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 This day in History - January 12
396 Historic Events for January 12
1701

Parts of Netherlands adopt Gregorian calendar

Event
1701

Frisia and Groningen begin use of Gregorian calendar

Event
1711

Gaetano Latilla, composer

Birth
1715

Jacques Duphly, composer

Birth
1723

Handel's opera "Ottone" premieres, London

Event
1729

Edmund Burke, British author (Philosophy and Inquiry) [OS=Jan 1]

Birth
1729

Lazzaro Spallanzani, Modena Italy, physiologist

Birth
1730

Johann Joachim Christoph Bode, composer

Birth
1737

John Hancock, patriot (1st to sign Declaration of Independence)

Birth
1737

Brizio Petrucci, composer

Birth
1746

Johann Heinrich Pestalozzi, Switzerland, educator [OS]

Birth
1749

Ferdinand Trauttmansdorff, Austrian earl/prince/diplomat

Birth
1751

Ferdinand I, king of Sicily and Naples

Birth
1751

Jacob M R Lenz, writer (Das Leidende Weib)

Birth
1755

Tsarina Elisabeth establishes 1st Russian University

Event
1759

Anne of Hannover, English princess, dies at 49

Death
1765

Johann Melchior Molter, composer, dies at 68

Death
1773

1st US public museum established (Charlestown SC)

Event
1777

Mission Santa Clara de Asis founded in Calif

Event
1780

Wilhelm M L de Wette, German exegetist/theologist

Birth
1783

Erik Gustaf Geijer, Swedish historian/poet (Natthimmelen)

Birth
1792

Robert Patterson, Major General (Union volunteers), died in 1881

Birth
1804

Hippolyte Monpou, composer

Birth
1806

French evacuate Vienna

Event
1807

Gunpowder-ship explodes in Leiden Neth, 150 die

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