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Arts & Entertainment

  • May 7 - Ludwig van Beethoven's Ninth Symphony premiers in Vienna, Austria.


Births

  • April 2 - Thomas Rhodes Armitage, founder of the Royal National Institute of the Blind (RNIB). [1]


Deaths

  • December 21 - James Parkinson - English physician, the first to describe paralysis agitans, a condition that would later be named Parkinson's disease after him.


References

  1. Thomas Rhodes Armitage - RNIB's Founder. Royal National Institute of the Blind. Accessed March 10, 2008.