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 This day in History - September 9
441 Historic Events for September 9
1739

Slave revolt in Stono SC led by Jemmy (25 whites killed)

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1752

Johann Friedrich Christmann, composer

Birth
1753

1st steam engine arrives in US colonies

Event
1754

William Bligh, nasty ship's captain (HMS Bounty)

Birth
1769

Cornelis F van Maanen, Dutch minister of Justice (1807..42)

Birth
1770

Bernard S Albinus, [Weiss], German surgeon/anatomist, dies at 73

Death
1770

Georg D Ehret, German/English cartoonist, dies at 62

Death
1776

Continental Congress renames "United Colonies," "US"

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1789

William Cranch Bond, US, astronomer (codiscovered Hyperion)

Birth
1803

Armand-Emmanuel Trial, composer, dies at 32

Death
1809

William Radford, Commander (Union Navy), died in 1890

Birth
1810

Johann Baptiste Hagenauer, Austrian sculptor, dies at 78

Death
1815

John Singleton Copley, British painter, dies at 77

Death
1817

Speed Smith Fry, Brig General (Union volunteers), died in 1892

Birth
1817

Alexander Lucius Twilight, probably 1st black to graduate from US college, receives BA degree at Middlebury College

Event
1817

Paul Cuffe, civil rights activist (Sierre Leone), dies at 58

Death
1819

Martin Luther Smith, Major General (Confederate Army), died in 1866

Birth
1822

Napoleon J K P Bonaparte, French prince/member National Convention

Birth
1826

Thomas John Lucas, Bvt Major General (Union volunteers), died in 1908

Birth
1826

Frederich I W L, Grand Duke of Baden (1856-1907)

Birth
1828

Leo Tolstoy, Russia, novelist (War and Peace, Anna Karenina) [NS]

Birth
1830

Charles Durant, 1st US aeronaut, flies a balloon from Castle Garden, NYC to Perth Amboy, NJ

Event
1832

Bernhard Joseph Klein, composer, dies at 39

Death
1834

William MacRae, Brig General (Confederate Army), died in 1882

Birth
1834

Joseph H Shorthouse, English writer (John Inglesant)

Birth