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 This day in History - February 11
461 Historic Events for February 11
1811

Pres Madison prohibits trade with Britain for 3rd time in 4 years

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1812

Mass Gov Gerry signs a redistricting bill-1st "gerrymander"

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1812

Benjamin Franklin Sands, Commander (Union Navy), died in 1883

Birth
1812

Alexander Hamilton Stephens, Vice Pres (Confederacy), died in 1883

Birth
1814

Norway's independence proclaimed

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1819

Samuel Parkman Tuckerman, composer

Birth
1821

Hermann Allmers, writer

Birth
1821

Auguste ¬źdouard Mariette, Fren egyptologist, (dug out Sphinx 12/16/42)

Birth
1826

London University founded

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1829

William Anderson Pile, Bvt Mjr Gen (Union volunteers), died in 1889

Birth
1830

Peter Arnold Heise, composer

Birth
1830

Hans Bronsart von Schellendorf, composer

Birth
1833

Melville Weston Fuller, 8th chief justice

Birth
1837

American Physiological Society organizes in Boston

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1839

Josiah Willard Gibbs, theoretical physicist/chemist

Birth
1840

Gaetano Donizetti's Opera "La Fille du Regiment," premieres in Paris

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1840

Sanuel Dana Greene, Lt Cmdr (Union Navy), died in 1884

Birth
1841

J H Ferdinand Olivier, German painter, dies at 55

Death
1843

Opera "I Lombardi," premieres in Milan

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1846

William Fox Talbot, pioneer photographer/inventor

Birth
1847

Thomas Alva Edison, Milan Ohio, lit up your life (held 1200 patents)

Birth
1851

1st cricket 1st-class game in Australia, Tasmania v Vic, Launceston

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1852

1st British public female toilet opens (Bedford Street London)

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1854

Major streets lit by coal gas for 1st time

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1858

1st apparition of Mary to 14-year-old Bernadette of Lourdes France

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