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 This day in History - January 5
433 Historic Events for January 5
1675

Battle at Turkheim (Colmar): French army beats Brandenburg

Event
1679

Pietro Filippo Scarlotti, composer

Birth
1684

Claude Audran II, French painter/engraver, dies at 44

Death
1709

Sudden extreme cold kills 1000s of Europeans

Event
1710

Friedrich Wilhelm Reidt, composer

Birth
1717

Prussian King Frederik Willem I buys conscript for nobles

Event
1719

Engl/Hannover/Saxony-Poland/Austria sign anti-Prussian/Russian pact

Event
1729

Paul C la Fargue, cartoonist/painter

Birth
1740

Antonio Lotti, Italian opera composer, dies at about 72

Death
1746

Anton Simon Ignaz Praelisauer, composer, dies at 53

Death
1757

Failed assassination attempt on French king Louis XV by Damiens

Event
1759

Thomas-Philippe et de Boussu, S Neth cardinal, dies at 79

Death
1759

Jacques Cathelineau, French royalist/army leader

Birth
1762

Elisabeth Petrovna, tsarina of Russia (1741-62), dies at 52 [NS]

Death
1769

Jean Baptiste Say, French economist (Political Economics)

Birth
1773

Pieter Fontijn, Dutch painter/drawer

Birth
1776

Assembly of New Hampshire adopts its 1st state constitution

Event
1778

Fortunato Santini, composer

Birth
1779

Stephen Decatur, US, naval hero (War of 1812)

Birth
1779

Zebulon Montgomery Pike, explorer (Pike's Peak)

Birth
1780

Claire EJ, countess of R‚musat/Vergennes/French author (Salon)

Birth
1781

British naval expedition led by Benedict Arnold burns Richmond, Va

Event
1783

Friedrich Wilhelm Reidt, composer, dies on 73rd birthday

Death
1787

John Burke, Irish genealogist (Burke's Peerage)

Birth
1788

Kaspar Ett, German organist/composer

Birth