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 This day in History - January 17
414 Historic Events for January 17
1775

9 old women burnt as witches for causing bad harvests, Kalisk, Pol

Event
1775

R B Sheridan's "Rivals," premieres in London

Event
1779

Capt Cooks last notation in ship's log Discovery

Event
1781

Marie de Negre Dables, marquess, dies

Death
1788

Alessio Prati, composer, dies at 37

Death
1805

Abraham-Hyacinthe Anquetil du Perron, French interpreter, dies at 73

Death
1806

James Madison Randolph, (Jefferson's grandson) 1st born in White House

Birth
1814

Ellen Wood, English author (East Lynne, Pomeroy Abbey)

Birth
1818

Antoine Dorion, (L) joint premier of Canada (1858, 1863-64)

Birth
1820

Anne Bronte, English novelist/poet (Tenant of Wildfell Hall)

Birth
1820

Daniel W Wyttenbach, Dutch classicist/historian, dies at 73

Death
1821

M‚xico permits Moses Austin and 300 US families to settle in Texas

Event
1823

Zacharius Werner, German playwright, dies at 36

Death
1826

Juan Cris¢stomo Arriaga y Balzola, Spanish composer, dies at 19

Death
1827

Duke of Wellington appointed British supreme commander

Event
1828

Lewis Addison Grant, Bvt Mjr General (Union volunteers), died in 1918

Birth
1830

W Waiblinger, writer, dies

Death
1832

Johannes van den Bosch appointed gov-gen of Dutch-Indies

Event
1833

James Ball Antyne, Scot founder (Ball Antyne Press), dies at about 60

Death
1833

William Rush, Indians sculptor (Spirit of the Schuylkill), dies

Death
1834

Wilhelmina J R Albregt-Engelman, Dutch actress/daughter of Mimi Bia

Birth
1835

Johan Filip von Schantz, composer

Birth
1835

Antanas Baranauskas, Lithuanian bishop/poet/dialectologist

Birth
1836

Jose Silvestre de los Dolores White Lafitte, composer

Birth
1842

Anton G van Hamel, founder (Roman Philology in Netherlands)

Birth