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 This day in History - February 5
437 Historic Events for February 5
1816

Rossini's Opera "Barber of Seville," premieres in Rome

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1817

1st US gas co incorporated, Baltimore (coal gas for street lights)

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1822

Ali Pasha of Janina, (Napoleon, Lord Byron), dies at about 77

Death
1825

Hannah Lord Montague of NY creates 1st detachable shirt collar

Event
1825

Pierre Gaveaux, composer, dies at 64

Death
1831

John CJ van Speijk, commits suicide at 29

Death
1831

Jan van Speijk blows up his gunboat in Antwerp, killing about 30

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1833

John Watkinson, founder of British Chess Magazine (oldest chess mag)

Birth
1837

Dwight Lyman Moody, US, evangelist (Student Volunteer Movement)

Birth
1838

Philippe Libon, composer, dies at 62

Death
1840

John Boyd Dunlop, Scotland, developer (pneumatic rubber tire)

Birth
1840

Hiram Stevens Maxim, inventor (automatic single-barrel rifle)

Birth
1846

"Oregon Spectator" is 1st newspaper to be published on the West Coast

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1848

Belle Starr [Myra Belle Shirley], US female outlaw (wild west)

Birth
1848

Joris-Karl Huysmans, France, writer (Against the Grain)

Birth
1850

Adding machine employing depressible keys patented, New Paltz, NY

Event
1855

British govt of Palmerston forms

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1856

Otto Brahm, German critic/founder (Neue Deutsche Rundschau)

Birth
1860

Jackson Showalter, 1st US chess champion (1888-92, 1895-97, 1906-0?)

Birth
1861

Louisiana delegation except Mr Bouligny withdraws from Congress

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1861

Kinematoscope patented by Coleman Sellers, Phila

Event
1861

1st moving picture peep show machine is patented by Samuel Goodale

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1862

Felipe Villanueva y Gutiā€šrrez, Mexico, composer

Birth
1863

Armand Parent, composer

Birth
1864

Federals occupy Jackson, Mississippi

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