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 This day in History - January 24
352 Historic Events for January 24
1656

1st Jewish doctor in US, Jacob Lumbrozo, arrives in Maryland

Event
1659

Pierre Corneille's "Oedipe," premieres in Paris

Event
1664

John Vanbrugh, London, dramatist/architect (baptized)

Birth
1666

Johann Andreas Herbst, composer, dies at 77

Death
1678

Joan Maetsuyker, gov-gen of Neth East-Indies, dies at 72

Death
1679

King Charles II disbands English parliament

Event
1679

Christian von Wolff, German philosopher

Birth
1705

Farinelli, [Carlo Broschi], Andria Italy, castrato

Birth
1712

Frederick II, (the Great), king of Prussia (1740-86)

Birth
1712

Georg F Schmidt, German engraver/etcher

Birth
1722

Czar Peter the Great begins civil system

Event
1722

Edward Wigglesworth appointed 1st US divinity professor (Harvard)

Event
1732

Pierre de Baumarchais, France, playwright (Barber of Seville)

Birth
1742

German leaders elect Charles VII Albert Emperor

Event
1746

Gustav III, king during Swedish Enlightenment (1771-92)

Birth
1750

Wybo Fijnje, Dutch politician/patriot/journalist

Birth
1758

Johann Chrysostomus Drexel, composer

Birth
1764

Gov Winthrop Telescope, is destroyed in a Harvard fire

Event
1767

Antony CW Staring, Dutch lawyer/poet (Jaromir)

Birth
1774

Karl Moser, composer

Birth
1776

Ernst Theodor Amadeus Hoffmann, German writer/judge/composer (Undine)

Birth
1778

Charles F, duke of Berry/son of French king Charles X

Birth
1798

Karl von Staudt, German math professor (projective geometrician)

Birth
1798

Karl von Holtei, Silezian actor/playwright (Die Vagabunden)

Birth
1800

Edwin Chadwick, British social reformer

Birth