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Historical Events Happened In February - 03

Friday, 22 August 2014

1740  Guillaume Lasceux, composer on this day in history.  

1743  Philadelphia establishes a "pesthouse" to quarantine immigrants on this day in history.  

1748  On this day in history henri Madin, composer, dies at 49  

1752  Dutch States-General forbid export of windmills on this day in history.  

1755  On this day in history florido Tomeoni, composer  

1763  On this day in history caroline von Wolzogen, [von Lengefeld], German author  

1781  Dutch West Indies island of St Eustatia taken by the British on this day in history.  

1781  Dutch West Indies island of St Eustatia taken by British on this day in history.  

1783  Spain recognizes the independent country calling itself the United States of America on this day in history.  

1783  Spain recognizes US independence on this day in history.  

1784  On this day in history john Fane graaf van Westmorland, English (opera)composer/diplomat  

1803  Pedro R de Campomanes, Spanish economist/lawyer/literary, dies at 79 on this day in history.  

1805  Otto T Freiherr von Manteuffel, premier Prussia on this day in history.  

1807  A British military force, under Brig-Gen. Sir Samuel Auchmuty captures the city of Montevideo, then part of the Spanish Empire now capital of Uruguay on this day in history.  

1807  On this day in history joseph Eggleston Johnston, Gen (Confederate Army), died in 1891  

1809  Territory of Illinois organizes (including present-day Wisconsin) on this day in history.  

1809  On this day in history the birth of Felix Mendelssohn, German composer  

1809  On this day in history felix Mendelssohn-Bartholdy, Hamburg Germ, composer (Great Scherzos)  

1811  On this day in history horace Greeley, editor ("Go west, young man")  

1814  On this day in history johann Antonin Kozeluch, composer, dies at 75  

1815  On this day in history world's first commercial cheese factory established, in Switzerland  

1815  On this day in history world's 1st commercial cheese factory established, in Switzerland  

1817  Emile Racine Gauthier Prudent, composer on this day in history.  

1820  On this day in history elisha Kent Kane, US Arctic explorer (Kane Basin off NW Greenland)  

1821  On this day in history elizabeth Blackwell, Bristol England, 1st woman physician  

1823  On this day in history spencer F Baird, US biologist (Wood's Hole Station)  

1824  George Thomas "Tige" Anderson, Brig General (Confederate Army) on this day in history.  

1825  On this day in history dutch North Sea coast floods  

1826  On this day in history walter Bagehot, England, economist/sociologist  

1830  The sovereignty of Greece was confirmed in a London Protocol on this day in history.  

1830  Robert Cecil, Marquess of Salisbury (C), British PM (1885-1902) on this day in history.  

1831  On this day in history cyrus Ballou Comstock, Bvt Mjr Gen (Union volunteers), died in 1910  

1832  George Crabbe, English vicar/poet (Borough), dies at 77 on this day in history.  

1833  Thomas T H Jorissen, Dutch historian on this day in history.  

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Famous Birthdays In February - 03

Famous People Born On This Day In History

1338  Jeanne de Bourbon, wife of Charles V of France (d. 1378) was born on this day in history.  

1368  Charles VI, King of France (1380-1422) was born on this day in history.  

1525  On this day in history birth of giovanni Perluigi da Palestrina, composer  

1648  On this day in history birth of louis Bouteiller, composer  

1655  On this day in history birth of francois Fagel, Dutch fieldmarshal, baptized  

1677  On this day in history birth of jan Santini Aichel, Czech architect (d. 1723)  

1690  Richard Rawlinson, English minister (d. 1755) was born on this day in history.  

1721  Friedrich Wilhelm von Seydlitz, Prussian general (d. 1773) was born on this day in history.  

Famous Deaths In February - 03

Famous People Died On This Day In History

0474  On this day in history leo I, Byzantine Emperor (457-74), dies  

0619  Death of Laurence of Canterbury, 2nd Archbishop of Canterbury on this day in history.  

0699  Death of Saint Werburgh on this day in history.  

0865  Ansgar/Anscharius/Oskar, German 1st (arch)bishop of Hamburg/saint, dies on this day in history.  

1014  On this day in history death of king Sweyn I of Denmark  

1116  Death of King Coloman of Hungary (b. 1070) on this day in history.  

1399  On this day in history john of Ghent, duke of Lancaster/king of Castile & Leon, dies at 58  

1428  Death of Ashikaga Yoshimochi, Japanese shogun (b. 1386) on this day in history.