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 This day in History - February 20
473 Historic Events for February 20
1809

Albertus J Duymaer van Twist, gov-gen of Neth-Indies

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1809

Henry Walton Wessells, Brig General (Union volunteers), died in 1889

Birth
1809

Supreme Court rules federal govt power greater than any state

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1810

Johann Friedrich Kranz, composer, dies at 57

Death
1810

Andreas Hofer, milt leader (fought Napoleon's France), executed at 42

Death
1811

Austria declares bankruptcy

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1816

Josef Michal Ksawery Jan Poniatowski, composer

Birth
1816

Rossini's opera "Barber of Seville" premieres in Rome

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1817

Martin de Ron, composer, dies at 27

Death
1820

Mahlon Dickerson Manson, Brig General (Union volunteers), died in 1895

Birth
1823

English Capt James Weddell reaches 74ø 15' S, 1520 km from S pole

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1827

Edward Stuyvesant Bragg, Brig General (Union volunteers), died in 1912

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1831

Polish revolutionaries defeat Russians in battle of Growchow

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1832

Charles Darwin visits Fernando Noronha in Atlantic Ocean

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1835

Concepci¢n, Chile destroyed by earthquake; 5,000 die

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1835

Allessandro d'Ancona, Italian philologist

Birth
1838

James Barbour Terrill, Brig General (Confederate Army), died in 1864

Birth
1839

Congress prohibits dueling in District of Columbia

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1844

Ludwig Eduard Boltzmann, Austria, physicist (statistical mechanics)

Birth
1844

Mih ly von Munk csy, [Michael von Lieb], Hungarian painter

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1845

Pavel Ivanovich Dulgorukov, composer, dies at 57

Death
1846

British occupy Sikh citadel of Lahore

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1848

[Willem] Alexander FCNM, prince of Neth/gen-maj, dies at 29

Death
1851

Josef Alois Ladurner, composer, dies at 81

Death
1852

Nikolai Garin [Michailovski], Russian author (Tjoma Kartashov)

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