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 This day in History - February 5
437 Historic Events for February 5
1736

Methodists John and Charles Wesley arrive in Savannah, Georgia

Event
1738

Georg Reidel, composer, dies at 61

Death
1744

John Jeffries, colonial physician/meteorologist

Birth
1745

Coelestin Praelisauer, composer, dies at 49

Death
1748

Christian Gottlob Neefe, German composer/conductor/tutor of Beethoven

Birth
1753

Coert L van Beyma thoe Kingma, Frisian regent/patriot

Birth
1754

Nicolaas S Cruquius, hydraulic engineer, (Haarlemmermeer), dies at 75

Death
1758

Bernhard Christian Weber, composer, dies at 45

Death
1770

Alexandre Brongniart, Paris, mineralogist/geologist (Tertiary)

Birth
1775

Margaretha J de Neufville, author (Small Pligten)

Birth
1777

Georgia becomes 1st US state to abolish both entail and primogeniture

Event
1778

Robert Peel, British PM (1834-46)/founder (Tories)

Birth
1778

Articles of Confederation ratified by 1st state, South Carolina

Event
1779

Frans van Campenhout, Belgian vocalist/composer (Braban‡onne)

Birth
1782

Spanish take Minorca (western Mediterranean) from English

Event
1783

Sweden recognizes US independence

Event
1783

Earthquakes ravage Calabria, killing 30,000

Event
1788

Robert "Bobbie" Peel, British conservative premier/founder (Bobbies)

Birth
1788

Karoly Kisfaludy, Hungarian literary (A Tat rok Magyarorsz gon)

Birth
1795

Zealand Neth surrenders to French general Michaud

Event
1799

John Lindley, English botanist (Elements of Botany)

Birth
1804

Johan Ludvig Runeberg, Finland, poet

Birth
1807

Pasquale Paoli, Corsican freedom fighter, dies at 80

Death
1810

Ole Bull, composer

Birth
1812

Franz Schneider, composer, dies at 74

Death