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 This day in History - February 6
407 Historic Events for February 6
1724

Paul-Louis Cyffl‚, Flemish sculptor (Terre de Lorraine)

Birth
1725

Johann Philipp Krieger, composer, dies at 75

Death
1753

Evariste D‚sir‚ Desforges chevalier de Parny, French poet

Birth
1756

Aaron Burr, Newark NJ, (D-R), 3rd US VP (1801-05), dueler

Birth
1778

England declares war on France

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1778

France recognizes US, signs treaty of aid in Paris; 1st US treaty

Event
1778

Ugo Foscolo, Italy, poet (Last Letters of Jacopo Ortis)

Birth
1783

Lancelot "Capability" Brown, English architect (Kew), dies at about 67

Death
1785

Iman Willem Falck, Dutch governor of Ceylon (1765-83), dies at 48

Death
1788

Mass becomes 6th state to ratify constitution

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1793

Pietro Rovelli, composer

Birth
1793

Carlo Goldoni, Italian author (L'avaro), dies at 85

Death
1797

Joseph Maria von Radowitz, Prussian minister of Foreign affairs

Birth
1798

Niels Schiorring, composer, dies at 54

Death
1798

Th‚odore Caruelle d'Aligny, French painter/etcher

Birth
1802

Charles Wheatstone, English physicist/musician [or Feb 7]

Birth
1804

Ragnerus L van Andringa de Kempenaer, Dutch officer/swindler

Birth
1804

Joseph Priestley, Engl/US theologist/philosopher/chemist, dies at 70

Death
1807

John Reid, composer, dies at 85

Death
1807

Hans Matthison-Hansen, composer

Birth
1812

Carlo Goldoni, writer, dies at 104

Death
1815

NJ issues 1st US railroad charter (John Stevens)

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1818

William Maxwell Evarts, (Union), died in 1901

Birth
1819

Sir Thomas Stamford Raffles founds freeport harbor Singapore

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1820

1st organized emigration of blacks back to Africa (NY to Sierra Leone)

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