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 This day in History - February 22
476 Historic Events for February 22
1775

1st US joint stock company (to make cloth) offers shares at œ10

Event
1775

Jews expelled from outskirts of Warsaw Poland

Event
1778

Rembrandt Peale, portrait/historical painter (Court of Death)

Birth
1779

Joachim Nicolas Eggert, composer

Birth
1784

1st US ship to trade with China, "Empress of China," sails from NY

Event
1788

Franz Joseph Oehlschlagel, composer, dies at 63

Death
1788

Arthur Schopenhauer, Germany, philosopher (Great Pessimist)

Birth
1796

Adolphe Quetelet, Belgium, mathematician/astronomer/statistician

Birth
1797

William I, Berlin, King of Prussia (1861-88)/German Emperor (1871-88)

Birth
1798

Charles Mynn Thruston, Brig General (Union volunteers), died in 1873

Birth
1810

Holger Simon Paulli, composer

Birth
1810

Fr‚d‚ric F Chopin, Polish/French pianist/composer [OS]

Birth
1814

Henryk Oskar Kolberg, composer

Birth
1816

Adam Ferguson, Scottish sociologist/historian, dies at 92

Death
1817

Niels Wilhelm Gade, Danish violinist/composer/conductor

Birth
1819

James Russell Lowell, poet/critic/diplomat/abolitionist

Birth
1819

Bernardo Calvo Puig, composer

Birth
1819

Spain renounces claims to Oregon Country, Florida (Adams-On¡s Treaty)

Event
1821

Spain sells (east) Florida to United States for $5 million

Event
1821

Giovanni Bottesini, composer

Birth
1822

Adolf Kuszmaul, German physician (stomach pump, Kuszmaul disease)

Birth
1822

Johann Ignaz Walter, composer, dies at 66

Death
1824

John Davy, composer, dies at 60

Death
1825

Russia and Britain establish Alaska-Canada boundary

Event
1827

James Barnet Fry, Bvt Major General (Union Army), died in 1894

Birth