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 This day in History - February 14
419 Historic Events for February 14
1820

Charles F, Duke of Berry, murdered at 42

Death
1824

Winfield Scott Hancock, Mjr General (Union volunteers), died in 1886

Birth
1829

Alfred Iverson Jr, Brig General (Confederate Army), died in 1911

Birth
1831

Vincente Guerrero, Mexican revolutionary hero, dies

Death
1835

Fran‡ois Haverschmidt, Dutch writer (Snikken en grimlachjes)

Birth
1838

Margaret Knight, inventor, "the female Thomas Edison"

Birth
1841

Antun Sorkocevic, composer, dies at 65

Death
1845

Cecil De Vere, 1st official British chess champion (1866)

Birth
1846

Cornelis F van Maanen, Dutch supreme court justice, dies at 76

Death
1847

Anna Howard Shaw, US, suffragette

Birth
1848

James K Polk became 1st pres photographed in office (Matthew Brady)

Event
1853

Jan van Rijswijck, Flemish journalist/mayor (Antwerp)

Birth
1856

Frank Harris, England, journalist/writer (My Life and Loves)

Birth
1857

Johannes B van Bree, Dutch violinist/composer/conductor, dies at 56

Death
1857

John B van Bree, violinist/composer/conductor, dies at 56

Death
1858

Charles Beach Hawley, composer

Birth
1858

Joseph Thomson, Scotland, geologist (Thomson's gazelle)

Birth
1859

George Washington Gale Ferris, engineer/inventor (Ferris Wheel)

Birth
1859

Oregon admitted as 33rd state

Event
1862

Galena, 1st US iron-clad warship for service at sea, launched, Conn

Event
1864

Israel Zangwill, England, Jewish author/Zionist (Children of Ghetto)

Birth
1864

Robert E Park, US, sociologist (human ecology, marginal man)

Birth
1867

Morehouse College organizes (Augusta Georgia)

Event
1867

Hartford Steam Boiler Inspection and Insurance Co issues 1st policy

Event
1868

Henricus A Poels, Dutch RC theologist/social foreman

Birth