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 This day in History - June 6
457 Historic Events for June 6
1686

Joannes B van Neercassel, RC spiritual leader of Neth, dies at 60

Death
1695

Adriaen Valckenier, gov-gen Neth-Indies (1737-41)/killed 8,000 Chinese

Birth
1710

Fran‡oise de la Baume Le Blanc, mistress of king Louis XIV, dies at 65

Death
1716

1st slaves arrive in Louisiana

Event
1722

Adrien Trudo Sale, composer

Birth
1735

Anton Schweitzer, composer

Birth
1735

Georg Osterreich, composer, dies at 71

Death
1744

France and Prussia sign peace treaty

Event
1747

Jean Barriere, composer, dies

Death
1752

3rd great fire in Moscow in 2 weeks; 1/3 of city destroyed

Event
1755

John Flaxman, English sculptor (Westminster Abbey tomb stones)

Birth
1755

Nathan Hale, hanged patriot, had but one life to give for his country

Birth
1756

John Trumbull, US painter (Declaration of Independence)

Birth
1765

Cornelis Loots, Dutch accountant/poet (Dwingelandij)

Birth
1772

Haitian explorer Jean Baptiste-Pointe Dusable settles Chicago

Event
1784

Joan Derk van de Capellen, leader of democratic Patriots, dies at 42

Death
1785

Johann Michael Demmler, composer, dies at 36

Death
1795

Fire destroy 1/3 of Copenhagen; 18,000 injured

Event
1797

Napoleon forms Ligurische Republic

Event
1799

Aleksandr Sergeyevich, Russia, poet, founder of modern Russian Lit

Birth
1799

Alexandr Pushkin, Russia, writer (Eugene Onegin) (5/26 OS)

Birth
1801

Peace of Badajoz: Spain-Portugal

Event
1804

Petter Conrad Boman, composer

Birth
1807

Adrien Fran‡ois Servais, composer

Birth
1809

Sweden declares independence, constitutional monarchy established

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