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 This day in History - February 1
526 Historic Events for February 1
1878

Hattie Wyatt Caraway, politician/teacher/1st woman elected to senate

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1879

Sydney Baynes, composer

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1880

Francesco Balilla Pratella, composer

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1880

Antonio Guarnieri, composer

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1881

Jose Ignacio Quinton, composer

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1881

US Assay Office in St Louis, Missouri authorized

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1882

Louis St Laurent, Compton Quebec, (L) 12th Canadian PM (1948-57)

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1883

Jevgeni B Vachtangov, Armenian/Russian actor/director (Eric XIV)

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1883

Pavel Melnikov, Russian historian/author, dies

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1883

French lt-col Gustave Borgnis-Desbordes reaches Bamako on the Niger

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1884

Yevgeny Zamyatin, Russia, novelist/playwright (We)

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1884

1st volume of the Oxford English Dictionary, A-Ant, published

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1885

Camille Chautemps, premier France

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1887

Harvey Wilcox of Ks subdivides 120 acres he owned in Southern Calif and starts selling it off as a real estate development (Hollywood)

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1887

Dirk Roosenburg, Dutch architect

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1889

Gertrude Caton-Thompson, British archaeologist (Zimbabwe, So Arabia)

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1889

Joseph Gungl, composer, dies at 78

Death
1891

James Price Johnson, composer

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1892

K Rudolf Mengelberg, composer/musicologist (Amsterdam Concert Hall)

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1892

Mrs William Astor invites 400 guests to a grand ball at her mansion thus beginning use of "400" to describe socially elite

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1893

Thomas Edison complete's worlds 1st movie studio (West Orange NJ)

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1893

Puccini's Opera "Manon Lescaut," premieres in Turin

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1895

John Ford, Maine, director (Stagecoach, Air Mail, Quiet Man)

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1896

Anastasio "Tacho" Somoza, general/pres of Nicaragua (1937-56)

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1896

Giacomo Puccini's Opera "La Boheme," premieres in Turin

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