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 This day in History - February 11
461 Historic Events for February 11
1860

Rachilde, [Marguerite Vallette-Eymery], French author (Monsieur Venus)

Birth
1861

President-elect Lincoln takes train from Spingfield IL to Wash DC

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1861

US House unanimously passes resolution guaranteeing noninterference with slavery in any state

Event
1867

August W Messer, German philosopher/educator/psychologist

Birth
1868

L‚on Foucault, discovers 1st physical proof of Earth's rotation, dies

Death
1869

Helene ELJ Kr”ller-Mller, Dutch founder (Kr”ller-Mller Museum)

Birth
1870

Jacob M de Kempenaer, Dutch min of Internal Aff (1848-49), dies at 76

Death
1870

Leopold Eugen Mechura, composer, dies at 66

Death
1873

Spanish Cortes fires king Amadeus I

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1873

Feodor Chaliapine, Russian author/novelist (Pages from My Life)

Birth
1874

Fritz Bennicke Hart, composer

Birth
1874

Elsa Beskow, [Maartman], Swedish children's book/fairy tales author

Birth
1875

Sara Wennerberg-Reuter, composer

Birth
1878

1st US bicycle club, Boston Bicycle Club, forms

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1878

1st weekly Weather report published in UK

Event
1879

Willem J van Zeggelen, Dutch author/novelist/writer, dies at 67

Death
1879

Jean Gilbert, composer

Birth
1879

Honore Daumier, caricaturist/painter, dies

Death
1882

Gheorghe Cucu, composer

Birth
1882

Gustav Schmidt, composer, dies at 65

Death
1883

Paul August von Klenau, Danish composer/conductor (Sulamith)

Birth
1887

Ernst "Putzi" Hanfst„ngl, German/US pianist/politician (NSDAP)

Birth
1887

John van Melle, South African writer (Dawid Booysen)

Birth
1889

Meiji constitution of Japan adopted; 1st Diet convenes in 1890

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1889

Vladimir Mikhaylovich Deshevov, composer

Birth