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Tuesday, 21 October 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 February - 20.  

1731  Frederich Karl Erbach, composer, dies at 50 on this day in history.  

1732  On February - 20 estates of Holland ratifies Treaty of Vienna  

1734  On this day in history franz Ignaz Beck, composer  

1737  On February - 20 french minister of Finance, Chauvelin, resigns  

1737  On February - 20 elizabeth Rowe, poet, dies  

1745  Bonnie Prince Charlie's troops occupy Fort August, Scotland on February - 20.  

1745  On this day in history bonnie Prince Charlies troops occupy Fort August, Scotland  

1745  Johann Peter Salomon, composer on February - 20.  

1746  Bonnie Prince Charlie occupies Castle of Inverness on February - 20.  

1746  Guillaume Coustou Sr, French sculptor (Mary Leszczynska), dies at 68 on February - 20.  

1752  On this day in history charles Broche, composer  

1763  Adalbert Gyrowetz, composer on February - 20.  

1768  First American chartered fire insurance company receives charter (Pennsylvania) on February - 20.  

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

1770  On February - 20 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  On this day in history adam Black, Edinburgh Scotland, politician/publisher  

1786  Johann Wolfgang Kleinknecht, composer, dies at 70 on February - 20.  

1788  On this day in history gijsbert John van Hardenbroeck, Dutch regent (Utrecht), dies at 68  

1790  Joseph II, Emperor of Holy Roman empire, dies at 48 on this day in history.  

1791  On this day in history carl Czerny, Vienna Austria, pianist/composer (Schule der Virtuosen)  

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

1792  US postal service created, postage 6 cents on February - 20.  

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 February - 20.  

1802  Charles-Auguste de Beriot, Belgian violinist/composer on this day in history.  

1803  On February - 20 friedrich Theodor Frohlich, composer  

1805  Angelina Grimke, reformer/abolitionist/politician/lawyer on this day in history.  

1808  Daumier, Marseilles France, artist on February - 20.  

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

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  Gentile Bellini, Italian artist (Sultan Mohammed II) was born on this day in history.  

1523  Jan Blahoslav, Czech humanist/bishop (Bohemian brothers) was born on February - 20.  

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

1633  On this day in history birth of jan de Baen, portrait painter/etcher  

1656  On February - 20 birth of johannes Schenck, German/Neth composer, baptised  

1734  Franz Ignaz Beck, composer was born on February - 20.  

1745  On February - 20 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  Death of Saint Wulfric of Haselbury Plucknett on February - 20.  

1171  On February - 20 death of conan IV, Duke of Brittany (b. 1138)  

1194  On this day in history tancredo of Lecce, King of Sicily, dies  

1258  On this day in history death of al-Musta'sim, last Abbasid Caliph of Baghdad  

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

1431  On February - 20 martinus V, [Oddo Colonna], Italian Pope, dies  

1524  On February - 20 death of tecún Umán, last leader of the Quiché-Maya