Petrus Wilhelmus Jacobus "Piet Ribbe" Bosman (1815 - 1889)



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1815 - In the year that Petrus Wilhelmus Jacobus "Piet Ribbe" Bosman was born, on June 18th, the Battle of Waterloo was fought. Arthur Wellesley, 1st Duke of Wellington, and Gebhard Leberecht von Blücher decisively defeated Napoleon's troops. The defeat at Waterloo ended Napoleon's rule as Emperor of the French. Napoleon would die in exile six years later.

1821 - Petrus was only 6 years old when on March 5th, President James Monroe was sworn in for his second term. Because March 4th - the day that the inauguration was supposed to be held - was a Sunday, Monroe moved it to Monday, the 5th. Also, the swearing in was held indoors because of a snowstorm.

1826 - At the age of just 11 years old, Petrus was alive when on February 13th, the American Temperance Society was founded in Boston. In the beginning, the Temperance Society promoted abstaining from alcohol but with time it pushed for abolishing alcohol. Drinking was a severe stress on many families, with drunkenness contributing to poverty and abuse.

1830 - When he was merely 15 years old, on May 28th, the US Congress passed the Indian Removal Act. The Act authorized the President to negotiate with Native Americans in the southern region of the US, exchanging their ancestral lands for federal territory west of the Mississippi River. Tens of thousands of Native Americans were forced to move - and march - west.

1889 - In the year of Petrus Wilhelmus Jacobus "Piet Ribbe" Bosman's passing, on April 20th, Adolf Hitler was born in Austria-Hungary - now Austria. In his early 30's, he began his rise to power in German politics, eventually becoming the leader of the Nazi Party and Führer of Nazi Germany. He presided over the death of millions of civilians as well as leading Germany through World War II.

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Petrus Wilhelmus Jacobus "Piet Ribbe" Bosman died on September 5, 1889 at Suid Afrika at 74 years old. There is no known cause of death. He was born in 1815 at Kaapkolonie,Suid Afrika. We have no information about Petrus's immediate family.


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