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 This day in History - July 17
394 Historic Events for July 17
1821

Spain cedes Florida to US

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1826

Joseph Graetz, composer, dies at 65

Death
1827

Frederick A Able, English chemist/inventor (cordiet)

Birth
1830

Eelco Refer, linguist (Dictionary for the Dutch translator)

Birth
1832

Johan August Soderman, composer

Birth
1838

John Whites, hydraulic engineer, dies at 82

Death
1839

Friedrich Gernsheim, composer

Birth
1841

British humor magazine "Punch" 1st published

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1850

Harvard Observatory takes 1st photograph of a star (Vega)

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1851

Beni Egressy, composer, dies at 37

Death
1853

Francesco Fanciulli, composer

Birth
1856

Sunday school excursion train collides killing 46 children (Phila)

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1859

Luis MuĀ¤oz Rivera, Puerto Rico, journalist (founded Federalist Party)

Birth
1861

Manassas, VA Gen Beauregard requests reinforcements for his 22,000 men, Gen Johnston is ordered to Manassas

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1861

Congress authorizes paper money

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1862

US army authorized to accept blacks as laborers

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1862

United army officially divides corps

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1862

Naval Engagement at Pascagoula River MS: USS Potomac Expedition

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1862

R John Hunt Morgan:Cynthiana, KY CS24 US17 Skirmish at Columbia, TN

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1863

Battle of Honey Springs - largest battle in Indian Territory

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1863

James Johnston Pettigrew, US attorney/Confederate, dies at 35

Death
1864

CSA President Davis replaces Gen Joe Johnston with John Bell Hood

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1864

Dirk Dark Curtius, attorney/liberal minister of Justice, dies at 71

Death
1864

Daniel McCook Jr, US Union-brig-gen, dies at 29

Death
1866

Italian fleet under adm Persano capture Austrian Fort Lissa

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