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 This day in History - October 14
400 Historic Events for October 14
1734

Francis Lightfoot Lee, US farmer/signer (Decl of Independence)

Birth
1738

Giovanni Calisto Andrea Zanotti, composer

Birth
1740

Joannes Siberg, Dutch governor-general of Neth Indies (1801-05)

Birth
1745

French help convoy reaches Montrose Scotland

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1746

Fran‡ois Fagel, lawyer/statesman, dies at 86

Death
1753

Franz Anton Dimmler, composer

Birth
1758

Battle at Hochkirk, Saksen: Austrian army beats Prussia

Event
1764

Charles-Henri Plantade, composer

Birth
1771

Franz Xaver Brixi, composer, dies at 39

Death
1774

1st American colonial decl of rights with sinking of Peggy Stewart

Event
1774

1st Continental Congress is 1st to declare colonial rights (Phila)

Event
1774

Hubert MAJ van Asch van Wijck, Dutch politician

Birth
1775

Johann Jacob Rowalt, composer, dies at 57

Death
1784

Ferdinand VII MF, king of Spain

Birth
1789

Constant van Crombrugghe, Flemish monastery founder

Birth
1790

William Hooper, US attorney/signer (Decl of Ind), dies at 48

Death
1796

Adolf Ganz, composer

Birth
1801

Joseph AF Plateau, Belgium, physicist (blinded-stared at Sun 25 secs)

Birth
1806

Battle of Auerstadt-French beat Prussians

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1827

James Sidney Robinson, Bvt Mjr Gen (Union volunteers), died in 1892

Birth
1827

William GGVV Harcourt, English lawyer/Min of Finance

Birth
1834

1st black to obtain a US patent, Henry Blair, for a corn planter

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1834

George Eastman patented paper-strip photographic film

Event
1837

Ellison Capers, Brig General (Confederate Army), died in 1908

Birth
1843

British arrest Irish nationalist Daniel O'Connell for conspiracy

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