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Historical Events Happened In February - 14

Monday, 24 November 2014

1711  On this day in history handels opera Rinaldo, premieres  

1711  Handel's opera Rinaldo, premieres on this day in history.  

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

1746  Henry Pelham appointed English premier on this day in history.  

1760  On February - 14 richard Allen, Phila, 1st black ordained by Methodist-Episcopal church  

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

1761  On February - 14 british troops occupy Fort Michilimackinac in Michigan  

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

1766  The birth of Thomas Malthus, British philosopher on February - 14.  

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

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 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  On this day in history capel Bond, composer, dies at 59  

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

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

1803  Apple parer patented by Moses Coats, Downington PA on this day in history.  

1803  On this day in history 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  Apple parer patented by Moses Coats, Downington, Penn on this day in history.  

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  Alexander Sergeyevich Dargomyzhsky, composer on this day in history.  

1817  On February - 14 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  The birth of Christopher Sholes, American inventor of the typewriter on this day in history.  

1819  On February - 14 james Green Martin, Brig General (Confederate Army), died in 1878  

1820  Charles F, Duke of Berry, murdered at 42 on February - 14.  

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  Alfred Iverson Jr, Brig General (Confederate Army), died in 1911 on this day in history.  

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

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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  On February - 14 birth of johann Werner, German mathematician (d. 1522)  

1483  On February - 14 birth of zahir al-Din Mohammed Babur Shah, prince/founder Mogols-dynasty  

1487  On February - 14 birth of henry II of Bavaria, bishop of Utrecht/Worms/Freising  

1513  On this day in history birth of domenico Maria Ferrabosco, Italian composer  

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

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

1546  Johann Pistorius, German theologist/historian was born on this day in history.  

Famous Deaths In February - 14

Famous People Died On This Day In History

0270  Death of St. Valentine marking Valentines Day (some sources say 269, others 273) on February - 14.  

0869  Cyrillus, Greek apostle of Slaves, dies on February - 14.  

1317  On February - 14 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 this day in history.  

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

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

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