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 This day in History - February 12
434 Historic Events for February 12
1850

Original Washington's Farewell Address manuscript sells for $2,300

Event
1852

Hendrik Blink, geographer (Van de Eems tot de Schelde)

Birth
1853

Bertram Luard-Selby, composer

Birth
1857

Bobby Peel, cricketer (great English lefty 1884-96)

Birth
1861

State troops seize US munitions in Napoleon, AK

Event
1861

Lou [Andreas-]Salom‚, Russian/German author (Im Kampf um Gott)

Birth
1861

Hippolyte-Andre-Baptiste Chelard, composer, dies at 72

Death
1865

Kazimierz P Tetmajer, Polish writer/poet (Young Poland)

Birth
1865

Henry Highland Garnet, is 1st black to speak in US House of Reps

Event
1867

Hedwig Courths-Mahler, German author (Warbride) [or Febr 18]

Birth
1867

Joe Howard, NYC, vocalist (Gay Nineties Revue)

Birth
1868

Johan H A Schaper, Dutch MP/founder (SDAP)

Birth
1869

Hendrik P Marchant, Dutch minister of Education/Arts (VVD)

Birth
1870

Official proclamation sets April 15 as last day of grace for US silver coins to circulate in Canada

Event
1873

J¢n Trausti, [Gudmundur Magn£sson], Icelandic writer (Heidarbylid)

Birth
1873

Congress abolishes bimetallism and authorizes $1 and $3 gold coins

Event
1874

King David Kalakaua of Sandwich Is Hawaii, is 1st king to visit US

Event
1876

Al Spalding opens his sporting good shop

Event
1877

1st news dispatch by telephone, between Boston and Salem, Mass

Event
1877

US railroad builders strike against wage reduction

Event
1878

Frederick Thayer patents catcher's mask (pat # 200,358)

Event
1879

1st artificial ice rink in North America (Madison Sq Garden, NYC)

Event
1879

News about slaughtering of Isandlwana reaches London

Event
1880

John Llewellyn Lewis, union leader (United Mine Workers, 1920-60)

Birth
1880

National Croquet League organizes (Phila)

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