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 This day in History - February 16
420 Historic Events for February 16
1698

Pierre Bouguer, French mathematician (heliometer)

Birth
1709

Charles Avison, composer

Birth
1740

Giambattista Bodoni, Saluzzo Italy, printer/typeface designer (Bodoni)

Birth
1741

Benjamin Franklin's General Magazine (2nd US Mag) begins publishing

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1742

Earl of Wilmington becomes British premier

Event
1746

Johann Heinse, German Sturm und Drang novelist/art critic

Birth
1751

1st publication of Gray's "Elegy Written in a Country Church Yard"

Event
1754

Richard Mead, physician, dies

Death
1760

Native American hostages killed in Ft Prince George SC

Event
1771

Messier presents his original list of 45 M-objects to French Academy

Event
1774

Pierre Rode, composer

Birth
1777

Messier adds M53 to his catalog (globular cluster in Coma Berenice)

Event
1779

William Boyce, English organist/composer (Cathedral Music), dies

Death
1787

Andreas Schelfhout, Dutch painter/etcher/lithographer

Birth
1788

Juan van Halen, Dutch/Spanish officer/adventurer

Birth
1790

Chretien Urhan, composer

Birth
1791

Richard earl d'Alton, Austria general of S Neth, commits suicide at 58

Death
1799

Charles Theoby, ruler (Palts and Bayern), dies at 74

Death
1803

Jan V clav Stich, Bohemian composer, dies at 56

Death
1804

Lt Stephen Decatur raids Tripoli Harbor and burns Navy frigate "Philadelphia" after pirates seized it

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1807

Lysander Cutler, Bvt Major General (Union volunteers), died in 1866

Birth
1812

Henry Wilson, (R) 18th VP (1873-75)

Birth
1813

Joseph Reid Anderson, Brig General (Confederate Army) died in 1892

Birth
1813

Semyon Stepanovich Gulak-Artemovsky, composer

Birth
1821

Heinrich Barth, Hamburg Germany, geographer/explorer (Central Africa)

Birth