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"I concealed nothing, and especially not that I had been drinking a lot of punch and reading Schiller's GhostSeer" --"The Entail" (1817), E. T. A. Hoffmann

Eruption of Vesuvius (1817) by William Turner, an eruption of Vesuvius
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Eruption of Vesuvius (1817) by William Turner, an eruption of Vesuvius

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Train wreck at Montparnasse (October 22, 1895) by Studio Lévy and Sons.
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Train wreck at Montparnasse (October 22, 1895) by Studio Lévy and Sons.

1817 (MDCCCXVII) was the 817th year of the 2nd millennium, the 17th year of the 19th century, and the 8th year of the 1810s decade. As of the start of 1817, the Gregorian calendar was 12 days ahead of the Julian calendar, which remained in localized use until 1923.

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