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 This day in History - February 4
421 Historic Events for February 4
1698

Heinrich A Fouqu‚, Prussian general

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1699

350 rebellious Streltsi executed in Moscow

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1714

Duke of Berry, French King Louis XIV's grandson, dies

Death
1746

Robert Blair, Scottish poet (Grave), dies at 46

Death
1747

Tadeusz Kosciusko, Poland, patriot, (NY Bridge)

Birth
1751

Blas de Laserna, composer

Birth
1758

Pierre-Gabriel Gardel, French ballet dancer/choreographer

Birth
1764

Carel H Verhuell, Dutch/French vice-admiral/minister of Navy

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1767

Johann Franz Volkert, composer

Birth
1768

Maurits C van Hall, Dutch ruler of Heicop and Boeicop, lawyer/politician

Birth
1769

Samuel I Wiselius, Dutch lawyer/businessman/writer

Birth
1778

Augustin P de Candolle, Swiss botanist (Th‚orie ‚l‚mentaire)

Birth
1781

Josef Myslivecek, composer, dies at 43

Death
1781

Willem Crul, admiral (West-Indies), dies in battle at 59

Death
1782

British garrison surrenders to French and Spanish fleet

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1783

Worst quake in 8 years kills some 50,000 (Calabria, Italy)

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1787

Shays' Rebellion (of debt-ridden Massachusetts farmers) fails

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1787

1st Anglican bishops of NY and Pennsylvania consecrated in London

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1789

1st electoral college chooses Washington and Adams as Pres and VP

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1794

French National Convention proclaims abolishment of slavery

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1797

Earthquake in Quito, Ecuador kills 41,000

Event
1799

Joao Batista da Silva Leitao de Almeida Garret, Portuguese playwright

Birth
1802

Mark Hopkins, US, educator/philosopher (Williams College)

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1803

William Dunlap, adapts French melodrama "Voice of Nature"

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1805

William H Ainsworth, English writer (Old St Paul's, Rookwood)

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