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 This day in History - January 17
414 Historic Events for January 17
1845

Lucas Lindeboom, Dutch vicar/evangelist (Vredebond)

Birth
1850

Alexander Sergeyevich Taneyev, St Petersburg Russia, composer

Birth
1852

British recognize independence of Transvaal (in South Africa)

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1853

Alva Vanderbilt Beaumont, women's rights advocate and activist

Birth
1856

Thomas Attwood Walmisley, composer, dies at 41

Death
1857

Wilhelm Kienzl, Austrian composer (Evangelimann)

Birth
1857

Eugene Augustin Lauste, developer (1st sound-on-film recording)

Birth
1858

Tomas Carrasquilla, Colombian author (Frutos de mi Tierra)

Birth
1861

Flush toilet patented by Mr Thomas Crapper (Honest!)

Event
1862

-Jan 22nd) BBT Ft Henry, TN by USS Lexington

Event
1862

John E Akkeringa, Dutch painter/etcher

Birth
1863

E J Horace Vernet, French painter, dies at 73

Death
1863

David Lloyd George, (L-PM-Britain, 1916-22)

Birth
1863

Civil War skirmish near Newtown, Virginia

Event
1863

Konstantin S Stanislavski, Russia, director (Stanislavski Method)

Birth
1863

Henry Charles Tonking, composer

Birth
1864

Lucien Herr, France, scientist (Corresp entre Schiller et Schiller)

Birth
1864

General Longstreet's command ends heavy fighting at Dandridgem TN

Event
1869

Alexander Sergeyevich Dargomyzhsky, composer, dies at 55

Death
1871

1st cable car patented, by Andrew S Hallidie (begins service in 1873)

Event
1873

Fran‡ois Rasse, composer

Birth
1874

Armed Democrats seize Texas govt ending Radical Reconstruction

Event
1874

Chang and Eng Bunker, Chinese/Thai Siamese twins, dies at 62

Death
1876

Olga Fastrova, writer

Birth
1877

Hans Jelmoli, composer

Birth