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 This day in History - February 15
486 Historic Events for February 15
1841

Sibrand Acker Stratingh, Dutch dr/chemist (electrical car), dies at 53

Death
1842

1st adhesive postage stamps in US (private delivery company), NYC

Event
1844

Henry Addington Lord Sidmouth, Brit premier (1801-04), dies at 86

Death
1845

Elihu Root, (R)/US Sec of State (1905-09)/Nobel Peace Prize (1912)

Birth
1845

William Parsons, Earl of Rosse, 1st uses 72" (183 cm) reflector

Event
1847

Robert Fuchs, composer

Birth
1848

Sarah Roberts barred from white school in Boston

Event
1849

Pierre F Verhulst, Belgian mathematician (logistic curve), dies at 44

Death
1851

Black abolitionists invade Boston courtroom rescueing a fugitive slave

Event
1852

Great Ormond St Hospital for Sick Children, London, admits 1st patient

Event
1855

Gustav Hollaender, composer

Birth
1856

Frank Harris, Galway England, writer

Birth
1857

Mikhail Glinka, composer, dies

Death
1857

Mikhail Ivanovich Glinka, Russian composer, dies at 53

Death
1858

William Pickering, Boston, astronomer (9th and 10th moons of Saturn)

Birth
1861

Ft Point completed and garrisoned (but has never fired cannon in anger)

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1861

Alfred North Whitehead, Engl mathematician/philosopher (Adv of Ideas)

Birth
1861

Halford John Mackinder, Gainsborough Lincolnshire, geographer

Birth
1862

Grant's major assault on Ft Donelson, Tennessee

Event
1864

Fire in Rotterdam Neth damages Museum Boymans

Event
1864

Israel Zangwill, writer/Zionist/philanthropist, dies

Death
1864

William Dyce, painter, dies

Death
1865

Nicholas Wiseman, 1st Archbishop of Westminster (1850-65), dies

Death
1866

Bannister Fletcher, London, architect and architectural historian

Birth
1869

Charges of Treason against Jefferson Davis are dropped

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