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Historical Events For February - 14

Thursday, 23 February 2017

1711  On February - 14 handels opera Rinaldo, premieres  

1711  Handel's opera Rinaldo, premieres on February - 14.  

1743  On this day in history henry Pelham becomes British Prime Minister.  

1746  On February - 14 henry Pelham appointed English premier  

1760  Richard Allen, Phila, 1st black ordained by Methodist-Episcopal church on this day in history.  

1760  Francois Collin de Blamont, composer, dies at 69 on February - 14.  

1761  On this day in history british troops occupy Fort Michilimackinac in Michigan  

1766  On this day in history dutch governor Falck signs Treaty of Batticaloa with rebels  

1766  On February - 14 the birth of Thomas Malthus, British philosopher.  

1766  On February - 14 thomas Malthus, England, population expert (Law of Malthus)  

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1778  The Star and Stripes (U.S. flag) makes its first appearance at a foreign port, flying aboard the ship Ranger, as it arrives in France on this day in history.  

1778  "Stars & Stripes" arrives in foreign port for 1st time (France) on February - 14.  

1778  Fernando Joseph Maria Sor, composer on this day in history.  

1779  James Cook, Scottish explorer killed by Native Hawaiians near Kealakekua on the Island of Hawaii at 50 on February - 14.  

1780  William Blackstone, English lawyer, dies at 56 on this day in history.  

1790  Capel Bond, composer, dies at 59 on February - 14.  

1794  On this day in history first US textile machinery patent granted, to James Davenport, Philadelphia PA  

1794  On this day in history 1st US textile machinery patent granted, to James Davenport, Phila  

1803  On February - 14 apple parer patented by Moses Coats, Downington PA  

1803  On February - 14 chief Justice John Marshall of the U S Supreme Court rules that any act of Congress which conflicts with the Constitution is null and void His decision in the case of Marbury v Madison February 14 establishes the Court as the ultimate interpreter of the Constitution  

1803  On this day in history apple parer patented by Moses Coats, Downington, Penn  

1804  On this day in history karadjordje leads the First Serbian Uprising against the Ottoman Empire.  

1806  Lajos, Count Batthy ny, revolutionary premier of Hungary (1848-49) on this day in history.  

1813  On February - 14 alexander Sergeyevich Dargomyzhsky, composer  

1817  On this day in history the birth of Frederick Douglass, African-American abolitionist.  

1817  On February - 14 frederick Douglass, African-American abolitionist/lecturer/editor  

1818  John C Hespe, Dutch journalist/politician, dies at 61 on this day in history.  

1819  On February - 14 the birth of Christopher Sholes, American inventor of the typewriter  

1819  James Green Martin, Brig General (Confederate Army), died in 1878 on February - 14.  

1820  On this day in history charles F, Duke of Berry, murdered at 42  

1824  On this day in history winfield Scott Hancock, Mjr General (Union volunteers), died in 1886  

1826  Lt. Colonel John By 1781-1836 of the Royal Engineers arrives in Hull to plan construction of the Rideau Canal on February - 14.  

1829  On February - 14 alfred Iverson Jr, Brig General (Confederate Army), died in 1911  

1831  On this day in history ras Marye of Yejju marches into Tigray and defeats and kills Dejazmach Sabagadis in the Battle of Debre Abbay.  

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Famous Birthdays In February - 14

Famous People Born On This Day In History

1462  Edzard I Cirksena, the Great, earl of East-Friesia (1494-1528) was born on this day in history.  

1468  Johann Werner, German mathematician (d. 1522) was born on February - 14.  

1483  Zahir al-Din Mohammed Babur Shah, prince/founder Mogols-dynasty was born on this day in history.  

1487  On this day in history birth of henry II of Bavaria, bishop of Utrecht/Worms/Freising  

1513  Domenico Maria Ferrabosco, Italian composer was born on this day in history.  

1515  On this day in history birth of frederick III, the Pious, elect of the Palts  

1533  Christianus Adrichomius, Dutch priest/writer (Vita Jesu Christi) was born on this day in history.  

1546  Johann Pistorius, German theologist/historian was born on February - 14.  

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Famous Deaths In February - 14

Famous People Died On This Day In History

0270  On this day in history death of st. Valentine marking Valentines Day (some sources say 269, others 273).  

0869  On February - 14 cyrillus, Greek apostle of Slaves, dies  

1317  On this day in history death of marguerite of France, queen of Edward I of England (b. 1282)  

1400  Death of Richard II, king of England (1377-99), murdered at age 33 at Pontefract Castle on February - 14.  

1405  On February - 14 timur/Tamerlan "Lenk", [Crippled], Mongols monarch, dies at about 68  

1528  Edzard I the Great, count of Austria-E Frisia (1494-1528), dies at 66 on February - 14.  

1571  On this day in history benvenuto Cellini, Ital sculptor/writer (Perseus), dies at 70  

1676  On February - 14 death of abraham Bosse, French engraver and artist  

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