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Historical Events Happened In February - 03

Thursday, 24 April 2014

1740  On this day in history guillaume Lasceux, composer  

1743  On this day in history philadelphia establishes a "pesthouse" to quarantine immigrants  

1748  On this day in history henri Madin, composer, dies at 49  

1752  On this day in history dutch States-General forbid export of windmills  

1755  On this day in history florido Tomeoni, composer  

1763  On this day in history caroline von Wolzogen, [von Lengefeld], German author  

1781  Dutch West Indies island of St Eustatia taken by the British on this day in history.  

1781  Dutch West Indies island of St Eustatia taken by British on this day in history.  

1783  Spain recognizes the independent country calling itself the United States of America on this day in history.  

1783  On this day in history spain recognizes US independence  

1784  On this day in history john Fane graaf van Westmorland, English (opera)composer/diplomat  

1803  Pedro R de Campomanes, Spanish economist/lawyer/literary, dies at 79 on this day in history.  

1805  Otto T Freiherr von Manteuffel, premier Prussia on this day in history.  

1807  On this day in history a British military force, under Brig-Gen. Sir Samuel Auchmuty captures the city of Montevideo, then part of the Spanish Empire now capital of Uruguay.  

1807  Joseph Eggleston Johnston, Gen (Confederate Army), died in 1891 on this day in history.  

1809  Territory of Illinois organizes (including present-day Wisconsin) on this day in history.  

1809  The birth of Felix Mendelssohn, German composer on this day in history.  

1809  Felix Mendelssohn-Bartholdy, Hamburg Germ, composer (Great Scherzos) on this day in history.  

1811  On this day in history horace Greeley, editor ("Go west, young man")  

1814  On this day in history johann Antonin Kozeluch, composer, dies at 75  

1815  World's first commercial cheese factory established, in Switzerland on this day in history.  

1815  On this day in history world's 1st commercial cheese factory established, in Switzerland  

1817  On this day in history emile Racine Gauthier Prudent, composer  

1820  Elisha Kent Kane, US Arctic explorer (Kane Basin off NW Greenland) on this day in history.  

1821  Elizabeth Blackwell, Bristol England, 1st woman physician on this day in history.  

1823  Spencer F Baird, US biologist (Wood's Hole Station) on this day in history.  

1824  George Thomas "Tige" Anderson, Brig General (Confederate Army) on this day in history.  

1825  Dutch North Sea coast floods on this day in history.  

1826  On this day in history walter Bagehot, England, economist/sociologist  

1830  The sovereignty of Greece was confirmed in a London Protocol on this day in history.  

1830  Robert Cecil, Marquess of Salisbury (C), British PM (1885-1902) on this day in history.  

1831  On this day in history cyrus Ballou Comstock, Bvt Mjr Gen (Union volunteers), died in 1910  

1832  On this day in history george Crabbe, English vicar/poet (Borough), dies at 77  

1833  On this day in history thomas T H Jorissen, Dutch historian  

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Famous People Born On This Day In History

1338  On this day in history birth of jeanne de Bourbon, wife of Charles V of France (d. 1378)  

1368  Charles VI, King of France (1380-1422) was born on this day in history.  

1525  Giovanni Perluigi da Palestrina, composer was born on this day in history.  

1648  On this day in history birth of louis Bouteiller, composer  

1655  On this day in history birth of francois Fagel, Dutch fieldmarshal, baptized  

1677  Jan Santini Aichel, Czech architect (d. 1723) was born on this day in history.  

1690  On this day in history birth of richard Rawlinson, English minister (d. 1755)  

1721  Friedrich Wilhelm von Seydlitz, Prussian general (d. 1773) was born on this day in history.  

Famous Deaths In February - 03

Famous People Died On This Day In History

0474  Leo I, Byzantine Emperor (457-74), dies on this day in history.  

0619  On this day in history death of laurence of Canterbury, 2nd Archbishop of Canterbury  

0699  Death of Saint Werburgh on this day in history.  

0865  On this day in history ansgar/Anscharius/Oskar, German 1st (arch)bishop of Hamburg/saint, dies  

1014  Death of King Sweyn I of Denmark on this day in history.  

1116  Death of King Coloman of Hungary (b. 1070) on this day in history.  

1399  John of Ghent, duke of Lancaster/king of Castile & Leon, dies at 58 on this day in history.  

1428  On this day in history death of ashikaga Yoshimochi, Japanese shogun (b. 1386)