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 This day in History - October 24
362 Historic Events for October 24
1794

Friedrich B Freiherr von Gagern, German/Dutch army commandant

Birth
1795

3rd partition of Poland, between Austria, Prussia and Russia

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1796

August v Platen, writer

Birth
1799

Carl Ditters von Dittersdorf, Austrian composer, dies at 59

Death
1808

Ernst Friedrich Richter, composer

Birth
1811

Ferdinand Hiller, German pianist/composer/conductor

Birth
1815

John Edwards, Brig General (Union volunteers), died in 1894

Birth
1818

Felix Mendelssohn, 9, performs his 1st public concert (Berlin)

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1830

Belva Bennett Lockwood, attorney (1st lady to argue in Supreme Court)

Birth
1836

A Phillips patents match

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1842

Josef Nesvera, composer

Birth
1844

Karl Lueger, anti semitic mayor of Vienna

Birth
1851

William Lassell discovers Ariel and Umbriel, satellites of Uranus

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1852

Daniel Webster, lawyer/speaker/minister of Foreign affairs, dies at 70

Death
1854

Hendrik W Bakhuis Roozeboom, chemist (Heterogenen Gleichgewichte)

Birth
1856

Constitution of South Australia adopted

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1857

World's 1st soccer club, Sheffield F C, founded in England

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1860

Elie Decazes, French Bourbon Restoration politician, dies at 80

Death
1861

1st transcontinental telegram sent ending Pony Express

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1861

West Virginia seceded from Virginia

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1861

1st US transcontinental telegram is sent (from SF to Wash DC)

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1863

Manuel Manrique de Lara y Berry, composer

Birth
1864

James Jay Archer, US Conf brig-general, dies in battle at 46

Death
1867

Franco Leoni, composer

Birth
1869

Lodewijk Scharp‚, Flemish literature historian

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