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 This day in History - February 3
420 Historic Events for February 3
1740

Charles de Bourbon, King of Naples, invites Jews to return to Sicily

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1740

Guillaume Lasceux, composer

Birth
1743

Philadelphia establishes a "pesthouse" to quarantine immigrants

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1748

Henri Madin, composer, dies at 49

Death
1752

Dutch States-General forbid export of windmills

Event
1755

Florido Tomeoni, composer

Birth
1763

Caroline von Wolzogen, [von Lengefeld], German author

Birth
1781

Dutch West Indies island of St Eustatia taken by British

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1783

Spain recognizes US independence

Event
1784

John Fane graaf van Westmorland, English (opera)composer/diplomat

Birth
1803

Pedro R de Campomanes, Spanish economist/lawyer/literary, dies at 79

Death
1805

Otto T Freiherr von Manteuffel, premier Prussia

Birth
1807

Joseph Eggleston Johnston, Gen (Confederate Army), died in 1891

Birth
1809

Territory of Illinois organizes (including present-day Wisconsin)

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1809

Felix Mendelssohn-Bartholdy, Hamburg Germ, composer (Great Scherzos)

Birth
1811

Horace Greeley, editor ("Go west, young man")

Birth
1814

Johann Antonin Kozeluch, composer, dies at 75

Death
1815

World's 1st commercial cheese factory established, in Switzerland

Event
1817

Emile Racine Gauthier Prudent, composer

Birth
1817

Samuel Ryan Curtis, Major General (Union volunteers), died in 1866

Birth
1820

Elisha Kent Kane, US Arctic explorer (Kane Basin off NW Greenland)

Birth
1821

Elizabeth Blackwell, Bristol England, 1st woman physician

Birth
1823

Spencer F Baird, US biologist (Wood's Hole Station)

Birth
1824

George Thomas "Tige" Anderson, Brig General (Confederate Army)

Birth
1824

Nathan George "Shanks" Evans, Brig Gen (Confederacy), died in 1868

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