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 This day in History - June 12
400 Historic Events for June 12
1714

Prussia and Russia sign secret treaty

Event
1759

William Collins, English poet (Ode to Simplicity), dies at 37

Death
1761

Meinrad Spiess, composer, dies at 77

Death
1771

Patrick Gass, Falling Springs PA, sgt of Lewis and Clark Expedition

Birth
1775

1st naval battle of Revolution-Unity (US) captures Margaretta (Br)

Event
1776

Virginia adopts Declaration of Rights

Event
1778

Philip Livingston, US merchant (signed Decl of Indep), dies at 62

Death
1787

Law passes providing a senator must be at least 30 years old

Event
1788

Johann A Cramer, prime minister/poet, dies at 65

Death
1789

Jean E Liotard, [Turk], Swiss painter (Maria-Theresia), dies

Death
1792

George Vancouver discovers site of Vancouver BC

Event
1795

John Marston Jr, Comm (Union Navy), died in 1885

Birth
1798

Samuel Cooper, Sect of War/General (Confederate Army), died in 1876

Birth
1812

Napoleon invades Russia

Event
1819

Dutch colonial troops driven out of Palembang Sumatra

Event
1819

Charles Kingsley, [Parson Lot], Engl vicar/historian (Westward Ho!)

Birth
1821

Henry Moses Judah, Brig General (Union volunteers), died in 1866

Birth
1825

John Cook, Bvt Major General (Union volunteers), died in 1910

Birth
1829

Johanna Spyri, Switzerland, writer (Heidi)

Birth
1838

Hopkins Observatory, dedicated in Williamstown, Mass

Event
1838

Iowa Territory forms

Event
1839

1st baseball game played in America

Event
1840

Meteorite hits Uden, Netherlands

Event
1840

Jakub Arbes, Czech author (ModernĀ” UpĀ”ri)

Birth
1842

Rikard Nordraak, composer

Birth