1733 - Joseph Priestley, Scientist
1860 - Hugo Wolf, Austrian Song Composer
1884 - Hugh Walpole, English Novelist
1781 - English Astronomer William Herschel discovers the planet Uranus. He is the older brother of the first woman to discover a comet, Caroline Herschel, also an astronomer, and a concert soprano.
1845 - Felix Mendelssohn conducts the premiere of his Violin Concerto in E minor, in Leipzig, with Ferdinand David, soloist.
1868 - The first U.S. impeachment trial of an American president begins. President Andrew Johnson is accused of illegally removing a federal office holder. He is found not guilty and stays in office until the end of his term.
1881 - Tsar Alexander II is assassinated in St. Petersburg, Russia, by a bomb thrown by members of a revolutionary group, The People's Will.
1894 - Bruno Walter debuts as a conductor at the Cologne Opera.
1930 - Clyde W. Tombaugh announces the discovery of the ninth planet in the solar system. On May 24 of this year, 1930, it is named Pluto.
1976 - Milton Babbitt's Concerti for Violin, Small Orchestra and Synthesized Tape is first performed, in New York City.
Mendelssohn Violin Concerto in E minor, Op. 64. YouTube, uploaded by Kanaal van viool7. Accessed March 13, 2017.
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