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 This day in History - February 26
413 Historic Events for February 26
1770

Giuseppe Tartini, Italian composer/violinist, dies at 77

Death
1770

Fran‡ois Hanot, composer, dies at 72

Death
1770

Antoine Reicha, composer

Birth
1772

Caspar Furstenau, composer

Birth
1773

Construction authorized for Walnut St jail (Phila) (1st solitary)

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1797

Bank of England issues 1st œ1-note

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1802

Victor Hugo, France, author (Hunchback of Notre Dame, Les Miserables)

Birth
1804

Vice-admiral William Bligh ends siege of Fort Amsterdam, Willemstad

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1808

Honor‚ Daumier, France, painter/lithographer/caricaturist

Birth
1810

Johann Ernst Rembt, composer, dies at 60

Death
1813

Robert R Livingston, US diplomat (Decl of Independence), dies at 66

Death
1815

Napoleon and 1,200 leave Elba to start 100-day re-conquest of France

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1823

John P Kemble, English actor/director (Covent Garden), dies at 66

Death
1824

Carlos Calvo, Arg diplomat/people rights scholar (Calvo Clause)

Birth
1825

Hans Balatka, composer

Birth
1827

David Moritz Michael, composer, dies at 75

Death
1831

Filippo Marchetti, composer

Birth
1832

John George Nicolay, US, author (Abe Lincoln's biographer)

Birth
1832

Polish constitution abolished/replaced by Czar Nicholas I

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1834

Aleksander Zarzycki, composer

Birth
1834

1st US interstate crime compact (NY-NJ) ratified

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1835

Richard Andree, German geography/etnologist (Andree's Handatlas)

Birth
1837

Charles Woeste, Belgian count/min of Justice

Birth
1838

Wendelin Weissheimer, composer

Birth
1839

Jem Mason on Lottery wins 1st Grand National Steeplechase (Britain)

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