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Notable Deaths - 1876

1876Wild Bill Hickok, shot dead (from behind) by Jack McCall while playing poker. He held a pair of Aces & a pair of 8's

1876George Armstrong Custer, US General, dies at the Battle of Little Bighorn aged 36

1876 Deaths
Date Event
Jan 7
Juste Olivier, Swiss poet (b. 1807) 
Jan 9
Samuel Gridley Howe, American abolitionist (b. 1801) 
Jan 10
Charles EH de Coussemaker, Belgian musicologist/historian, dies at 70 
Jan 15
Eliza Johnson, U.S. First Lady (b. 1810) 
Jan 22
John B. Dykes, The Perfect Storm 
Feb 3
Gino Capponi, Italian marquis/literary/premier of Toscane, dies at 83 
Feb 10
Johan August Soderman, composer, dies at 43 
Feb 21
Henry John Gauntlett, composer, dies at 70 
Feb 24
Jan Pieter Heije, Dutch physician/writer/poet, dies at 67 
Feb 24
Joseph Jenkins Roberts, first President of Liberia (b. 1809) 
Feb 26
Ede Tóth, The Exile 
Feb 28
Charles Edward Horsley, composer, dies at 53 
Mar 4
Alfred Holmes, composer, dies at 38 
Mar 5
Marie d'Agoult, [pen name Daniel Stern], French author and mother of composer Franz Liszt's children, dies at 70 
Mar 5
Francesco Maria Piave, La traviata 
Mar 18
F Freiligrath, writer, dies at 65 
Mar 19
Jozef Stefani, composer, dies at 75 
Apr 2
Paul van Vlissingen, Dutch ship owner, dies at 78 
Apr 3
Henriette Davidis, writer, dies 
Apr 9
Charles Goodyear, American politician (b. 1804) 
Apr 16
Augustin-Philippe Peellaert, composer, dies at 83 
Apr 19
Samuel Sebastian Wesley, composer, dies at 65 
Apr 27
George L. Aiken, Uncle Tom's Cabin 
May 7
Franz count of Pocci, German artist/composer (Alchemist), dies at 69 
May 7
William Buell Sprague, American clergyman and author (b. 1795) 
May 8
Truganini, last originating Tasmanian, dies 
May 12
Henri A Esquiros, French poet (Evangile du peuple), dies at 63 
May 12
Georgi Benkovski, Bulgarian revolutionary, brutally killed by the Turks (b. 1843) 
May 19
Guillaume Groen van Prinsterer, Dutch historian/politician, dies at 74 
May 20
Harold, grandson of English queen Victoria, dies at 8 days old 
May 20
Khristo Botev, Bulgarian poet, dies 
May 24
Henry Kingsley, English/Australian writer, dies at 46 
May 26
Frantisek Palacky, Czech historian/MP, dies at 77 
May 27
Joseph Bosworth, lexicographer/scholar, dies 
Jun 1
Christo Botew, writer, dies 
Jun 7
George Sand, writer, dies at 71 
Jun 8
George Sand, French author (Indiana, Consuelo), dies at 71 
Jun 8
George Sand, Jutrzenka 
Jun 17
Harriet Scott, American ex-slave, who with husband Dred Scott unsuccessfully sued for their freedom 
Jun 18
August Rockel, composer, dies at 61 
Jun 20
Antonio L de Santa Ana, pres Mexico, dies at 79 
Jun 21
Antonio Lopez de Santa Anna, Mexican general (took Alamo), dies at 79 
Jun 25
Boston Custer, brother of George Custer, dies at Little Bighorn 
Jun 25
George Armstrong Custer, US General, dies at the Battle of Little Bighorn aged 36 
Jun 25
John Patton, trumpeter, dies at Little Bighorn 
Jun 25
Lame White Man, Cheyenne, dies at Little Bighorn 
Jun 25
Myles Keogh, US officer, dies at Little Bighorn 
Jun 25
Thomas W Custer, brother of George Custer, dies at Little Bighorn 
Jun 27
Christian G Ehrenberg, German zoologist (micro-organisms), dies at 81 
Jun 28
August W Ambros, Austria musicologist, dies at 59 
Jul 8
Josef Dessauer, composer, dies at 78 
Jul 11
Ottho G Heldring, vicar (H-gestichten), dies at 72 
Jul 14
Thomas Hazlehurst, English Methodist chapel builder (b. 1816) 
Jul 15
Aleksander Fredro, Polish comedy writer (Zemstra), dies at 82 
Jul 15
Aleksander Fredro, The Revenge 
Jul 24
Thomas Molleson Mudie, composer, dies at 66 
Jul 27
Walter Channing, American physician who was the first to use anesthesia during childbirth, dies at 90 
Aug 2
Wild Bill Hickok, shot dead (from behind) by Jack McCall while playing poker. He held a pair of Aces & a pair of 8's 
Aug 19
George Smith, English Archaeologist and assyriologist (cuneiform script), dies of fever at 36 
Aug 29
Felicien Alpar David, Un pique-nique chez Osiris 
Sep 3
Felix, cricketer (legendary All-England player), dies 
Sep 5
Manuel Blanco Encalada, first president of Chile (b. 1790) 
Sep 9
American Horse, Sioux chief, dies in battle 
Sep 25
A Glabbrenner, writer, dies at 66 
Sep 25
Adolf Glasbrenner, 'Ne scheene jejend is det hier 
Sep 27
Braxton Bragg, American Confederate general (b. 1817) 
Oct 1
Henri-Jerome Bertini, composer, dies at 77 
Oct 1
James Lick, California land baron (b. 1796) 
Oct 10
Charles Joseph Sainte-Claire Deville, French geologist (b. 1814) 
Oct 18
Francis Preston Blair, newspaper editor (Washington Globe), dies at 85 
Oct 20
Jeronimo de Bosch Kemper, Dutch sociologist/historian, dies at 68 
Oct 29
Jacques Gregoir, composer, dies at 59 
Nov 6
Giacomo Antonelli, secretary of state of Pius IX, dies at 70 
Nov 7
Albertus C van Raalte, Dutch/US vicar (Michigan), dies at 65 
Nov 28
Karl Earnest Ritter von Baer, Estonian/German embryologist, dies at 84 
Dec 3
Hermann Goetz, composer, dies at 35 
Dec 20
Hannah Omish, at 12 is youngest ever hanged in US 
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