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 This day in History - January 17
414 Historic Events for January 17
1656

Brandenburg and Sweden sign Treaty of K”nigsberg

Event
1657

Pieter van Bloemen, [Standaart], Flemish painter, baptized

Birth
1659

Antonio Veracini, composer

Birth
1661

Andres Malong, Philippines rebel leader, executed

Death
1676

Pier Francesco Cavalli, Italian opera composer, dies at 73

Death
1683

Gerard van Loon, Dutch historian

Birth
1702

Thomas Franklin, English smith/uncle of B Franklin, dies [OS=Jan 6]

Death
1706

Benjamin Franklin, Boston, kite flyer/statesman/wit/inventor

Birth
1712

John Stanley, composer

Birth
1718

Avalanche destroys every building in Leukerbad, Switz; kills 53

Event
1719

Jean-Joseph Vade, composer

Birth
1728

Johann Gottfried Muthel, composer

Birth
1732

Stanislaw II August Poniatowski, last king of Poland (1764-95)

Birth
1733

Thomas Linley, composer

Birth
1734

Fran‡ois-Joseph Gossec, Belgian-French composer (Les Pˆcheurs, Mirza)

Birth
1738

Jean-Francois Dandrieu, composer, dies

Death
1745

Nicolas Roze, composer

Birth
1746

Battle of Falkirk, Scotland-Edward I defeats and massacres Scots

Event
1750

Tomaso Albinioni, Italian composer (Adagio in G Minor), dies at 78

Death
1757

German Diet declares war on Prussia

Event
1759

Paul Cuffe, Mass, merchant/shipbuilder/black nationalist

Birth
1761

James Hall, Scotland, geologist

Birth
1769

Ole Andreas Lindeman, composer

Birth
1771

Charles Brockden Brown, father of American novel (Wieland)

Birth
1773

Capt James Cook becomes 1st to cross Antarctic Circle (66ø 33' S)

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