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 This day in History - May 9
412 Historic Events for May 9
1833

Boleslaw Dembinski, composer

Birth
1836

HMS Beagle with Charles Darwin departs Port Louis, Mauritius

Event
1837

"Sherrod" burns in Mississippi River below Natchez Miss; 175 dies

Event
1837

Adam Opel, German manufacturer (cycling, motorcars)

Birth
1843

Belle Boyd, spy (Confederate)/actress/lecturer

Birth
1844

[Maria] Catharina Beersmans, Belgian actress (Bad Herders)

Birth
1846

Battle of Resaca de la Palma-US sends Mexico back to Rio Grande

Event
1846

Nikolay Feopemptovich Solov'yov, composer

Birth
1850

Louis-Joseph Gay-Lussac, chemist/physicist, dies

Death
1853

Johann Philipp Samuel Schmidt, composer, dies at 73

Death
1855

Julius Rontgen, composer

Birth
1860

James Matthew Barrie, Scotland, novelist (Margaret Ogilvy, Peter Pan)

Birth
1862

Battle of Farmington, MS

Event
1862

Battle of Ft Pickens, FL (Pensacola), evacuated by CS

Event
1862

US Naval Academy relocated from Annapolis MD to Newport, RI

Event
1864

Battle of Dalton, GA

Event
1864

"Uncle" John Sedgwick, US Union general-major, dies in battle at 50

Death
1864

Thomas Donnely Doubleday, US Union Col, dies in an accident

Death
1864

-20] Skirmish at Ware Bottom Church, Virginia

Event
1864

Battle of Cloyd's Mt, and Swift Creek, VA (Drewery's Bluff, Ft Darling)

Event
1864

Ship battle at Helgoland, Austria-Denmark

Event
1865

August de Boeck, composer

Birth
1868

Anton Bruckner's 1st Symphony in C, premieres

Event
1873

Lilian Mary Baylis, manager (Old Vic and Sadler's Wells Theater)

Birth
1873

Howard Carter, British archaeologist (found King Tutankhamen's tomb)

Birth