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Historical Events Happened In February - 14

Friday, 19 September 2014

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

1760  Francois Collin de Blamont, composer, dies at 69 on this day in history.  

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

1766  On February - 14 dutch governor Falck signs Treaty of Batticaloa with rebels  

1766  On this day in history the birth of Thomas Malthus, British philosopher.  

1766  Thomas Malthus, England, population expert (Law of Malthus) on this day in history.  

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 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 this day in history.  

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

1794  First US textile machinery patent granted, to James Davenport, Philadelphia PA on this day in history.  

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

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

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  On this day in history 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 February - 14.  

1813  On this day in history alexander Sergeyevich Dargomyzhsky, composer  

1817  The birth of Frederick Douglass, African-American abolitionist on this day in history.  

1817  On February - 14 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 February - 14.  

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

1829  On February - 14 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 this day in history.  

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Famous Birthdays In February - 14

Famous People Born On This Day In History

1462  On February - 14 birth of edzard I Cirksena, the Great, earl of East-Friesia (1494-1528)  

1468  On this day in history birth of johann Werner, German mathematician (d. 1522)  

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 February - 14.  

1515  Frederick III, the Pious, elect of the Palts was born on this day in history.  

1533  Christianus Adrichomius, Dutch priest/writer (Vita Jesu Christi) was born on February - 14.  

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 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 this day in history.  

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

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

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

1676  On this day in history death of abraham Bosse, French engraver and artist