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 This day in History - February 28
449 Historic Events for February 28
1704

Elias Neau, a Frenchman, opens a school for blacks in NYC

Event
1704

Indians attack Deerfield, Mass, kill 40, kidnap 100

Event
1708

Slave revolt, Newton, Long Island NY, 11 die

Event
1712

Louis Joseph de Montcalm de Saint-V‚ran, France, general

Birth
1728

Georg F H„ndels opera "Siroe, re di Persia," premieres in London

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1730

Tsarina Anna Ivanovna leads autocracy

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1737

Hercule Brehy, composer, dies at 63

Death
1742

Willem J 's-Gravesande, Dutch physicist, dies at 53

Death
1747

Justin Morgan, composer

Birth
1749

1st edition of Henry Fieldings' "Tom Jones" published

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1750

Ignacy Potocki, Polish foreign minister

Birth
1759

Pope Clement XIII allows Bible to be translated into various languages

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1764

Robert Haldane, Scottish theologist/philanthropist

Birth
1771

French Jozef Kinsoen, Flemish portrait painter

Birth
1778

Rhode Island General Assembly authorizes enlistment of slaves

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1781

Richard Stockton, US attorney (signed Decl of Ind), dies at 50

Death
1784

Phillis Wheatly, poetess, dies

Death
1784

John Wesley charters Methodist Church

Event
1786

D Fran‡ois J Arago, French astronomer/physicist/politician

Birth
1792

Karl Earnest Ritter von Baer, Estonian/German embryologist

Birth
1792

Henriette ALF countess d'Oultremont de W‚gimont, wife of King Willem I

Birth
1794

US Senate voids Pennsylvania's election of Abraham Gallatin

Event
1796

Friedrich Wilhelm Rust, composer, dies at 56

Death
1797

W Frederik K, prince of Netherlands/general/admiral (10 day campaign)

Birth
1797

Mary Lyon, US, educator (Mt Holyoke) (Hall of Fame)

Birth