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??????1512Feb19French troops under Gaston de Foix occupy Brescia
??????1537Feb19Weavers of Leiden Netherlands strike
EUMvRl1539Feb19Jews of Tyrnau Hungary (then Trnava, Czechoslovakia), expelled
??????1574Feb19Spanish troops plunder Krommenie, Wormerveer and Jisp Netherlands
EUScGv1582Feb19Francis of Valois becomes duke of Brabant
NEScLc1619Feb19Trial against Johan van Oldenbarnevelt begins in The Hague
EUCfSn1634Feb19Battle at Smolensk: Polish king Wladyslaw IV Vasa beats Russians
GBCfAd1674Feb19Netherlands and England sign Peace of Westminster (New York City becomes English)
EUScGv1700Feb19Last day of Julian calendar in Denmark
GBMeMu1736Feb19George Frideric Handel’s Alexander’s Feast premieres in London
ITScBd1743Feb19Luigi Boccherini is born
FRSeAy1771Feb19Charles Messier adds M46-M49 to his catalog (galactic clusters in Puppis and Hydra and galaxy in Virgo)
NAScGv1777Feb19Congress overlooks Benedict Arnold for promotion
FRScGv1797Feb191/3 of papal domain ceded to France
NAScGv1803Feb19Congress accepts Ohio’s constitution, statehood not ratified till 1953
??????1807Feb19British squadron under Admiral Duckworth forces passage of Dardanelle
NAScLc   VP Aaron Burr arrested in Alabama for treason; later found innocent
NAScBd1821Feb19Future Yankee General Francis Preston Blair Jr. is born in Kentucky
EUMeTh1825Feb19Franz Grillparzer’s König Ottokars Glück und Ende premieres in Vienna
NAScGw1831Feb19First practical U.S. coal-burning locomotive makes first trial run, Pennsylvania
NAScGw1840Feb19Housatonic Railroad opens
NAScGv1846Feb19Texas state government formally installed in Austin
NAMvSt1847Feb19The first rescuers reached the Donner Party in Northern California
NACfSk1851Feb19An angry mob in San Francisco’s business district "tries" two Australian suspects in the robbery and assault of C. J. Jansen
NASeIv1856Feb19Tin-type camera patented by Hamilton Lanphere Smith, Gambier, Ohio




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