Historical Events For February - 14
Monday, 16 January 2017
1711 On February - 14 handels opera Rinaldo, premieres
1711 Handel's opera Rinaldo, premieres on February - 14.
1743 Henry Pelham becomes British Prime Minister on February - 14.
1746 On February - 14 henry Pelham appointed English premier
1760 Richard Allen, Phila, 1st black ordained by Methodist-Episcopal church on February - 14.
1760 On this day in history francois Collin de Blamont, composer, dies at 69
1761 British troops occupy Fort Michilimackinac in Michigan on this day in history.
1766 Dutch governor Falck signs Treaty of Batticaloa with rebels on this day in history.
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 this day in history 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 this day in history.
1778 On this day in history fernando Joseph Maria Sor, composer
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 February - 14.
1790 On February - 14 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 February - 14.
1803 Apple parer patented by Moses Coats, Downington PA on February - 14.
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 Apple parer patented by Moses Coats, Downington, Penn on this day in history.
1804 On this day in history karadjordje leads the First Serbian Uprising against the Ottoman Empire.
1806 On February - 14 lajos, Count Batthy ny, revolutionary premier of Hungary (1848-49)
1813 On February - 14 alexander Sergeyevich Dargomyzhsky, composer
1817 The birth of Frederick Douglass, African-American abolitionist on this day in history.
1817 On this day in history frederick Douglass, African-American abolitionist/lecturer/editor
1818 On February - 14 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 On February - 14 james Green Martin, Brig General (Confederate Army), died in 1878
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 On this day in history alfred Iverson Jr, Brig General (Confederate Army), died in 1911
1831 Ras Marye of Yejju marches into Tigray and defeats and kills Dejazmach Sabagadis in the Battle of Debre Abbay on February - 14.