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 This day in History - February 16
420 Historic Events for February 16
1822

Francis Galton, Birmingham England, anthropologist and geneticist

Birth
1822

James Patton Anderson, Major General (Confederate Army), died in 1872

Birth
1823

John Daniel Imboden, Brig General (Confederate Army), died in 1895

Birth
1823

Johann Gottfried Schict, composer, dies at 69

Death
1824

Athenaeum founded

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1825

George Gerson, composer, dies at 34

Death
1826

Joseph V von Scheffel, German writer (Gaudeamus)

Birth
1826

Franz von Holstein, composer

Birth
1829

Fran‡ois-Joseph Gossec, Belg/Fr composer (Messe of Morts), dies at 95

Death
1831

Nikolai Leskow, writer

Birth
1832

Camille Armand Jules Marie de Polignac, Mjr General (Confederate Army)

Birth
1832

HMS Beagle/Charles Darwin reaches St-Pauls (1øN, 29øW)

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1834

Lionel Lukin, life boat pioneer, dies

Death
1834

Ernst Heinrich Haeckel, Potsdam Germ, biologist (Causes of Evolution)

Birth
1836

Benjamin Edward Woolf, Dutch composer

Birth
1838

Kentucky passes law permitting women to attend school under conditions

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1838

Henry Adams, Boston Mass, historian, writer (Education of Henry Adams)

Birth
1838

Arnoldus Pannevis, South African ship's doctor/linguist

Birth
1840

American Charles Wilkes discovers Shackleton Ice Shelf, Antarctica

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1846

Battle of Sobraon ends 1st Sikh War in India

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1847

Ludwig Philipp Scharwenka, German composer (Album polonaise)

Birth
1848

Hugo de Vries, Dutch botanist (How species emerge)

Birth
1850

Octave Mirbeau, France, writer (Journal of a Lady's Maid)

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1851

Anne Nagell van Ampsen, Dutch politician, dies at 95

Death
1852

William Scarborough, Macon Ga, linguist/author (Birds of Aristophanes)

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