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 This day in History - February 3
420 Historic Events for February 3
1825

Dutch North Sea coast floods

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1826

Walter Bagehot, England, economist/sociologist

Birth
1830

Robert Cecil, Marquess of Salisbury (C), British PM (1885-1902)

Birth
1831

Cyrus Ballou Comstock, Bvt Mjr Gen (Union volunteers), died in 1910

Birth
1832

George Crabbe, English vicar/poet (Borough), dies at 77

Death
1833

Thomas T H Jorissen, Dutch historian

Birth
1836

Whig Party holds its 1st national convention (Albany NY)

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1842

Sidney Clopton Lanier, US, composer/poet (Hall of Fame)

Birth
1844

Hector Berlioz' "Carnaval Romain," premieres in Paris

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1845

Ernest von Wildenbruch, German playwright (Sedan)

Birth
1846

Joseph Weigl, Austria composer/conductor (Waisenhaus), dies at 79

Death
1851

Johannes B van Heutsz, lt-gen/gov-gen Dutch East Indies

Birth
1851

Lord Harris, cricketer (4 Tests for England MCC big-wig)

Birth
1853

August Kopisch, German writer (M„useturm), dies at 53

Death
1855

Wisconsin Supreme Ct declares US Fugitive Slave Law unconstitutional

Event
1860

Thomas Clemson takes office as 1st US superintendent of agriculture

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1861

L‚opold Courouble, Belgian writer (Family Kaekebroeck)

Birth
1862

Jean-Baptiste Biot, French physicist/astronomer, dies at 87

Death
1864

Sherman's march through Mississippi

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1865

Martinus Ballings, Flemish jesuit/author (Will Power)

Birth
1865

Hampton Roads Peace Conference, Lincoln and Stephens reach an impasse

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1867

Prince Mutsuhito, 14, becomes Emperor Meiji of Japan (1867-1912)

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1868

Damaso Ledesma, composer

Birth
1869

Booth theater at 23rd and 6th opens in NYC (Romeo and Juliet)

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1870

Ada Negri, Italian poet/author (Il Libro di Mara)

Birth