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Historical Events Happened In February - 14

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1711  Handels opera Rinaldo, premieres on this day in history.  

1711  On this day in history handel's opera Rinaldo, premieres  

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  Dutch governor Falck signs Treaty of Batticaloa with rebels on February - 14.  

1766  The birth of Thomas Malthus, British philosopher on this day in history.  

1766  Thomas Malthus, England, population expert (Law of Malthus) on February - 14.  

1778  On February - 14 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.  

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

1778  Fernando Joseph Maria Sor, composer on February - 14.  

1779  On this day in history james Cook, Scottish explorer killed by Native Hawaiians near Kealakekua on the Island of Hawaii at 50  

1780  William Blackstone, English lawyer, dies at 56 on February - 14.  

1790  On February - 14 capel Bond, composer, dies at 59  

1794  First US textile machinery patent granted, to James Davenport, Philadelphia PA on February - 14.  

1794  1st US textile machinery patent granted, to James Davenport, Phila on February - 14.  

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

1803  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 on this day in history.  

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

1804  On February - 14 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 this day in history frederick Douglass, African-American abolitionist/lecturer/editor  

1818  On this day in history john C Hespe, Dutch journalist/politician, dies at 61  

1819  On this day in history 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 February - 14 charles F, Duke of Berry, murdered at 42  

1824  Winfield Scott Hancock, Mjr General (Union volunteers), died in 1886 on February - 14.  

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

1829  Alfred Iverson Jr, Brig General (Confederate Army), died in 1911 on February - 14.  

1831  On February - 14 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 this day in history.  

1483  On this day in history birth of zahir al-Din Mohammed Babur Shah, prince/founder Mogols-dynasty  

1487  Henry II of Bavaria, bishop of Utrecht/Worms/Freising was born on February - 14.  

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

1515  Frederick III, the Pious, elect of the Palts was born on February - 14.  

1533  On February - 14 birth of christianus Adrichomius, Dutch priest/writer (Vita Jesu Christi)  

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

Famous Deaths In February - 14

Famous People Died On This Day In History

0270  On February - 14 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  On February - 14 death of richard II, king of England (1377-99), murdered at age 33 at Pontefract Castle  

1405  Timur/Tamerlan "Lenk", [Crippled], Mongols monarch, dies at about 68 on this day in history.  

1528  On this day in history edzard I the Great, count of Austria-E Frisia (1494-1528), dies at 66  

1571  On February - 14 benvenuto Cellini, Ital sculptor/writer (Perseus), dies at 70  

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