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 This day in History - February 14
419 Historic Events for February 14
1869

Charles Wilson, English physicist (Wilson cloud chamber-Nobel)

Birth
1872

1st state bird refuge authorized (Lake Merritt CA)

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1873

Charles Samvei Bovy-Lysberg, composer, dies at 52

Death
1876

A G Bell and Elisha Gray apply separately for telephone patents Supreme Court eventually rules Bell rightful inventor

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1879

Chilean troops occupy Antofagasta

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1880

Aida Overton Walker, US dancer/singer (In Dahomey, Salome)

Birth
1880

Edgar Leslie Bainton, composer

Birth
1881

Otto Selz, German psychologist

Birth
1881

William John Gruffydd, Welsh poet/scholar (Ynys yr Hud)

Birth
1882

Ignaz Friedman, composer

Birth
1882

George Jean Nathan, US, editor/author/critic (American Mercury)

Birth
1883

1st state labor union legislation; NJ legalizes unions

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1886

Theodor Werner, German painter

Birth
1887

Cubs sell Mike King Kelly to Boston for record $10,000

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1889

1st train load of fruit (oranges) leaves LA for east

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1890

1st NSW v South Australia 1st-class cricket game

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1891

William Tecumseh Sherman, Union Civil War general, dies at 71

Death
1892

Nikolaj A Orloff, Russian/British pianist (Chopin)

Birth
1893

Kay Fisker, Danish architect (Hornbeck House, Copenhagen)

Birth
1894

Jack Benny, [Benjamin Kubelski], Waukegan Ill, "Oh! Rochester!"

Birth
1894

Venus is both a morning star and evening star

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1895

Oscar Wilde's "Importance of Being Earnest," opens in London

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1895

Max Horkheimer, German philosopher/sociologist (Studies in prejudice)

Birth
1895

Nigel Bruce, Baja Mexico, actor (Son of Lassie, Spider Woman)

Birth
1896

South Africa all out for 30 v England - their lowest ever

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