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Battles/Soldiers 11/22/1861 Albert Pike is commissioned as a Confederate brigadier general and given command of the Indian Territory
Personal 04/06/1862 Albert Sidney Johnston becomes the war's highest ranking casualty when he bleeds to death at Shiloh
Cultural 11/16/1859 Aleksandr Ostrovsky's play "Groza," or "The Storm," premieres in Moscow.
Foreign 09/07/1856 Alexander II is crowned as Emperor of the Russian Empire
Lawmaking/Litigating 02/22/1866 Alexander Stephens addresses the Georgia Legislature and urges acceptance and a new South
Foreign 05/06/1859 Alexander von Humboldt dies in Berlin
Foreign 12/23/1858 Alexander, ruler of Serbia, is forced to abdicate
Education/Culture 04/16/1859 Alexis de Tocqueville dies at Cannes in France
Personal 08/05/1858 Alexis Soyer, the most famous chef in Europe, dies in London
Foreign 10/09/1859 Alfred Dreyfus, future French artillery officer and Devil's Island prisoner, is born in Alsace
Science/Technology 10/06/1863 Alfred Nobel takes out his first patent for nitro-glycerine in Sweden
Legal/Political 11/18/1859 All defendants in the Columbus Jones kidnapping case acquitted in Massachusetts
US/the World 06/19/1860 All remaining Neapolitan troops sail from Palermo and withdraw from Sicily
Religion/Philosophy 11/01/1850 All Saints Day
Religion/Philosophy 11/01/1859 All Saints Day
Religion/Philosophy 11/01/1858 All Saints Day
Religion/Philosophy 11/01/1857 All Saints Day
Religion/Philosophy 11/01/1857 All Saints Day
Religion/Philosophy 11/02/1864 All Souls' Day - The Day of the Dead in the Christian calendar
Crime/Disasters 11/03/186111/04/1861 All twenty-four passengers aboard a Boston bound ship drown when she hits rocks outside the harbor