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 This day in History - October 17
361 Historic Events for October 17
1720

Maria Teresa Agnesi, composer

Birth
1720

Pierre de Marivaux' "Arlequin Poli Par l'Amour," premieres in Paris

Event
1725

John Wilkes, English journalist/MP (N Briton)

Birth
1729

Pierre-Alexandre Monsigny, composer

Birth
1730

Ernestus Weinrauch, composer

Birth
1734

Grigori G Orlov, Russ guard officer/favorite of Catharina II

Birth
1740

Ivan VI becomes Czar of Russia

Event
1740

Anna Ivanova Romanova, empress of Russia (1730-40), dies at 47

Death
1763

Arnold Hoogvliet, poet (Abraham the patriarch), dies at 76

Death
1777

British General John Burgoyne surrenders at Saratoga NY

Event
1781

Cornwallis defeated at Yorktown

Event
1787

Boston blacks, petition legislature for equal school facilities

Event
1797

Peace of Campo Formio: Austrian Dutch possessions and France

Event
1800

Dutch colony Cura‡ao transfered to England

Event
1806

Jean Jacques Dessalines, Emperor of Haiti, dies

Death
1806

Alphonse LPP de Candolle, Swiss botanist

Birth
1808

Political rights of Jews suspended in Duchy of Warsaw

Event
1811

Albertus C van Raalte, Dutch/US vicar (owned land in Mich)

Birth
1813

Georg Bchner, German playwright (Dantons Tod/Woyzeck)

Birth
1815

Napoleon arrives in St Helena

Event
1815

Emanuel Geibel, writer

Birth
1817

Sajjid Ahmad Chan, Indian moslem leader/co-founder (Pakistan)

Birth
1817

Samuel Ringgold Ward, Maryland, minister/abolitionist (Fugitive Negro)

Birth
1825

1st French Liszts operette Don Sanche premieres in Paris

Event
1825

Peter Winter, composer, dies at 71

Death