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 This day in History - February 28
449 Historic Events for February 28
1799

Johann von D”llinger, German Old Catholic theologian/historian

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1810

1st US fire insurance joint-stock company organized, Philadelphia

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1810

Reinier C Bakhuizen van de Brink, Dutch historian

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1812

Berthold Auerbach, German author (Schwarzw„lder Dorfgeschichten)

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1817

James Craig, Brig General (Union volunteers), died in 1888

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1818

Adriaan Loosjes Pzn, Dut publisher/writer (Moral Stories), dies at 56

Death
1819

1st public performance of a Schubert song, "Sch„fers Klageleid"

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1820

John Tenniel, England, cartoonist/illustrator (Alice in Wonderland)

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1822

Matthew Duncan Ector, Brig General (Confederate Army), died in 1879

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1823

Ernest Renan, French philosopher/historian/scholar of religion

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1824

John Creed Moore, Brig General (Confederate Army), died in 1910

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1824

Charles Blondin, France, acrobat/aerialist

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1825

Quincy Adams Gillmore, Major General (Union volunteers), died in 1888

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1826

M Biela, an Austrian officer, discovers Biela's Comet

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1827

1st commercial railroad in US, Baltimore and Ohio (BandO) chartered

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1828

Franz Grillparzer's "Ein Treuer Diener," premieres in Vienna

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1833

Alfred von Schlieffen, Count/Prussian general-fieldmarshal

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1835

Dr Elias L"nnrot publishes Finnish poem "Kalevala"

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1844

Abel P Upshur, Secretary of State, dies in explosion on USS Princeton

Death
1844

Thommas W Gilmer, Navy Secretary, dies in explosion on USS Princeton

Death
1844

12-inch gun aboard USS Princeton explodes

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1847

US defeats M‚xico in battle of Sacramento

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1849

1st boat load of gold rush prospectors arrives in SF from east coast

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1850

Hermann Schell, German theologist/philosopher (Gott und Geist)

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1854

Republican Party formally organized at Ripon, Wisc

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