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 This day in History - January 19
374 Historic Events for January 19
1729

William Congreve, English dramatist (Love for Love), dies at 58

Death
1736

Laurens P van de Spiegel, Dutch regent/secretary of State 1787-95

Birth
1736

James Watt, Scotland, inventor (steam engine)

Birth
1737

Jacques-Henri Bernardin de Saint-Pierre, Fr writer (Paul et Virgin)

Birth
1746

Bonnie Prince Charlies troops occupy Stirling [OS= Jan 8]

Event
1747

Johann Bode, "discoverer" of Bode's Law, dies

Death
1749

Isaiah Thomas, US, printer/editor/publisher/historian

Birth
1760

Melchor Lopez Jimenez, composer

Birth
1770

Battle of Golden Hill (Lower Manhattan)

Event
1790

Per Daniel Amadeus Atterbom, Swedish historian/poet (Blommorna)

Birth
1793

French King Louis XVI sentenced to death

Event
1795

Maria Teresa Agnesi, composer, dies at 74

Death
1795

Democratic revolution in Amsterdam ends oligarchy

Event
1798

Auguste Comte, philosopher/founder (sociology and positivism)

Birth
1802

[Jean] Silvain van de Weyer, 1st Belg min of Foreign affairs (1831)

Birth
1805

Johann Gottlieb Karl Spazier, composer, dies at 43

Death
1806

Britain occupies Cape of Good Hope

Event
1806

Vaclav Jindrich Veit, composer

Birth
1807

Robert Edward Lee, Stratford Va, General-in-Chief (Confederacy)

Birth
1808

Louis Napoleon signs 1st Dutch aviation law

Event
1809

Edgar Allan Poe, Boston, author (Pit and the Pendulum)

Birth
1810

Overnight temp at Portsmouth NH drops 50øF (10øC)

Event
1813

Henry Bessemer, engineer/inventor (Bessemer engine)

Birth
1816

Henry Gray, Brig General (Confederate Army), died in 1892

Birth
1820

John Haskell King, Bvt Major General (Union Army), died in 1888

Birth