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 This day in History - February 21
407 Historic Events for February 21
1710

Willem van Haren, Frisian nobleman/poet (Human Life)

Birth
1711

Joan van Hoorn, gov-gen of Neth-Indies (1707-09), dies at 57

Death
1728

Peter III, Kiel Germany, Russian tsar (1762)/husband of Catherine

Birth
1730

Benedict XIII, [Pietro F Orsini], Pope (1724-30), dies at 81

Death
1730

Charles L Fournier, Flemish writer/painter

Birth
1744

Eise J Eisinga, Frisia, built planetarium Franeker

Birth
1764

John Wilkes thrown out of Engl House of Commons for "Essay on Women"

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1776

Vincenzo Lavigna, composer

Birth
1777

English ambassador Joseph Yorke demands dismissal of Governor John de Graaff for saluting US flag

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1779

Friedrich C von Savigny, German lawyer

Birth
1782

US congress resolves establishment of a US mint

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1785

Karl A Varnhagen von Ense, German officer/author (Die Sterner)

Birth
1790

Johann Friedrich Kloffler, composer, dies at 64

Death
1792

Congress passes Pres Succession Act

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1794

Antonio L¢pez de Santa Anna, president of M‚xico (1833-36)

Birth
1795

Freedom of worship established in France under constitution

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1795

Francisco Manuel da Silva, composer

Birth
1797

Trinidad, West Indies surrenders to British

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1800

John Henry Winder, Brig General (Confederate Army), died in 1865

Birth
1801

John Henry Newman, England, cardinal/author (Dream of Gerontius)

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1801

Johann Wenzel Kalliwoda, composer

Birth
1802

George Douglas Ramsey, Bvt Major general (Union Army), died in 1882

Birth
1803

Edward Despard, last person drawn and quartered in England

Death
1804

1st locomotive, Richard Trevithick's, runs for 1st time, in Wales

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1805

David Tod, US diplomat/(Gov-R-Ohio, 1861-63)

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