for May 6
1858

Georges Adolphe Hue, composer

Birth
1859

Luis Mar¡a Drago, Argentina, statesman, anti-interventionist

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1859

Willem J T Kloos, Dutch poet (Act of Simple Justice)

Birth
1859

Friedrich Heinrich Alexander, explorer/scientist, dies

Death
1860

SF Olympic Club, 1st US athletic club forms

Event
1861

Arkansas and Tennessee becomes 9th and 10th state to secede from US

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1861

Radindranath Tagore, Hindu poet/mystic/composer (Nobel 1913)

Birth
1861

Jefferson Davis approves a bill declaring War between US and Confederacy

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1862

Henry David Thoreau, US writer/pacifist (Walden Pond), dies at 44

Death
1864

General Sherman begins advance to Atlanta Georgia

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1864

Battle of Wilderness-Gen Longstreet seriously injured

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1864

Micah Jenkins, Confederate brig-general (friendly fire), dies at 28

Death
1864

Battle of Port Walthall Junction, VA

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1864

Henry Livermore Abbott, US Union brig-general, dies in battle

Death
1868

Wladyslaw Stanislaw Reymont, Poland, novelist (Chiopi, Nobel-1924)

Birth
1869

Joseph Cuvelier, Belgian historian/archivist

Birth
1869

Jan R Slotemaker de Bru‹ne, Dutch clergyman/politician (CHU)

Birth
1870

Amedos Peter Giannine, San Jose Calif, founded Bank of America

Birth
1870

John McClutcheon, cartoonist (Pulitzer Prize-1931)

Birth
1871

Ch Morgenstern, writer

Birth
1871

August Reusner, composer

Birth
1875

William Daniel Leahy, Iowa, 5 star admiral/chief of staff (1949)

Birth
1879

Johan H T Norlind, Swedish musicologist

Birth
1880

Baron W Edmund, Archangel and Ironside, British fieldmarshal

Birth
1880

Ernst L Kirchner, German painter (Die Brcke)

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