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 This day in History - February 14
419 Historic Events for February 14
1670

Roman Catholic emperor Leopold I chases Jews out of Vienna

Event
1670

Georg Gabriel Schutz, composer

Birth
1679

Georg Friedrich Kauffman, composer

Birth
1681

Francesco Nigetti, composer, dies at 77

Death
1689

English parliament places Mary Stuart/Prince Willem III on the throne

Event
1707

Claude-Prosper J de Cr‚billon, French writer (Le sopha)

Birth
1711

H„ndels opera Rinaldo, premieres

Event
1746

Henry Pelham appointed English premier

Event
1760

Fran‡ois Collin de Blamont, composer, dies at 69

Death
1760

Richard Allen, Phila, 1st black ordained by Methodist-Episcopal church

Birth
1766

Thomas Malthus, England, population expert (Law of Malthus)

Birth
1766

Dutch governor Falck signs Treaty of Batticaloa with rebels

Event
1778

"Stars and Stripes" arrives in foreign port for 1st time (France)

Event
1778

Fernando Joseph Maria Sor, composer

Birth
1779

James Cook, Scottish explorer, killed in fracas with Hawaiian

Death
1780

William Blackstone, English lawyer, dies at 56

Death
1790

Capel Bond, composer, dies at 59

Death
1794

1st US textile machinery patent granted, to James Davenport, Phila

Event
1803

Apple parer patented by Moses Coats, Downington, Penn

Event
1806

Lajos, Count Batthy ny, revolutionary premier of Hungary (1848-49)

Birth
1813

John McNeil, Bvt Major General (Union volunteers), died in 1891

Birth
1813

Alexander Sergeyevich Dargomyzhsky, composer

Birth
1817

Frederick Douglass, African-American abolitionist/lecturer/editor

Birth
1818

John C Hespe, Dutch journalist/politician, dies at 61

Death
1819

James Green Martin, Brig General (Confederate Army), died in 1878

Birth