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 This day in History - May 9
412 Historic Events for May 9
1745

Tomaso Antonio Vitali, composer, dies at 82

Death
1753

King Louis XV disbands French parliament

Event
1754

1st newspaper cartoon in America-divided snake "Join or Die"

Event
1760

Nikolaus Ludwig und Pottendorf, Austrian composer, dies at 59

Death
1766

John Byron back in England after trip around the world

Event
1770

Charles Avison, composer, dies at 61

Death
1783

Alexander Ross, Canada, pioneer/fur trader

Birth
1785

James Pollard Espy, Penns, meteorologist (Philosphy of Storms)

Birth
1785

Franz Xaver Schnitzer, composer, dies at 44

Death
1785

British inventor Joseph Bramah patents beer-pump handle

Event
1788

English parliament accepts abolishing of slave trade

Event
1791

Francis Hopkinson, US writer/music/lawyer, dies at 53

Death
1793

Johannes C de Jonge, Dutch historian/archivist

Birth
1796

August Pauly, German classicus (Real Encyclopedia)

Birth
1799

Claude-Benigne Balbastre, composer, dies at 72

Death
1800

John Brown, abolitionist; led attack on Harpers Ferry

Birth
1801

Samuel Cousins, mezzotint engraver

Birth
1805

Friedrich Schiller, writer, dies at 45

Death
1805

Johann Christoph Friedrich von Schiller, poet/playwright, dies at 45

Death
1810

WFLC Marianne, princess of Orange-Nassau/daughter of king Willem I

Birth
1810

Louis Gallait, historical painter

Birth
1814

Adolph von Henselt, composer

Birth
1822

Charles Duquesnoy, composer, dies at 62

Death
1824

William Edmonson "Grumble" Jones, Brig General (Confederate Army)

Birth
1829

Ciro Pinsuti, pianist/composer

Birth