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 This day in History - February 20
473 Historic Events for February 20
1734

Franz Ignaz Beck, composer

Birth
1737

Elizabeth Rowe, poet, dies

Death
1737

French minister of Finance, Chauvelin, resigns

Event
1745

Bonnie Prince Charlies troops occupy Fort August, Scotland

Event
1745

Johann Peter Salomon, composer

Birth
1746

Guillaume Coustou Sr, French sculptor (Mary Leszczynska), dies at 68

Death
1746

Bonnie Prince Charlie occupies Castle of Inverness

Event
1751

J H Voá, writer

Birth
1752

Charles Broche, composer

Birth
1763

Adalbert Gyrowetz, composer

Birth
1768

1st American chartered fire insurance company opens (Penn)

Event
1770

Ferdinando Carulli, composer

Birth
1773

Charles Emanuel I, King of Sardinia/Duke of Savoy (CE III), dies at 71

Death
1784

Adam Black, Edinburgh Scotland, politician/publisher

Birth
1786

Johann Wolfgang Kleinknecht, composer, dies at 70

Death
1788

Gijsbert John van Hardenbroeck, Dutch regent (Utrecht), dies at 68

Death
1790

Joseph II, Emperor of Holy Roman empire, dies at 48

Death
1791

Carl Czerny, Vienna Austria, pianist/composer (Schule der Virtuosen)

Birth
1792

US postal service created; postage 6›-12«›, depending on distance

Event
1796

Eduard W van Dam van Isselt, Dutch military/liberal politician

Birth
1802

Charles-Auguste de Beriot, Belgian violinist/composer

Birth
1803

Friedrich Theodor Frohlich, composer

Birth
1805

Angelina Grimke, reformer/abolitionist/politician/lawyer

Birth
1808

Daumier, Marseilles France, artist

Birth
1809

Johann Joseph Emmert, composer, dies at 76

Death