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 This day in History - February 13
409 Historic Events for February 13
1784

Charles Gravier, French earl of Vergennes/min of For affairs, dies

Death
1786

Abraham Baldwin selected president of University of Georgia

Event
1787

James P Carrell, composer

Birth
1795

1st state university in US opens, University of North Carolina

Event
1798

Wilhelm H Wackenroder, German writer (Fantasies of Art), dies at 24

Death
1799

1st US law regulating insurance passed, by Massachusetts

Event
1805

David Dudley Field, lawyer/law codifier

Birth
1805

Peter G L Dirichlet, Germany, number theorist/analysist

Birth
1807

Bartolommea Capitanio, Italian monastery founder (Liefdezusters)

Birth
1809

French take Saragossa, Spain after a long siege

Event
1813

Charles Pierre Schimpf, governor of Suriname (1855-59)

Birth
1814

Augustin Holler, composer, dies at 69

Death
1816

-14] Teatro San Carlo in Naples destroyed by fire

Event
1820

Bela Albrecht Pal Keler, composer

Birth
1822

Lev A Mej, Russian nobleman/poet

Birth
1826

American Temperance Society, forms in Boston

Event
1829

Gerard Keller, writer (Netherlands Spectator)

Birth
1831

John Aaron Rawlins, Bvt Major General (Union Army), died in 1869

Birth
1832

1st appearance of cholera at London

Event
1833

William Whedbee Kirkland, Brig Gen (Confederate Army), died in 1915

Birth
1837

Riot in NY over high price of flour

Event
1837

Valentin de Zubiaurre y Unionbarrenechea, composer

Birth
1840

Georg Jacobi, composer

Birth
1841

Thomas Ainsworth, English/Dutch industrialist, dies at 45

Death
1849

Christian Rummel, composer, dies at 61

Death