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 This day in History - July 7
392 Historic Events for July 7
1754

Kings College in NYC opens (renamed Columbia College)

Event
1768

Firm of Johann Buddenbrook founded, in Thomas Mann's novel

Event
1771

Thomas Gray, English poet (Elegy), dies at 54

Death
1773

Cornelis Douwes, Dutch mathematician/astronomer, dies at 60

Death
1774

Giuseppi Maria Carretti, composer, dies at 83

Death
1778

Antonio Francesco Gaetano S Pacini, composer

Birth
1783

Magnus G Lichtwer, German writer (Žsopischer Fabeln), dies at 64

Death
1790

Franciscus "Frans" Hemsterhuis, Frisian philosopher, dies at 68

Death
1794

Pascal Boyer, composer, dies at 51

Death
1799

William Curtis, English botanist (Botanical Magazine), dies at 53

Death
1801

Toussaint L'Ouverture declares Haitian independence

Event
1802

1st comic book "The Wasp," is published

Event
1806

Michele Amari, Italian historian/minister of Education

Birth
1807

France, Russia and Prussia sign Peace of Tilsit

Event
1813

William Scott Ketchum, Bvt Major General (Union Army), died in 1871

Birth
1814

Robert Jasper van der Capellen, Dutch politician, dies at 71

Death
1814

Walter Scott's "Waverley" published

Event
1816

Isaac Fitzgerald Shepard, Gen (Union volunteers), died in 1889

Birth
1824

Alfred Pleasonton, Major General (Union volunteers), died in 1897

Birth
1826

Friedrich Ludwig Dulon, flautist/composer, dies at 56

Death
1827

James Murrell Shackelford, Brig General (Union volunteers)

Birth
1827

William Montague Browne, Brig General (Confederate Army)

Birth
1829

Royal Military Chapel forms

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1838

Central American federation is dissolved

Event
1843

Camillo Golgi, Italy, physician, cytologist (Nobel 1906)

Birth