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 This day in History - February 23
430 Historic Events for February 23
1824

Herman N van der Tuuk, Dutch philologist (Tobasch' Grammar)

Birth
1828

Mih ly Fazekar, Hungarian botanist/literary (Book of Spices), dies

Death
1831

Hendrik W Mesdag, Dutch painter (Panorama Mesdag)

Birth
1834

Gustav Hermann Nachtigal, German physician/colonizer/consul in Tunis

Birth
1836

Alamo besieged by Santa Anna; entire garrison eventually killed

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1838

Gilbert Moxley Sorrel, Brig General (Confederate Army), died in 1901

Birth
1840

Carl Menger, Austrian economist

Birth
1846

Polish revolutionaries march on Cracow, but are defeated

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1847

Battle of Buena Vista M‚xico; Zachary Taylor defeats Mexicans

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1848

Thomas Paine Westendorf, composer

Birth
1848

John Quincy Adams, 6th US pres (1825-1829), dies of a stroke at 80

Death
1854

Great-Britain and Orange Free state sign Convention of Bloemfontein

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1855

Carl Friedrich Gauss, mathematician, dies

Death
1859

Theodor Batthy nyi, Hungarian statesman/contra revolutionary

Birth
1861

Dutch Premier Floris A van Hall resigns

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1861

By popular referendum, Texas becomes 7th state to secede from US

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1861

Pres-elect Lincoln arrives secretly in Wash DC to take office

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1863

Franz von Stuck, German painter (Der Krieg)

Birth
1865

Barney Dreyfuss, baseball owner (Pitts Pirates)

Birth
1867

George Thomas Smart, composer, dies at 90

Death
1868

William E B Du Bois, Mass, civil rights writer (Souls of Black Folk)

Birth
1869

Louisiana governor signs public accommodations law

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1869

Nadezhda Konstantinova Krupskaya, Russian revolutionary (Soc-Dem)

Birth
1870

Mississippi is readmitted to US

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1873

Dmitri Arakishvili, composer

Birth