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February 9, 1849: New Roman Republic established.

February 10, 1840: Queen Victoria marries Prince Albert of Saxe-Coburg-Gotha.

February 11, 1808: Jesse Fell burns anthracite on an open grate as an experiment in heating homes with coal.

February 12, 1816: The oldest working opera house in Europe, the Teatro di San Carlo, is destroyed by fire.

February 13, 1867: Work begins on the covering of the Zenne, burying Brussels’ primary river and creating the modern central boulevards.

February 14, 1876: Alexander Graham Bell applies for a patent for the telephone.

February 15, 1804: The Serbian Revolution begins.