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 This day in History - February 19
397 Historic Events for February 19
1634

Battle at Smolensk: Polish king Wladyslaw IV beats Russians [NS=Mar 1]

Event
1653

Luigi Rossi, composer, dies

Death
1671

Charles-Hubert Gervais, composer

Birth
1674

Netherlands and England sign Peace of Westminster (NYC becomes English)

Event
1683

Philip V, France, King of Spain (1700-24, 24-46)

Birth
1687

Johann Adam Birkenstock, composer

Birth
1700

Last day of Julian calendar in Denmark

Event
1717

David Garrick, actor/producer/writer (Aboan-Oroonoko)

Birth
1736

Georg F H„ndel's "Alexander's Feast," premieres

Event
1743

[Ridolfo] Luigi Boccherini, Italian composer, cellist (Minuet)

Birth
1751

Cornelis de Gijselaar, Dutch politician/patriot

Birth
1754

Vincenzo Monti, Italian poet/translator (Al Signor di Montgolfier)

Birth
1755

Pieter G van Overstraten, governor-general of Neth-Indies

Birth
1762

Friedrich Franz Hurka, composer

Birth
1763

Adalbert Gyrowetz, composer

Birth
1771

Messier adds M46-M49 to his catalog (galactic clusters in Puppis and Hydra and galaxy in Virgo)

Event
1780

Friedrich H von der Hagen, German germanist (Nibelungenlied)

Birth
1785

Johann Christoph Richter, composer, dies at 84

Death
1790

Jean-Baptiste Krumphultz, composer, dies at 47

Death
1797

1/3 of papal domain ceded to France

Event
1803

Congress accepts Ohio's constitution, statehood not ratified till 1953

Event
1807

VP Aaron Burr arrested in Alabama for treason; later found innocent

Event
1807

British squadron under Adm Duckworth forces passage of Dardanelle

Event
1812

Lauro Rossi, composer

Birth
1815

Leonhard von Call, composer, dies at 47

Death