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 This day in History - February 27
433 Historic Events for February 27
1841

[Eleanor] Agnes Lee, daughter of US general Robert E Lee

Birth
1844

Nicholas Biddle, US lawyer/diplomat/statesman/financier, dies at 85

Death
1844

Dominican Republic gains independence from Haiti (National Day)

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1846

Joaquin Valverde, composer

Birth
1847

Ellen Alice Terry, Coventry Engl, actress/director (Imperial Theatre)

Birth
1848

Charles Hubert H Parry, England, musicologist/composer (Jerusalem)

Birth
1850

Henry Edwards Huntington, US, railroad exec

Birth
1852

Joseph Drechsler, composer, dies at 69

Death
1854

Composer Robert Schumann saved from suicide attempt in Rhine

Event
1861

Rudolph Steiner, Kraljevic Aust, founder (doctrine of anthroposophy

Birth
1861

Russians shoot at Poles protesting Russian rule of Poland

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1861

US Congress authorizes 1st stamped newspaper wrappers for mailing

Event
1861

Warsaw Massacre: Russians fire on crowd demonstrating against Russia

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1862

Gabriele dell' Addolorata, patron of Ital Catholic youth, dies at 23

Death
1864

Near Andersonville GA, rebels open a new POW camp "Camp Sumpter"

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1864

6th and last day of battle at Dalton, Georgia (about 600 casualties)

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1865

Civil War skirmish near Sturgeon, Missouri

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1867

Irving Fisher, US economist (compensating dollar)

Birth
1867

Wilhelm Peterson-Berger, composer

Birth
1869

Alice Hamilton, physician/writer (workmen's compensation laws)

Birth
1869

John Menard is 1st black to make a speech in Congress

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1870

Louis Coerne, composer

Birth
1871

Meeting of Alabama claims commission

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1872

Charlotte Ray, 1st Black woman lawyer, graduated Harvard U

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1873

Dutch socialist Samuel van Wooden demands law against child labor

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