Historical Events Happened In February - 14
Saturday, 25 October 2014
1711 On February - 14 handels opera Rinaldo, premieres
1711 On February - 14 handel's opera Rinaldo, premieres
1743 On this day in history henry Pelham becomes British Prime Minister.
1746 On this day in history 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 February - 14 british troops occupy Fort Michilimackinac in Michigan
1766 Dutch governor Falck signs Treaty of Batticaloa with rebels on February - 14.
1766 On February - 14 the birth of Thomas Malthus, British philosopher.
1766 On this day in history thomas Malthus, England, population expert (Law of Malthus)
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 February - 14.
1778 On February - 14 "Stars & Stripes" arrives in foreign port for 1st time (France)
1778 On February - 14 fernando Joseph Maria Sor, composer
1779 James Cook, Scottish explorer killed by Native Hawaiians near Kealakekua on the Island of Hawaii at 50 on this day in history.
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 First US textile machinery patent granted, to James Davenport, Philadelphia PA on this day in history.
1794 On this day in history 1st US textile machinery patent granted, to James Davenport, Phila
1803 Apple parer patented by Moses Coats, Downington PA on this day in history.
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 Karadjordje leads the First Serbian Uprising against the Ottoman Empire on February - 14.
1806 On February - 14 lajos, Count Batthy ny, revolutionary premier of Hungary (1848-49)
1813 Alexander Sergeyevich Dargomyzhsky, composer on February - 14.
1817 The birth of Frederick Douglass, African-American abolitionist on this day in history.
1817 Frederick Douglass, African-American abolitionist/lecturer/editor on this day in history.
1818 On February - 14 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 On February - 14 charles F, Duke of Berry, murdered at 42
1824 On February - 14 winfield Scott Hancock, Mjr General (Union volunteers), died in 1886
1826 On February - 14 lt. Colonel John By 1781-1836 of the Royal Engineers arrives in Hull to plan construction of the Rideau Canal
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.