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 This day in History - February 12
434 Historic Events for February 12
1793

1st US fugitive slave law passed; requires return of escaped slaves

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1797

Haydn's song "Gott erhalte Franz den Kaiser," premieres in Vienna

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1799

Frantisek Xaver Dusek, composer, dies at 67

Death
1804

Immanuel Kant, German philosopher (Zum ewigen Frieden), dies at 79

Death
1809

Abraham Lincoln, Kentucky, (R) 16th pres (1861-65)

Birth
1809

Charles Darwin, England, discovered evolution (Origin of species)

Birth
1818

Otto Ludwig, German writer (Die Heiterethei)

Birth
1818

Chile gains independence from Spain

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1820

Guillaume Albert Teniers, composer, dies at 71

Death
1821

Mercantile Library of City of NY opens

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1824

Arya Samaj Maha Rishi Dayanand Sarsvati, Indian hindu leader

Birth
1825

Creek Indian treaty signed. Tribal chiefs agree to turn over all their land in Georgia to the government and migrate west by Sept 1, 1826

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1828

Robert Ransom Jr, Major General (Confederate Army), died in 1892

Birth
1828

George Meredith, England, poet/novelist (Shaving of Shagpat)

Birth
1831

John Morrissey, boxer/developer of Saratoga Springs horse race track

Birth
1832

Ecuador annexes Gal pagos Islands

Event
1834

Friedrich Schleiermacher, German theologist/philosopher, dies at 65

Death
1837

Ludwig B”rne, writer, dies at 50

Death
1838

Charles Carroll Walcott, Bvt Mjr Gen (Union volunteers), died in 1898

Birth
1839

Aroostock War: Boundary dispute between Maine and New Brunswick

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1840

Housatonic Railroad opens

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1841

Bert van Tienhoven, mayor (Amsterdam)/foreign minister

Birth
1841

Gijsbert van Tienhoven, Dutch mayor (Amsterdam)/foreign minister

Birth
1848

Ballet "Faust" premieres, Milan

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1850

Amaat Vyncke, Flemish missionary (Flemish Flag)

Birth