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Historical Events Happened In February - 14

Friday, 31 October 2014

1711  On February - 14 handels opera Rinaldo, premieres  

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

1743  Henry Pelham becomes British Prime Minister on this day in history.  

1746  Henry Pelham appointed English premier on February - 14.  

1760  Richard Allen, Phila, 1st black ordained by Methodist-Episcopal church on February - 14.  

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

1761  British troops occupy Fort Michilimackinac in Michigan on February - 14.  

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

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

1766  On February - 14 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 this day in history.  

1778  "Stars & Stripes" arrives in foreign port for 1st time (France) on this day in history.  

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 this day in history.  

1780  On February - 14 william Blackstone, English lawyer, dies at 56  

1790  Capel Bond, composer, dies at 59 on this day in history.  

1794  On February - 14 first US textile machinery patent granted, to James Davenport, Philadelphia PA  

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

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 February - 14.  

1803  Apple parer patented by Moses Coats, Downington, Penn on February - 14.  

1804  Karadjordje leads the First Serbian Uprising against the Ottoman Empire on February - 14.  

1806  On this day in history 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 February - 14.  

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  James Green Martin, Brig General (Confederate Army), died in 1878 on February - 14.  

1820  Charles F, Duke of Berry, murdered at 42 on this day in history.  

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  On February - 14 alfred Iverson Jr, Brig General (Confederate Army), died in 1911  

1831  On this day in history 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  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 February - 14.  

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

1513  Domenico Maria Ferrabosco, Italian composer was born on February - 14.  

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  On February - 14 birth of johann Pistorius, German theologist/historian  

Famous Deaths In February - 14

Famous People Died On This Day In History

0270  On this day in history 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  On this day in history timur/Tamerlan "Lenk", [Crippled], Mongols monarch, dies at about 68  

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

1571  Benvenuto Cellini, Ital sculptor/writer (Perseus), dies at 70 on this day in history.  

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