Today in History, English
Today in History, English

18601February 17Birth1820 – Henri Vieuxtemps, Belgian violinist and composer (d. 1881)
18602February 17Birth1821 – Lola Montez, Irish-American actress and dancer (d. 1861)
18603February 17Birth1836 – Gustavo Adolfo Bécquer, Spanish author, poet, and playwright (d. 1870)
18604February 17Birth1844 – Aaron Montgomery Ward, American businessman, founded Montgomery Ward (d. 1913)
18605February 17Birth1848 – Albert Gustaf Dahlman, Swedish executioner (d. 1920)
18606February 17Birth1848 – Louisa Lawson, Australian poet and publisher (d. 1920)
18607February 17Birth1854 – Friedrich Alfred Krupp, German businessman (d. 1902)
18608February 17Birth1861 – Princess Helena of Waldeck and Pyrmont (d. 1922)
18609February 17Birth1862 – Eduard Bornhöhe, Estonian author (d. 1923)
18610February 17Birth1862 – Mori Ōgai, Japanese author and poet (d. 1922)
18611February 17Birth1863 – Fyodor Sologub, Russian author and poet (d. 1927)
18612February 17Birth1864 – Jozef Murgaš, Slovak priest, botanist, and painter (d. 1929)
18613February 17Birth1864 – Banjo Paterson, Australian journalist, author, and poet (d. 1941)
18614February 17Birth1874 – Thomas J. Watson, American businessman (d. 1956)
18615February 17Birth1877 – Isabelle Eberhardt, Swiss explorer and author (d. 1904)
18616February 17Birth1877 – André Maginot, French sergeant and politician (d. 1932)
18617February 17Birth1877 – Isidora Sekulić, Serbian author and critic (d. 1958)
18618February 17Birth1887 – Joseph Bech, Luxembourgian lawyer and politician, 15th Prime Minister of Luxembourg (d. 1975)
18619February 17Birth1887 – Leevi Madetoja, Finnish composer and critic (d. 1947)
18620February 17Birth1888 – Otto Stern, German-American physicist and academic, Nobel Prize laureate (d. 1969)
18621February 17Birth1890 – Ronald Fisher, English statistician, biologist, and geneticist (d. 1962)
18622February 17Birth1891 – Abraham Fraenkel, German-Israeli mathematician and academic (d. 1965)
18623February 17Birth1893 – Wally Pipp, American baseball player and journalist (d. 1965)
18624February 17Birth1896 – Webu Sayadaw, Theravada Buddhist monk, and vipassanā master (d. 1977)
18625February 17Birth1899 – Jibanananda Das, Bangladeshi-Indian poet and author (d. 1954)
18626February 17Birth1900 – Ruth Clifford, American actress (d. 1998)
18627February 17Birth1903 – Sadegh Hedayat, Iranian-French author and translator (d. 1951)
18628February 17Birth1904 – Hans Morgenthau, German-American political scientist, philosopher, and academic (d. 1980)
18629February 17Birth1905 – Osvald Käpp, Estonian wrestler (d. 1995)
18630February 17Birth1906 – Mary Brian, American actress (d. 2002)

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