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 This day in History - June 15
439 Historic Events for June 15
1802

Toussaint L'Ouverture leaves Haiti, prisoner on French ship H‚ros

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1804

12th amendment ratified; deals with manner of choosing president

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1808

Jozef Napoleon becomes king of Spain

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1814

Charles Palissot de Montenoy, French writer/politician, dies at 84

Death
1815

Phiz [Habl“t Knight Browne], English illustrator (Pickwick Papers)

Birth
1821

Nikolay Ivanovich Zaremba, composer

Birth
1828

Brizio Petrucci, composer, dies at 91

Death
1831

Peter Fuchs, composer, dies at 78

Death
1833

Edward Moody McCook, Bvt Mjr General (Union volunteers), died in 1909

Birth
1834

Rioters in Safed Palestine kills many Jews

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1836

Th‚odore Dotrenge, South Netherland orangist, dies at about 74

Death
1836

Arkansas becomes 25th state

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1839

Hans Skramstad, composer, dies at 41

Death
1843

Edvard Hagerup Grieg, Bergen Norway, composer (Bewitched One)

Birth
1844

Goodyear patents vulcanization of rubber

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1844

Thomas Campbell, poet (Ye Mariners of England), dies at 66

Death
1845

Francesco Capaccini, Italian cardinal/diplomat, dies at 60

Death
1846

Oregon Treaty signed, setting US-British boundary at 49øN

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1849

James Knox Polk, 11th Pres (1845-1849), dies in Nashville, Tenn at 53

Death
1851

Jacob Fussell, Baltimore dairyman, sets up 1st ice-cream factory

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1856

David Cox, English painter (Treatise on Landscape Paint), dies at 73

Death
1857

SF Water Works organized

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1858

Ary Scheffer, painter/etcher/sculptor, dies at 63

Death
1860

1st White settlement in Idaho (Franklin)

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1861

Johnston evacuates Harpers Ferry

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