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 This day in History - July 12
358 Historic Events for July 12
1691

Antonio Pignatelli elected as Pope Innocentius XII

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1691

Battle of Aughrim (Aghrim) England, William III beats James II

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1700

Gelderland accepts Gregorian calendar; yesterday is June 30, 1700

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1704

Stanislaw Leszcynski becomes king of part of Poland

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1712

Richard Cromwell, English Lord Protector (1658-59), dies at 85

Death
1730

Lorenzo Corsini chosen as Pope Clemens XII

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1730

Josiah Wedgwood, England, pottery designer/manufacturer (Wedgwood)

Birth
1733

Ann-Th‚rŠse de Marguent de Lambert, French marquess/author, dies at 86

Death
1742

Evaristo EF dall' Abaco, Ital cellist/composer, dies on 67th birthday

Death
1745

Warship Elisabeth joins Bonnie Prince Charlies frigate Doutelle [NS]

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1757

Christian Danner, composer

Birth
1771

James Cook sails Endeavour back to Downs England

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1773

Johann Joachim Quantz, German royal flautist/composer, dies at 76

Death
1774

Cossack leader Emilian Pugachevs army occupies Kazan

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1774

Citizens of Carlisle Penn, pass a declaration of independence

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1776

Capt Cook departs with Resolution for 3rd trip to Pacific Ocean

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1785

1st manned flight by gas balloon in Netherlands

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1794

Heinrich Christian Pander, Russian zoologist

Birth
1801

John Hill Hewitt, composer

Birth
1801

Battle at Algeciras: British fleet beats French and Spanish

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1802

Charles-Louis Hanssens, composer

Birth
1804

Alexander Hamilton, Sect of Treasury, dies in pistol duel

Death
1807

Silas Casey, Major General (Union volunteers), died in 1882

Birth
1812

US forces led by Gen Hull invade Canada (War of 1812)

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1817

Henry David Thoreau, Concord Mass, naturalist/pacifist (Walden Pond)

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