Today in History for May 1857

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Historical Events

Events 1 - 5 of 5

1st - William Walker, conqueror of Nicaragua, surrenders to US Navy
10th - Indian Mutiny begins with revolt of Sepoys in Meerut
11th - Sepoy-revolt in Meerutkazerne, Delhi
19th - William Francis Channing & Moses G Farmer patents electric fire alarm
26th - US slave Dred Scott and family freed by owner Henry Taylor Blow 3 months after US courts ruled against them.

Famous Birthdays

Birthdays 1 - 9 of 9

2nd - Frederic Cliffe, composer
3rd - George Gore, American baseball player (d. 1933)
7th - William A. MacCorkle, American politician (d. 1930)
8th - Frits [Frederik H] Tartaud, Dutch actor/husband of Alida Klein
10th - Hendrik Zwaardemaker, Dutch physiologist (olfactometer)
13th - Ronald Ross, England, pathologist (Nobel 1902)
15th - Williamina Fleming, Scottish-born astronomer (d. 1911)
16th - Juan Morel Campos, composer
31st - Pius XI, [Ambrogio DA Ratti], Italy, 259th Pope (1922-39)

Famous Deaths

Deaths 1 - 3 of 3

2nd - LC Alfred the Musset, French poet (Lesson caprices Marianne), dies
11th - E Francois Vidocq, French criminalogist/police officer, dies at 81
23rd - Augustin Louis Cauchy, French mathematician (b. 1789)

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