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 This day in History - August 23
405 Historic Events for August 23
1711

Admiral Hovenden Walkers fleet reach St Lawrence

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1723

Antoine Mouque, composer, dies at 64

Death
1727

Friedrich Hartmann Graf, composer

Birth
1740

Ivan VI, Emperor of Russia 1740-41)

Birth
1751

Louis-Fran‡ois Beffara, lexicographer

Birth
1754

Louis XVI, Versailles, king of France (1774-93) eventually guillotined

Birth
1769

Georges Cuvier, French zoologist (La RŠgne Animal)

Birth
1773

Jakob F Fries, German philosopher

Birth
1777

Giuseppe Sellitto, composer, dies at 77

Death
1784

Eastern Tennessee settlers declare their area an independent state and name it Franklin; a year later the Continental Congress rejects it

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1796

African Methodist Episcopal Church incorporated

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1802

Corona Elizabeth Wilhelmine Schroter, composer, dies at 51

Death
1806

Charles Augustin de Coulomb, Fren physicist (coulometrie), dies at 70

Death
1809

Juliusz Slowacki, Polish poet (Trip to H Land)

Birth
1813

Battle of Grossbeeren - Prussians under Von Bulow repulse French

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1818

Rufus Ingalls, Bvt Major General (Union Army), died in 1893

Birth
1819

Oliver Hazard Perry, naval hero, dies on 34th birthday

Death
1821

Mexico declares independence

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1825

Amos Bull, composer, dies at 81

Death
1829

Moritz B Cantor, German math historian

Birth
1831

August WA Grave von Gneisenau, Prussian fieldmarshal, dies at 70

Death
1832

Alexander Chambers, Brig General (Union volunteers), died in 1888

Birth
1833

Britain abolishes slavery in colonies; 700,000 slaves freed

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1838

Mt Holyoke Female Seminary (South Hadley, Mass) 1st graduating class

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1839

Charles Philippe Lafont, composer, dies at 57

Death