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 This day in History - September 9
441 Historic Events for September 9
1839

John Herschel takes 1st glass plate photograph

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1840

Gentil T Antheunis, Flemish poet/music/composer

Birth
1841

Augustin P de Candolle, Swiss botanist, dies at 63

Death
1841

Great Lakes steamer "Erie" sinks off Silver Creek NY, kills 300

Event
1850

Harishchandra, India, poet/dramatist/father of modern Hindi

Birth
1850

Leopoldo Miguez, composer

Birth
1850

Territories of New Mexico and Utah created

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1850

California becomes 31st state

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1853

Frederick R Spofforth, Australia, cricketer (Demon)

Birth
1855

Houston S Chamberlain, British/German race theorist

Birth
1858

Benjamin Kidel, English Sudan (Control of the Tropics)

Birth
1861

Sally Tompkins is only Confederate Army female commissioned officer

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1862

Lee splits his army and sends Jackson to capture Harpers Ferry

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1863

Battle of Cumberland Gap, TN

Event
1865

Edwin Lehare, composer

Birth
1866

Gergely Czuczor, Hungarian/Czech poet/translator, dies at 65

Death
1867

Luxembourg gains independence

Event
1868

Mary Austin, Ill, feminist/nature writer (Land of Little Rain)

Birth
1872

Delilah L Beasley, US author/columnist (Negro trail-blazers)

Birth
1872

Josef Stransky, composer

Birth
1873

Edward Burlingame Hill, composer

Birth
1875

Lotta's Fountain (Kearny and Market) dedicated

Event
1876

American Horse, Sioux chief, dies in battle

Death
1877

Frank Chance, baseball player/manager, Tinkers to Evers to Chance

Birth
1878

Jacobo Ficher, composer, dies at 18

Death