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 This day in History - February 24
426 Historic Events for February 24
1786

Charles Cornwallis appointed governor-general of India

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1793

French troops conquer Breda

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1797

Samuel Lover, composer

Birth
1799

Broerius Brorius, theologist (Pensive Christian), dies at about 41

Death
1799

Georg C Lichtenberg, German physicist/writer, dies at 56

Death
1803

Supreme Court 1st rules a law unconstitutional (Marbury v Madison)

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1806

John Nieuwenhuijzen, theologist (Society for General Use), dies at 81

Death
1807

17 die and 15 wounded in a crush to witness execution of Holloway, Heggerty and Elizabeth Godfrey in England

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1809

Edwin H K Freiherr von Manteuffel, governor/viceroy (Elzas-Lutherian)

Birth
1809

Albert Sch„ffle, German sociologist (Abriss der Soziologie)

Birth
1810

Henry Cavendish, physicist/chemist, dies

Death
1811

Edward Dickinson Baker, Major General (Union volunteers), died in 1861

Birth
1811

Daniel A Payne, Bishop/reformer/educator of AME Church

Birth
1812

Hugo Kollataj, Polish teacher/minister, dies at 61

Death
1815

Robert Fulton, steamboat pioneer, dies

Death
1821

Mexico gains independence from Spain

Event
1824

John Crawford Vaughn, Brig General (Confederate Army), died in 1875

Birth
1825

Thomas Bowdler, self-appointed Shakespearean censor, dies

Death
1827

Charles Davis Jameson, Brig General (Union volunteers), died in 1862

Birth
1829

Auguste Chouteau, St Louis co-founder, dies

Death
1831

Georg Leo earl von Caprivi, German chancellor/premier of Prussia

Birth
1833

Eduard earl von Taaffe, Austrian premier (1868..93)

Birth
1835

Siwinowe Kesibwi (Shawnee Sun) is 1st Indian lang monthly mag

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1836

Winslow Homer, US, painter (Gulfstream)

Birth
1836

3,000 Mexicans attack 182 Texans at Alamo, lasts 13 days

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