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This Day in History: February 25

February 25
1497  Italians troops reconquer Taranto from France
1643  Italian Opera Composer Marco da Gagliano dies at age 60
1682  Italian Violist/Composer Alessandro Stradella murdered at 37
1707  Italian Lawyer/Playwright Carlo Goldoni born
1866  Italian Humanist/Historian/Philosopher Benedetto Croce born
1873  Opera Tenor Enrico Caruso born in Naples, Italy
1896  Italian government decides to attack Governor Baratieri of Eritrea
1998  Abstract Artist Luigi Veronesi dies at age 90
1998  Italian Sculptor Umberto Mastroianni dies

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