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 This day in History - January 25
393 Historic Events for January 25
1708

Pompeo Girolamo Batoni, Italian painter

Birth
1721

Czar Peter the Great ends Russian-orthodox patriarchy

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1726

Guillaume Delisle, French geographer (Atlas g‚ographique), dies at 50

Death
1728

Antoine Court de G‚belin, French vicar/writer

Birth
1733

Reinier V van Hompech, Dutch gen-maj cavalry, dies

Death
1736

Joseph-Louis, comte de Lagrange, Turin, French mathematician

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1741

Benedict Arnold, general/traitor (US revolution)

Birth
1744

Domenico Natale Sarro, Italian opera composer, dies at 64

Death
1750

Johann Gottfried Vierling, composer

Birth
1759

Robert Burns, Alloway Scotland, poet (Auld Lang Syne)

Birth
1766

Hans CE Freiherr von Gagern, German advisor to Dutch king Willem I

Birth
1770

Francis Burdett, British politician

Birth
1775

Americans drag cannon up hill to fight British (Gun Hill Road, Bronx)

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1777

Elias Canneman, Dutch liberal minister of Finance (1813-14)

Birth
1787

Shays' Rebellion suffers a setback when debt-ridden farmers, led by Capt Daniel Shays, fail to capture an arsenal at Springfield, Mass

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1796

William McGillivray, Old Aberdeen, naturalist

Birth
1799

1st US patent for a seeding machine, Eliakim Spooner, Vermont

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1802

Napoleon elected president of Italian (Cisalpine) Republic

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1806

Daniel Maclise, Irish painter

Birth
1814

Francis Harrison Pierpont, governor (Union), died in 1899

Birth
1817

Rossini's opera "La Cenerentola" premieres in Rome

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1820

Joseph F Weigl, German/Austria violin cellist, dies at 79

Death
1821

Johan Valckenier, Dutch politician/patriot, dies at 62

Death
1825

1st US engineering college opens, Rensselaer Polytechnic, Troy, NY

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1826

Rembt T H P L A van Boneval Faure, Dutch MP

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