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 This day in History - February 8
436 Historic Events for February 8
1691

Carlo Rainaldi, composer, dies at 79

Death
1693

William and Mary college is 2nd college chartered in US

Event
1708

Vaclav Jan Kopriva, composer

Birth
1709

Giuseppi Torelli, Italian composer, dies at 50

Death
1712

L Joseph de Montcalm de Saint-V‚ran, French general in America

Birth
1725

Peter I "the Great" Romanov, czar of Russia (1682-1725), dies at 52

Death
1735

1st opera in US "Flora," opens in Charleston, SC

Event
1740

Clement XII, [Lorenzo Corsini], blind Pope (1730-40), dies at 87

Death
1741

Andre-Ernest-Modeste Gretry, composer

Birth
1743

Comet C/1743 C1 approaches within 0.0390 AUs of Earth

Event
1744

French/Spanish fleet leaves Toulon

Event
1749

Jan van Huysum, Dutch still life painter, dies at 66

Death
1750

Minor earthquake in London

Event
1764

Joseph Leopold von Eybler, Austrian composer

Birth
1771

Augusta von Saxen-Gotha, German prince Frederick Louis of Wales, dies

Death
1775

Leidse U 400th anniversary dinner

Event
1776

Wolfgang von Goethes' "Stella," premieres in Hamburg

Event
1789

Ludwig Wilhelm Maurer, composer

Birth
1795

Friedlieb F Runge, German chemist (Chinoline)

Birth
1795

Moritz G [Moses] Saphir, Hungarian journalist/serial writer

Birth
1797

Johann Friedrich Doles, composer, dies at 81

Death
1801

Johann Chrysostomus Drexel, composer, dies at 43

Death
1802

Simon Willard patents banjo clock

Event
1807

Franciscus J van Vree, Dutch Catholic foreman

Birth
1807

Napoleon defeats Russians in battle of Eylau

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