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Can you name the answers related to events of the 1750s, 1850s and 1950s?

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July 28, 1750This Baroque composer passes away in Leipzig.
May 11, 1751Pennsylvania Hospital is founded by Thomas Bond and this other American historical figure.
March 23, 1752This Nova Scotia town's Gazette newspaper is first published.
February 1753This 20-year-old colonist is commissioned as a British Major.
October 31, 1754This Ivy League school is founded in New York City.
November 1, 1755Perhaps 1/5 of this city's 200,000 people perish in an earthquake and the resulting tsunami and fires.
January 27, 1756This composer is born in Salzburg.
August 11, 1757This Mughal Empire capital is taken by the Maratha Empire.
July 6, 1758Clement XIII becomes the 248th of these Roman bishops.
January 1759His Candide is published.
September 1850This U.S. president signs the Compromise of 1850 legislation.
June 5, 1851This Harriet Beecher Stowe novel is first published in serial form.
July 5, 1852He delivers his famous 'What to the Slave Is the Fourth of July?' speech in Rochester, New York.
March 4, 1853He is inaugurated the 14th president of the United States.
October 21, 1854She leads 38 nurses and 15 nuns on a wartime mission to the Ottoman Empire.
November 17, 1855This Scotsman becomes the first European to see Victoria Falls.
March 30, 1856The Treaty of Paris ends this Ottoman-focused conflict.
March 6, 1857The U.S. Supreme Court rules 7-2 (Justices McLean and Curtis dissenting) that this man is not a U.S. citizen.
1858Paul Morphy wins a famous game of this at an opera house in Paris.
December 2, 1859This abolitionist leader of a raid on Harpers Ferry is hanged.
February 15, 1950This animated film debuts with Ilene Woods voicing the title role.
July 16, 1951This J.D. Salinger work is published as a novel.
November 4, 1952This Democrat loses the first of two presidential races against Dwight Eisenhower.
July 27, 1953An armistice agreement is reached in Panmunjom to end this conflict.
January 14, 1954She marries Joe DiMaggio in San Francisco.
April 18, 1955This German-born physicist passes away in New Jersey.
October 8, 1956Don Larsen throws a perfect game in Game 5 of this post-season sporting event.
October 4, 1957The Soviet Union launches this satellite into low Earth orbit.
February 1, 1958Egypt and Syria create this country in a union that would last three years.
August 21, 1959It becomes the United States' 50th state.

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