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 This day in History - February 18
418 Historic Events for February 18
1688

Quakers conduct 1st formal protest of slavery in Germantown, Pa

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1712

Duke of Bourgondi‰, French king Louis XIV's grandson, dies

Death
1713

French invade under Jacques Cassard on Cura‡ao

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1716

Gaspard Fritz, composer

Birth
1735

1st opera performed in America, "Flora," in Charleston, SC

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1743

Count Alessandro Volta, Como Italy, physicist

Birth
1745

Bonnie Prince Charlies troops occupy Inverness Scotland

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1745

Nicola Fago, composer, dies at 67

Death
1745

Alessandro Giuseppe Antonio Anastasio Volta, inventor (battery)

Birth
1751

Karl Haack, composer

Birth
1770

Johann Christian Heinrich Rinck, composer

Birth
1771

Friedrich Christian Ruppe, composer

Birth
1775

Thomas Girtin, London, artist/watercolorist

Birth
1776

John Parry, composer

Birth
1781

Henry Martyn, Truro, missionary

Birth
1787

Austrian emperor Jozef II bans children under 8 from labor

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1790

Wilhelm Gottfried Enderle, composer, dies at 67

Death
1790

Marshall Hall, Basford Nottinghamshire, physician

Birth
1795

George Peabody, South Danvers Mass, merchant/philanthropist

Birth
1799

Maurus Haberhauer, composer, dies at 52

Death
1803

J W L Gleim, writer, dies

Death
1804

1st US land-grant college, Ohio University, Athens Ohio, chartered

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1805

Louis Malesherbes Goldsborough, Rear Admiral (Union Navy)

Birth
1807

S von Laroche, writer, dies at 75

Death
1807

August G Meissner, German estheticus/literary, dies at 53

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