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Friday, 25 April 2014

1167  On this day in history robert of Melun, English philosopher/bishop of Hereford, dies  

1656  Johan van Heemskerk, Dutch lawyer/writer/interpreter, dies on this day in history.  

1659  Death of Henry Dunster, first President of Harvard College (b. 1609) on this day in history.  

1699  On this day in history death of charles Paulet, 1st Duke of Bolton, English politician (b. c. 1625)  

1706  On this day in history john Evelyn, diarist, dies  

1720  Death of Samuel Parris, English-born Puritan minister (b. 1653) on this day in history.  

1731  On this day in history angelo Predieri, composer, dies at 76  

1733  On this day in history johann Adam Birkenstock, composer, dies at 46  

1735  John Arbuthnot, physician/mathematician, dies on this day in history.  

1779  On this day in history jan Nepveu, Dutch gov-gen of Suriname (1769-79), dies at 59  

1797  Benvenuto Robbio San Rafaele, composer, dies at 61 on this day in history.  

1805  Stefan Paluselli, composer, dies at 57 on this day in history.  

1844  Nicholas Biddle, US lawyer/diplomat/statesman/financier, dies at 85 on this day in history.  

1852  On this day in history joseph Drechsler, composer, dies at 69  

1862  On this day in history gabriele dell' Addolorata, patron of Ital Catholic youth, dies at 23  

1881  George Colley, British governor of Natal/general, dies in battle at 46 on this day in history.  

1887  Alexander Porfir'yevich Borodin, Russian composer, dies at 53 on this day in history.  

1892  On this day in history death of louis Vuitton, French luggage maker (b. 1821)  

1913  On this day in history adam Sedgwick, English zoologist (Peripatus), dies at 58  

1920  On this day in history alexandru D Xenopol, Romanian historian, dies at 72  

1921  On this day in history schofield Haigh, cricketer (Eng all-rounder 11 Tests 1898-1912), dies  

1923  Charles Francis Abdy Williams, composer, dies at 67 on this day in history.  

1929  Manuel Manrique de Lara y Berry, composer, dies at 65 on this day in history.  

1932  Death of William Southam, Canadian newspaper publisher (b. 1843) on this day in history.  

1936  On this day in history ivan P Pavlov, Russian physiologist (reflexes, Nobel 1904), dies at 86  

1939  Nadezjda K Krupskaya, Russian revolutionary/wife of Lenin, dies at 70 on this day in history.  

1940  On this day in history peter Behrens, German architect, dies  

1941  On this day in history death of william D. Byron, U.S. Congressman (b. 1895)  

1942  On this day in history death of karel WFM Doorman, Dutch rear-admiral (Java Sea), KIA at 52  

1943  Death of Kostis Palamas, Greek poet, twice nominated for the Nobel prize (b. 1859) on this day in history.  

1945  HJ Lochtman, Dutch chaplain/resistance fighter, dies in Bergen-Belsen on this day in history.  

1947  On this day in history mackinnon of Mackinnon, cricketer (Tests Eng v Aust 1879), dies at 89  

1950  On this day in history ivan Goll, writer, dies at 58  

1952  On this day in history theodorus Pangalos, Greek general/dictator 1926, dies at 74  

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Famous People Born On This Day In History

0272  Constantine I, Roman emperor (306-337), adopted Christianity (d. 337) was born on this day in history.  

1539  Franciscus Raphelengius, Dutch book publisher was born on this day in history.  

1622  On this day in history birth of rembrandt Carel Fabritius, Dutch painter  

1649  On this day in history birth of johann Philipp Krieger, composer  

1691  On this day in history birth of edward Cave, English editor and publisher (d. 1754)  

1702  Johann Valentin Gorner, composer was born on this day in history.  

1711  On this day in history birth of constantine Mavrocordatos, Prince of Wallachia and Prince of Moldavia (d. 1769)  

1745  On this day in history birth of silverius Muller, composer