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 This day in History - January 11
408 Historic Events for January 11
1750

Johann Jakob Walder, composer

Birth
1753

Ferdinand VI of Spain and Pope Benedictus XIV sign concord

Event
1753

Hans Sloane, English physician (British Museum), dies at 92

Death
1757

Alexander Hamilton, West Indies, 1st US Sec of Treasury ($10 face)

Birth
1758

Russian troops occupy K”nigsberg, East-Prussia [NS=Jan 22]

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1759

1st American life insurance company incorporated, Philadelphia

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1765

Frisia bans Voltaires "Trait‚ sur la tol‚rance"

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1771

Jean-Baptiste de Boyer, marquis d'Argens, French author, dies at 66

Death
1774

Messier adds M51 (spiral galaxy in Canes Venatici) to his catalog

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1775

Yemelyan Pugachov, Don Cossack rebel, executed by tsarist Russia

Death
1775

Francis Salvador becomes 1st Jew elected to office in America (SC)

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1784

Ferdinand Philipp Joseph Lobkowitz, composer, dies at 59

Death
1785

Continental Congress convenes in NYC

Event
1787

Titania and Oberon, moons of Uranus, discovered by William Herschel

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1790

Statisten and Vonckisten unite as Belgium

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1797

Francis Lightfoot Lee, US farmer (singer Decl of Independ), dies at 62

Death
1801

Domenico Cimarosa, Italian composer (Matrimonio segreto), dies at 51

Death
1801

John Lodge Ellerton, composer

Birth
1803

Monroe and Livingston sail for Paris to buy New Orleans; they buy La

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1805

Michigan Territory organizes

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1807

Ezra Cornell, founder (Western Union Telegraph, Cornell University)

Birth
1807

Alfred Eugene "Mudwall" Jackson, Brig General (Confederate Army)

Birth
1808

Antoine GB Schayes, Belgian historian/archaeologist

Birth
1813

1st pineapples planted in Hawaii (or 1/21)

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1814

Richard Griffith, Brig General (Confederate Army), died in 1862

Birth