February 12

On this day:

1816- The Teatro di San Carlo, the oldest working opera house in Europe, is destroyed by fire.
Births:
Thomas Campion (1567), composer
Josef Reicha (1752), Czech cellist, composer, and conductor
Jan Ladislav Dussek (1761), Czech composer and pianist 
Lionel Grigson (1942) English pianist and composer
Deaths: 
Laurent Belissen (1762), composer
Hans von Bülow (1894), conductor, pianist, composer
Ambroise Thomas (1896), composer
Émile Waldteufel (1915), composer
Henri Duparc (1933), composer
Eubie Blake (1983) pianist, composer
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