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Historical Events Happened In February - 20

Wednesday, 27 August 2014

1725  On this day in history 10 sleeping Indians scalped by whites in New Hampshire for £100/scalp bounty  

1725  10 sleeping Indians scalped by whites in NH for £100 a scalp bounty on this day in history.  

1731  On this day in history frederich Karl Erbach, composer, dies at 50  

1732  Estates of Holland ratifies Treaty of Vienna on this day in history.  

1734  Franz Ignaz Beck, composer on this day in history.  

1737  French minister of Finance, Chauvelin, resigns on this day in history.  

1737  On this day in history elizabeth Rowe, poet, dies  

1745  Bonnie Prince Charlie's troops occupy Fort August, Scotland on this day in history.  

1745  Bonnie Prince Charlies troops occupy Fort August, Scotland on this day in history.  

1745  Johann Peter Salomon, composer on this day in history.  

1746  Bonnie Prince Charlie occupies Castle of Inverness on this day in history.  

1746  Guillaume Coustou Sr, French sculptor (Mary Leszczynska), dies at 68 on this day in history.  

1752  Charles Broche, composer on this day in history.  

1763  Adalbert Gyrowetz, composer on this day in history.  

1768  First American chartered fire insurance company receives charter (Pennsylvania) on this day in history.  

1768  1st American chartered fire insurance company opens (Penn) on this day in history.  

1770  On this day in history ferdinando Carulli, composer  

1773  Charles Emanuel I, King of Sardinia/Duke of Savoy (CE III), dies at 71 on this day in history.  

1779  Augustus Callcott, landscape painter, Kensington on this day in history.  

1784  Adam Black, Edinburgh Scotland, politician/publisher on this day in history.  

1786  Johann Wolfgang Kleinknecht, composer, dies at 70 on this day in history.  

1788  Gijsbert John van Hardenbroeck, Dutch regent (Utrecht), dies at 68 on this day in history.  

1790  On this day in history joseph II, Emperor of Holy Roman empire, dies at 48  

1791  Carl Czerny, Vienna Austria, pianist/composer (Schule der Virtuosen) on this day in history.  

1792  On this day in history uS postal service created; postage 6¢-12¢, depending on distance  

1792  US postal service created, postage 6 cents on this day in history.  

1796  On this day in history eduard W van Dam van Isselt, Dutch military/liberal politician  

1798  Louis Alexandre Berthier removes Pope Pius VI from power on this day in history.  

1802  On this day in history charles-Auguste de Beriot, Belgian violinist/composer  

1803  Friedrich Theodor Frohlich, composer on this day in history.  

1805  On this day in history angelina Grimke, reformer/abolitionist/politician/lawyer  

1808  On this day in history daumier, Marseilles France, artist  

1809  On this day in history the U.S. Supreme Court rules that the federal government's power is greater than any individual state.  

1809  On this day in history supreme Court rules federal govt power greater than any state  

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Famous People Born On This Day In History

1494  Johan Friis, chancellor (Denmark, helped formed Lutheranism) was born on this day in history.  

1507  On this day in history birth of gentile Bellini, Italian artist (Sultan Mohammed II)  

1523  Jan Blahoslav, Czech humanist/bishop (Bohemian brothers) was born on this day in history.  

1632  Thomas Osborne, Duke of Leeds, English PM (1690-94)/founder (Tories) was born on this day in history.  

1633  Jan de Baen, portrait painter/etcher was born on this day in history.  

1656  Johannes Schenck, German/Neth composer, baptised was born on this day in history.  

1734  On this day in history birth of franz Ignaz Beck, composer  

1745  On this day in history birth of johann Peter Salomon, composer  

Famous Deaths In February - 20

Famous People Died On This Day In History

1054  On this day in history yaroslav I, the Wise, ruler (Kiev), dies  

1154  On this day in history death of saint Wulfric of Haselbury Plucknett  

1171  On this day in history death of conan IV, Duke of Brittany (b. 1138)  

1194  Tancredo of Lecce, King of Sicily, dies on this day in history.  

1258  Death of Al-Musta'sim, last Abbasid Caliph of Baghdad on this day in history.  

1408  Death of Henry Percy, 1st Earl of Northumberland, English statesman (b. 1342) on this day in history.  

1431  On this day in history martinus V, [Oddo Colonna], Italian Pope, dies  

1524  Death of Tecún Umán, last leader of the Quiché-Maya on this day in history.