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 This day in History - February 15
486 Historic Events for February 15
1870

Ground broken for Northern Pacific Railway near Duluth, Minn

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1874

Emilis Melngailis, composer

Birth
1874

Ernest H Shackleton, Kilkee Ireland, explorer (Endurance, Antarctica)

Birth
1876

Historic Elm at Boston blown down

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1879

Congress authorizes women lawyers to practice before Supreme Ct

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1882

John Barrymore, [Blythe], Phila, actor (Dr Jekyll and Mr Hyde)

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1882

SS Dunedin leaves NZ with 1st frozen meat to England

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1882

1st cargo of frozen meat leaves NZ for Britain, on SS Dunedin

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1885

Leopold Damrosch, composer, dies at 52

Death
1885

Richard Wurz, composer

Birth
1886

Sax Rohmer, England, author (Dr Fu Manchu)

Birth
1887

H M Bateman, Sutton Forest NSW, cartoonist

Birth
1887

Alexander Borodin, composer, dies

Death
1890

Robert Ley, German chemist/MP (NSDAP)

Birth
1891

William Sherman, Union General in Civil War, dies

Death
1892

James Forrestal, US, banker/minister of Navy

Birth
1893

Harm H Kamerlingh Onnes, painter/etcher/ceramist

Birth
1893

Walter Donaldson, US pianist/composer (Girl Crazy, Whoopee)

Birth
1894

Oswaldo Aranha, Brazil, lawyer/statesman (1st pres of UN)

Birth
1895

23 cm (9") of snow falls on New Orleans

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1896

Arthur Shields, Dublin Ireland, actor (River, Enchanted Island)

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1896

E J Nicholson, writer, dies

Death
1897

Earl H Blaik, Det, college football hall of fame coach (elected 1965)

Birth
1898

Ibuse Masuji, Japanese writer (Y“hai Taich“, Kuroi Ame)

Birth
1898

USS Maine sinks in Havana harbor, cause unknown-258 sailors die

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