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Famous Birthdays In January - 21

Wednesday, 10 September 2014

1337  Charles V, the Wise, king of France (1364-80) was born on this day in history.  

1338  On this day in history birth of king Charles V of France (d. 1380)  

1571  John I Pontanus, physicist/historian (Amsterdam) was born on this day in history.  

1659  On this day in history birth of adriaen van der Werff, Dutch portrait painter/engraver/architect  

1721  On this day in history birth of james Murray, British military officer, governor of Quebec (d. 1794)  

1735  Johann Gottfried Eckard, composer was born on this day in history.  

1743  John Fitch, inventor (had a working steamboat years before Fulton) was born on this day in history.  

1746  Johann H Pestalozzi, Zurich Switz, educator (Leonard & Gertrude) [NS] was born on this day in history.  

1751  Josephus Andreas Fodor, composer was born on this day in history.  

1759  Johan Valckenaer, Dutch politician/patriot was born on this day in history.  

1762  On this day in history birth of giuseppe Antonio Silvani, composer  

1771  On this day in history birth of arnold A Buyskes, Dutch vice-admiral/colonial director  

1775  On this day in history birth of manuel Garcia, composer  

1792  Tsjalling Hiddes Halbertsma, Fries story teller (Rhymes & Tales) was born on this day in history.  

1796  John Gelinde van Blom, Frisian notary/author was born on this day in history.  

1801  Ramon Vilanova y Barrera, composer was born on this day in history.  

1804  Eliza Roxcy Snow, American poet (d. 1887) was born on this day in history.  

1814  On this day in history birth of thomas Attwood Walmisley, composer  

1815  Horace Wells, dentist (pioneered use of medical anethesia) was born on this day in history.  

1815  John Bingham, American politician and lawyer (d. 1900) was born on this day in history.  

1821  On this day in history birth of john Cabell Breckinridge, (D) 14th US VP (1857-61)/mjr-gen (Confed)  

1823  On this day in history birth of alexandre Edouard Goria, composer  

1824  On this day in history birth of thomas Jonathan "Stonewall" Jackson, Lt Gen 2nd Corps (ANV, Confed)  

1825  On this day in history birth of imre Madách, Hungarian writer (d. 1864)  

1827  Ivan Mikheevich Pervushin, Russian mathematician (d. 1900) was born on this day in history.  

1829  On this day in history birth of oscar II Frederik, King of Sweden (1872-1907)/Norway (-1905)/poet  

1833  On this day in history birth of norman Willis, union leader (Britain's Trades Union Congress)  

1840  Sophia Louisa Jex-Blake, pioneer English woman physician was born on this day in history.  

1848  Henri Duparc, French composer was born on this day in history.  

1855  On this day in history birth of john M Browning, US, weapons manufacturer  

1859  On this day in history birth of antoni Wincenty Rutkowski, composer  

1860  On this day in history birth of karl Staaff, Prime Minister of Sweden (d. 1915)  

1867  On this day in history birth of james Marcus, New York, American actor (The Eagle, The Lonely Trail)  

1867  On this day in history birth of maxime Weygard, French general/gov-gen (Algeria)  

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Famous Deaths In January - 21

Famous People Died On This Day In History

0304  On this day in history death of saint Agnes (martyred) (b. 291)  

0879  Boudouin with the Iron Arm, earl of Flanders, dies on this day in history.  

0917  Death of Erchanger, Duke of Swabia (c. 880) on this day in history.  

1118  Paschalis II, [Raniero], pope (1099-1118), dies on this day in history.  

1519  Death of Vasco Núñez de Balboa, Spanish explorer (b. 1475) on this day in history.  

1527  On this day in history death of juan de Grijalva, Spanish conquistador (c. 1489)  

1546  On this day in history death of azai Sukemasa, Japanese samurai and warlord (b. 1491)  

1596  On this day in history john Ligarius, German theologist/prime minister, dies at 66