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 This day in History - May 7
388 Historic Events for May 7
1827

Francis Engle Patterson, Brig General (Union volunteers), died in 1862

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1832

Greece becomes independent republic

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1832

Carl G Neumann, German mathematician/physicist (Neumann-functions)

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1832

Otto of Bavaria is chosen king of Greece

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1833

Johannes Brahms, Hamburg Germany, composer, enjoys a good lullaby

Birth
1836

Norbert Burgmuller, composer, dies at 26

Death
1840

Tornado strikes Natchez Miss, kills 317

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1840

Peter Il'yich Tchaikovsky, Votkinsk Rus, composer (1812 Overture) [NS]

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1845

Jacob van Stolk Azn, timber merchant/art collector

Birth
1847

American Medical Association organizes (Phila)

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1847

Archibald Primrose, Earl of Rosebery (Lib), British PM (1894-95)

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1848

Prussians stop insurrection in Varsovia

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1856

Argentine and Brazilian sign a navigation pact

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1861

Riot occurs between prosecessionist and Union supporters in Knoxville TN

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1862

Battle of West Point, VA (Eltham's Landing, Barnhamsville)

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1862

Much of Enschede Neth destroyed by fire

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1863

Amiel Weeks Whipple, US Union gen-major, dies of injuries at 46

Death
1864

Battle of Wilderness ends (total losses: USA-17,666; CSA-7,500)

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1864

Skirmish at Port Walthall Junction Virginia (Drewry's Bluff)

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1866

Cornelis J K van Aalst, president (Dutch Trading Company)

Birth
1866

German premier Otto von Bismarck seriously wounded in assassin attempt

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1867

Philippine "Pine" Belder, [Mary de Klerk], actress (Hope of Blessing)

Birth
1867

Blacks stage ride-in to protest segregation in New Orleans

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1871

Louis Papineau, political reformer, dies

Death
1873

US marines attack Panama

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