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 This day in History - February 23
430 Historic Events for February 23
1730

Christian Joseph Lidarti, composer

Birth
1734

Mayer Amschel Rothschild, Frankfurt, founder (House of Rothschild)

Birth
1766

Stanislaw Leszcynski, duke of Lutherans/king of Poland, dies

Death
1776

John Walter II, London, chief proprietor (The Times, 1812-47)

Birth
1778

Baron von Steuben joins Continental Army at Valley Forge

Event
1787

Emma Willard, US, opens school for young ladies (Hall of Fame)

Birth
1792

Istvan Ferenczi, Hungarian sculptor

Birth
1792

Humane Society of Massachusetts incorporated (erected life-saving stations for distressed mariners)

Event
1792

Joseph Haydn's 94th Symphony in G, premieres

Event
1792

Joshua Reynolds, English portrait painter (Simplicity), dies at 68

Death
1797

Antoine d'Auvergne, Fr opera composer (Coquette Tromp‚e), dies at 83

Death
1804

Conspirators against Napoleon, for restoration of Louis XVIII

Event
1806

John Alcock, composer, dies at 90

Death
1807

Fran‡ois Guichard, composer, dies at 61

Death
1811

George Washington Hewitt, composer

Birth
1813

1st US raw cotton-to-cloth mill founded in Waltham, Mass

Event
1817

George Watts, London, painter

Birth
1818

Jeremy F Gilmer, Maj Gen/Chief Engineer Confederate War Dept

Birth
1820

Cato Street conspiracy uncovered

Event
1821

John Keats, writer, dies at 25

Death
1821

College of Apothecaries organized in Phil; 1st US pharmacy college

Event
1821

Marie-Anne Collot, French sculptor, dies

Death
1821

John Keats, Romantic poet, dies of tuberculosis at 25 in Rome

Death
1822

Boston is incorporated as a city

Event
1824

Lewis Cass Hunt, Brig General (Union volunteers), died in 1886

Birth