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Births on this Day
  • 1740-02-07 - Adam-Philippe Custine: French Earl / General / MP
  • 1753-02-07 - Rhijnvis Feith: Dutch Mayor / writer (Zwolle / Thirsa)
  • 1758-02-07 - Benedikt Emanuel Schack: Composer
  • 1824-02-07 - William Higgins: Discoverer (nature of spiral nebulae)
  • 1801-02-07 - John Rylands: England, United Kingdom -- Merchant / philanthropist
  • 1817-02-07 - Leroy Pope Walker: US lawyer / Confederate Minister of War (1861)
  • 1822-02-07 - Joaquin y Garbayo Gaztambide: Composer
 

Deaths on this Day
  • 1865-02-07 - John Henry Winder: US Confederate Brigadier General / provost marshal, dies at 64
  • 1878-02-07 - Pius IX: "Pio Nono", [Giovanni Ferretti], Pope (1846-78), dies at 85
  • 1881-02-07 - Fredrik Cygnaeus: Finnish Poet / literature critic, dies at 73
  • 1918-02-07 - Alexander Sergeyevich Taneyev: Composer, dies at 68
  • 1897-02-07 - Galileo Ferraris: Italian physicist (Ferrari), dies at 49
  • 1901-02-07 - Benjamin Edward Woolf: Composer, dies at 64
  • 1915-02-07 - Wladyslaw Gorski: Composer, dies at 68
 

Events on this Day
  • 1792-02-07 - Austria and Prussia sign anti-French covenant
  • 1792-02-07 - D Cimarosa's opera "Il Matrimonio Segreto, " premieres in Vienna
  • 1812-02-07 - 8.2 earthquake shakes New Madrid, Missouri
  • 1812-02-07 - Lord Byron makes his maiden speech in House of Lords
  • 1862-02-07 - Federal fleet attack on Roanoke Island, North Carolina
  • 1827-02-07 - Ballet (Deserter) introduced to US at Bowery Theater (NYC)
  • 1831-02-07 - Belgium adopts it's Constitution
 

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