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 This day in History - February 11
461 Historic Events for February 11
1657

Bernard Fontenelle, France, scientist/writer (Plurality of Worlds)

Birth
1685

David Teniers III, Flemish painter, dies at 46

Death
1720

Sweden and Prussia sign peace (2nd Treaty of Stockholm)

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1732

George Washington [NS=Feb 22]

Birth
1752

Pennsylvania Hospital, the 1st hospital in the US, opened

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1755

Albert Christoph Dies, composer

Birth
1762

Johann Tobias Krebs, composer, dies at 71

Death
1764

Marie-Joseph de Ch‚nier, French poet (Cajus Graechus)

Birth
1766

Stamp Act declared unconstitutional in Virginia

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1768

Samuel Adams letter, circulates around American colonies, opposing Townshend Act taxes

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1776

Joannis Capodistrias, Greek governor of Troezen (1827-31)

Birth
1780

K v Gnderode, writer

Birth
1783

Jarena Lee, famous African

Birth
1790

Ignaz Assmayer, composer

Birth
1790

Society of Friends petitions Congress for abolition of slavery

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1793

Prussian troops occupy Venlo Neth

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1794

1st session of US Senate open to the public

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1797

Antoine Dauvergne, composer, dies at 83

Death
1800

William Henry Fox Talbot, Wiltshire England, photographic pioneer

Birth
1802

Lydia Maria Child, US, author/abolitionist (Juvenile Miscellany)

Birth
1806

Vicente Martin y Soler, composer, dies at 51

Death
1808

Anthracite coal 1st burned as fuel, experimentally, Wilkes-Barre, Pa

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1809

Robert Fulton patents steamboat

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1810

Napoleon marries Marie-Louise of Austria

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1810

Loisa Puget, composer

Birth