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 This day in History - August 15
428 Historic Events for August 15
1794

Elias M Fries, Swedish botanist (System mycologicum)

Birth
1795

Joseph Haydn leaves England forever

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1798

Felice Alessandri, composer, dies at 50

Death
1803

James Douglas, father of British Columbia

Birth
1807

Johann N Tetens, German/Danish philosopher/mathematician, dies at 70

Death
1822

Wilhelm Rust, composer

Birth
1823

Orris Sanford Ferry, Bvt Major General (Union volunteers)

Birth
1824

Freed American slaves forms country of Liberia

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1829

Eduard de Hartog, composer

Birth
1832

Gregory XVI encyclical On liberalism and religious indifferentism

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1839

Hugh Archibald Clarke, composer

Birth
1843

National black convention meets (Buffalo NY)

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1843

Tivoli Park in Copenhagen opens

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1845

Walter Crane, England, painter/illustrator (Beauty and Beast)

Birth
1848

Timothy Olmstead, composer, dies at 88

Death
1848

M Waldo Hanchett patents dental chair

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1851

[Georgette A] Helena Amelung, Dutch actress (Scapegoat)

Birth
1852

Johan Gadolin, Finnish chemist (discovered yttrium), dies at 92

Death
1853

Giovanni Battista Polledro, composer, dies at 72

Death
1856

J Keir Hardie, 1st Labour representative in British Parliament

Birth
1858

Regular mail to Pacific coast begins

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1860

Florence Kling DeWolfe Harding, 1st lady (1921-23)

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1860

Roosje Vos, Dutch union organizer

Birth
1861

Lincoln directs reinforcements to be sent to MI

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1863

Submarine "HL Hunley" arrives in Charleston on railroad cars

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