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December 2, 1859 in History

Day of the Week: Friday

Events in History

MurderMurder of Interest

Abolitionist John Brown hanged for murder, treason, and conspiring slaves to revolt at Charles Town, Virginia

Abolitionist John Brown
John Brown

Birthdays in History

Person of interestGeorges Seurat

Georges Seurat, French post-impressionist painter (A Sunday Afternoon on the Island of Grande Jatte), born in Paris, France (d. 1891)

Post-Impressionist Painter Georges Seurat
Post-Impressionist Painter
Georges Seurat

Deaths in History

BattleJohn Brown

John Brown, American abolitionist and revolutionary (Harpers Ferry), hanged at 59

Abolitionist John Brown
John Brown

1859 in History