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 This day in History - February 10
469 Historic Events for February 10
1818

Isham Green Harris, Gov (Confederacy), died in 1897

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1819

Richard Storrs Willis, composer

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1821

William Read Scurry, (Confederate Army Brig general, died in 1864)

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1822

Albert-Kasimir, duke of Saxon-Teschen/governor of Hungary, dies at 83

Death
1824

Simon Bolivar named dictator by the Congress of Peru

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1824

Samuel Plimsoll, Bristol England, inventor (Plimsoll line for ships)

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1825

Paul van Hemert, Dutch theologist/philosopher (Kant), dies at 68

Death
1827

Peter J Savelberg, Dutch Limburgs monastery founder

Birth
1829

Leo XII, [Annibale Sermattei], Italian Pope (1823-29), dies at 68

Death
1832

Antonio Benedetto Maria Puccini, composer, dies at 84

Death
1837

Alexander S Pushkin, writer, dies at 37

Death
1840

British queen Victoria marries her cousin Albert von Saksen-Coburg

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1841

Walter Parratt, composer

Birth
1846

Mildred Childe "Life" Lee, daughter of confederate gen Robert E Lee

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1846

British defeat Sikhs in battle of Sobraon, India

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1846

Beginning of Mormon march to west US

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1847

A N Hornby, cricketer (pioneering England Test batsman)

Birth
1855

US citizenship laws amended all children of US parents born abroad granted US citizenship

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1859

Gen Horsford defeats Begum of Oude and Nana Sahib in Indian mutiny

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1860

John Brahms' 2nd Serenade in A, premieres

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1861

Francis Danby, Exmouth, painter, dies

Death
1862

W H "Gobo" Ashley, cricketer (7 wkts in 1 Test for S Africa 1889)

Birth
1862

Dutch 2nd govt of Thorbecke forms

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1863

1st US fire extinguisher patent granted to Alanson Crane, Virginia

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1863

PT Barnum stages wedding of Tom Thumb and Mercy Lavinia Warren (NYC)

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