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 This day in History - February 1
526 Historic Events for February 1
1859

Victor August Herbert, Dublin Ireland, composer (Babes in Toyland)

Birth
1860

1st rabbi to open House of Representatives, Morris Raphall of NYC

Event
1861

Texas becomes 7th state to secede

Event
1861

Dike breaks in Gelderland Netherlands

Event
1862

Julia Howe publishes "Battle Hymn of Republic"

Event
1864

2nd German-Danish war begins

Event
1864

Austrian/Prussian troops occupy Sleeswijk/Holstein

Event
1864

-Feb 8th] Battle of Yazoo River, MS

Event
1865

13th amendment approved (National Freedom Day)

Event
1865

General Sherman's march through South Carolina begins

Event
1865

JS Rock, 1st black lawyer to practice in Supreme Ct, admitted to bar

Event
1867

Bricklayers start working 8-hour days

Event
1869

Johannes F "Frits" Bakker Sr, actor (Holland Tooneelgezelschap)

Birth
1869

Frederik W Conrad, hydraulic engineer/railway pioneer, dies at 68

Death
1871

Jefferson Long of Georgia is 1st black to make an official speech in House of Reps (opposing leniency to former Confederates)

Event
1871

Alexander Nikoleyevich Serov, composer, dies at 51

Death
1872

Paul Fort, French poet/founder of Vers et Prose

Birth
1873

Clara Butt, Southwick Sussex, contralto (Country of Hope and Glory)

Birth
1873

Matthew Maury, hydrographer, dies

Death
1874

Hugo von Hofmannsthal, Austria, poet/dramatist/essayist

Birth
1875

Eddie Pola, composer (Lullabye of Broadway)

Birth
1875

William Sterndale Bennett, composer, dies at 58

Death
1877

Thomas Frederick Dunhill, composer

Birth
1877

Joseph-Leon Gatayes, composer, dies at 71

Death
1878

George Cruikshank, English illustrator (Grimm), dies at 85

Death