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 This day in History - February 1
526 Historic Events for February 1
1809

Dutch King Louis Napoleon accepts metric system

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1810

1st insurance co managed by blacks (American Insurance Co of Phila)

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1810

Seville, Spain surrenders to French

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1810

US Population: 7,239,881, Black population: 1,377,808 (19%)

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1810

Charles Lenox Remond, Salem Mass, famous black

Birth
1814

Lord Byron's "Corsair" sells 10,000 copies on day of publication

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1814

Volcano Mayon on Luzon Philippines erupts killing 1,200

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1818

Giuseppi Gazzaniga, composer, dies at 74

Death
1819

Henry Lawrence Eustis, Brig General (Union volunteers), died in 1885

Birth
1821

Charles Samvei Bovy-Lysberg, composer

Birth
1824

Maria Theresia von Paradis, composer, dies at 64

Death
1827

Alphonse de Rothschild, French banker

Birth
1829

John Potts Slough, Brig General (Union volunteers), died in 1867

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1832

Ecco Epkema, Dutch classic linguist (Frisian/Old Frisian), dies at 71

Death
1833

Henry McNeal Turner, black methodist bishop

Birth
1838

Abraham de Veer, Dutch gov-gen of Suriname (1822-28), dies at 71

Death
1839

James A Herne, [J Aherne], US playwright (Hearts of Oak)

Birth
1839

Giuseppe Valadier, Italian architect/archaeologist, dies at 76

Death
1840

Baltimore College of Dental Surgery, 1st in US, incorporated

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1841

William H H Davenport, Buffalo, stage medium

Birth
1844

Eduard Adolf Strasburger, German botanist (Angiospermen)

Birth
1844

Granville Stanley Hall, US, psychologist

Birth
1846

Th‚ophile Gautier publishes "Hashish Club" about his initiation

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1848

Adh‚mar Esmein, French lawyer

Birth
1851

Mary Wollstonecraft Shelley, novelist (Frankenstein), dies at 53

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