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 This day in History - April 24
388 Historic Events for April 24
1721

Johann Philipp Kirnberger, German composer, baptised

Birth
1731

Daniel Defoe, English novelist (Robinson Crusoe), dies

Death
1742

Roman Hoffstetter, composer

Birth
1743

Edmund Cartwright, England, cleric, inventor (power loom)

Birth
1750

Simon-Antoine-Jean Lhuillier, Swiss mathematician

Birth
1758

Florian Wrastill, composer, dies at 41

Death
1762

Russia and Prussia signs peace treaty

Event
1766

Robert Bailey Thomas, founder (Farmer's Almanac)

Birth
1769

Arthur Wellesley, General/Duke of Wellington

Birth
1773

Harman W Muntinghe, lawyer/Dutch colonial director

Birth
1776

Carolus van de Abeele, Flemish Jesuit, dies at 84

Death
1776

Giuseppi Paolucci, composer, dies at 49

Death
1791

Nikolaj A Bestuzhev, Russia, writer/painter (Account about Holland)

Birth
1792

"La Marseillaise" composed by Claude-Joseph Rouget de Lisle

Event
1796

K L Immermann, writer

Birth
1800

Library of Congress establishes with $5,000 allocation

Event
1801

1st performance of Joseph Haydn's oratorio "Die Jahreszeiten"

Event
1804

Thomas Oliver Selfridge, Comm (Union Navy)

Birth
1807

Charles Ferguson Smith, Major General (Union volunteers), died in 1862

Birth
1814

Angela Burdett-Coutts, philanthropist extrordinaire

Birth
1814

Vincente F L¢pez, Argentina historian (La Novia del Hereje)

Birth
1815

James Edward Harrison, Brig General (Confederate Army), died in 1875

Birth
1815

Anthony Trollope, England, novelist/poet (Barchester Towers)

Birth
1822

Erastus Barnard Tyler, Bvt Major General (Union volunteers)

Birth
1823

EugŠne Scribes "Le Menteur V‚ridique," premieres in Paris

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