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 This day in History - September 5
372 Historic Events for September 5
1694

Frantisek Antonin Mica, composer

Birth
1698

Russia's Peter the Great imposes a tax on beards

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1725

French King Louis XV marries Polish princess Mary Lesczynski

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1734

Jean-Benjamin de La Borde, composer

Birth
1735

Johann Christian Bach, composer, son of JS Bach (English Bach)

Birth
1737

Johann Friedrich Gottlieb Beckmann, composer

Birth
1750

Decree issued in Paderborn Prussia allows for annual search of all Jewish homes for stolen or "doubtful" goods

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1750

Robert Fergusson, Scottish poet (Scots poems)

Birth
1767

August Wilhelm Schlegel, German poet/translator/critic

Birth
1771

Charles L J, archduke of Austria/Gov (Austria Netherland)

Birth
1774

1st Continental Congress assembles, in Philadelphia

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1781

Battle of Virginia Capes, French defeat British, traps Cornwallis

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1786

Montplaisir Ceramic factory opens in Schaarbeek Belgium

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1791

Giacomo Meyerbeer, Vogelsdorf Germany, composer (Golt Und Die Natur)

Birth
1792

Alexis-Charles-Maximilien Thibault, composer

Birth
1793

In the French Revolution, the "Reign of Terror" begins

Event
1795

US-Algiers sign peace treaty

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1796

General Salicetti orders equal rights for Jews of Bologna Italy

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1798

New conscription law goes into effect in France

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1800

Malta surrenders to British after they blockade French troops

Event
1803

Fran‡ois Devienne, composer, dies at 44

Death
1814

-15] Battle at Masurische Meren: Germans chase Russ out of E Prussia

Event
1815

Tyree Harris Bell, Brig General (Confederate Army), died in 1902

Birth
1815

Carl Wilhelm, composer

Birth
1817

Aleksei K Tolstoi, [Kozjma Prutkov], Russian poet/writer [NS]

Birth