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 This day in History - January 14
395 Historic Events for January 14
1690

Clarinet invented, in Nurnberg, Germany

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1699

Massachusetts holds day of fasting for wrongly persecuting "witches"

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1700

Picander, [Christian F Henrici], German writer (Der S„uffer)

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1705

Jean-Baptiste C Bouvet de Lozier/Lozier-Bouvet, governor (Reunion Is)

Birth
1717

German mob leader "Sjako" sentenced to death in Amsterdam

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1722

Friedrich Gottlob Fleischer, composer

Birth
1724

Spanish King Philip V abdicates throne

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1730

William Whipple, merchant/judge (Declaration of Independence signer)

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1739

England and Spain signs 2nd Convention of Pardo

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1741

Benedict Arnold, US general turn traitor (Revolutionary War)

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1742

Edmund Halley, genius eclipsed by Newton, dies at 85

Death
1746

Bonnie Prince Charlie's army leaves Glasgow [OS=Jan 3]

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1751

Corona Elizabeth Wilhelmine Schroter, composer

Birth
1766

Frederik V, king of Denmark/Norway (1746-66), dies at 42

Death
1780

Francois-Joseph Dizi, composer

Birth
1783

Congress ratifies peace treaty between US and England

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1784

Revolutionary War ends; Congress ratifies Treaty of Paris

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1785

Mozart completes "Dissonantenkwartet" (opus 10)

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1791

Calvin Phillips, became shortest known adult male (67 cm; 2' 2")

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1794

Dr Jessee Bennet of Edom Va, performs 1st successful Cesarean section operation on his wife

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1798

Isaac da Costa, Dutch writer/lawyer

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1798

Johan R Thorbecke, Premier of Netherlands (Lib-1849..72)

Birth
1799

Eli Whitney receives government contract for 10,000 muskets

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1799

King of Naples flees before advancing French armies

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1800

Ludwig A F Ritter von K”chel, Austrian musicologist (Mozart, Fux)

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