Today in History for February 1857

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Historical Events

Events 1 - 6 of 6

16th - Gallaudet College (National Deaf Mute college) forms in Washington DC
18th - Insurrection of Chinese in Sarawak, Borneo
21st - Congress outlaws foreign currency as legal tender in US
21st - US issues flying eagle cents
24th - 1st perforated US postage stamps delivered to government
24th - LA Vineyard Society organized

Famous Birthdays

Birthdays 1 - 10 of 10

2nd - Jan Six, Dutch art historian/art collector
9th - Johannes T de Visser, theologist/Dutch 1st minister of Education
12th - Bobby Peel, cricketer (great English lefty 1884-96)
17th - Samuel Sidney McClure, Irish-American newspaper editor/publisher
18th - Max Klinger, German graphic artist/painter/sculptor
21st - Jules de Trooz, baron/premier of Belgium (1907)
22nd - Heinrich Hertz, physicist, 1st to broadcast & receive radio waves
22nd - Robert Baden-Powell, founder (Boy Scouts, Girl Guides)
26th - Emile Coué, French pharmacist (recovery by auto suggestion)
28th - Gustave Adolph Kerker, composer

Famous Deaths

Deaths 1 - 9 of 9

7th - Félix PBOG, Earl of Merode, Belgian minister of War, dies at 65
9th - Dionysios Solomos, Greek poet of the Greek national anthem (b. 1798)
10th - David Thompson, Canadian explorer (b. 1770)
14th - Johannes Bernardus van Bree, Dutch violinist/composer/conductor, dies at 56
15th - Mikhail Ivanovich Glinka, Russian composer, dies at 53
16th - Auguste-Gaspard-Louis Desnoyers, French engraver, dies at 77
16th - Elisha Kent Kane, Arctic explorer (Kane Basin), dies at 37
26th - Ole Andreas Lindeman, composer, dies at 88
28th - André Dumont, Belgian geologist (b. 1809)

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