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Historical Events Happened In February - 14

Monday, 22 December 2014

1711  Handels opera Rinaldo, premieres on this day in history.  

1711  Handel's opera Rinaldo, premieres on February - 14.  

1743  Henry Pelham becomes British Prime Minister on February - 14.  

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

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

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  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  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  Fernando Joseph Maria Sor, composer on this day in history.  

1779  On February - 14 james Cook, Scottish explorer killed by Native Hawaiians near Kealakekua on the Island of Hawaii at 50  

1780  On this day in history william Blackstone, English lawyer, dies at 56  

1790  On February - 14 capel Bond, composer, dies at 59  

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

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  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  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 February - 14.  

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  James Green Martin, Brig General (Confederate Army), died in 1878 on this day in history.  

1820  On February - 14 charles F, Duke of Berry, murdered at 42  

1824  Winfield Scott Hancock, Mjr General (Union volunteers), died in 1886 on this day in history.  

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  Johann Werner, German mathematician (d. 1522) was born on this day in history.  

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

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

1513  Domenico Maria Ferrabosco, Italian composer was born on this day in history.  

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

1533  On this day in history birth of christianus Adrichomius, Dutch priest/writer (Vita Jesu Christi)  

1546  On this day in history birth of johann Pistorius, German theologist/historian  

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  On February - 14 cyrillus, Greek apostle of Slaves, dies  

1317  Death of Marguerite of France, queen of Edward I of England (b. 1282) on February - 14.  

1400  Death of Richard II, king of England (1377-99), murdered at age 33 at Pontefract Castle on February - 14.  

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

1676  Death of Abraham Bosse, French engraver and artist on February - 14.