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Historical Events Happened In February - 20

Thursday, 24 July 2014

1725  On this day in history 10 sleeping Indians scalped by whites in New Hampshire for £100/scalp bounty  

1725  On this day in history 10 sleeping Indians scalped by whites in NH for £100 a scalp bounty  

1731  On this day in history frederich Karl Erbach, composer, dies at 50  

1732  On this day in history estates of Holland ratifies Treaty of Vienna  

1734  Franz Ignaz Beck, composer on this day in history.  

1737  On this day in history french minister of Finance, Chauvelin, resigns  

1737  Elizabeth Rowe, poet, dies on this day in history.  

1745  On this day in history bonnie Prince Charlie's troops occupy Fort August, Scotland  

1745  On this day in history bonnie Prince Charlies troops occupy Fort August, Scotland  

1745  On this day in history johann Peter Salomon, composer  

1746  On this day in history bonnie Prince Charlie occupies Castle of Inverness  

1746  On this day in history guillaume Coustou Sr, French sculptor (Mary Leszczynska), dies at 68  

1752  On this day in history charles Broche, composer  

1763  On this day in history adalbert Gyrowetz, composer  

1768  First American chartered fire insurance company receives charter (Pennsylvania) on this day in history.  

1768  1st American chartered fire insurance company opens (Penn) on this day in history.  

1770  Ferdinando Carulli, composer on this day in history.  

1773  On this day in history charles Emanuel I, King of Sardinia/Duke of Savoy (CE III), dies at 71  

1779  On this day in history augustus Callcott, landscape painter, Kensington  

1784  On this day in history adam Black, Edinburgh Scotland, politician/publisher  

1786  On this day in history johann Wolfgang Kleinknecht, composer, dies at 70  

1788  On this day in history gijsbert John van Hardenbroeck, Dutch regent (Utrecht), dies at 68  

1790  On this day in history joseph II, Emperor of Holy Roman empire, dies at 48  

1791  Carl Czerny, Vienna Austria, pianist/composer (Schule der Virtuosen) on this day in history.  

1792  US postal service created; postage 6¢-12¢, depending on distance on this day in history.  

1792  US postal service created, postage 6 cents on this day in history.  

1796  Eduard W van Dam van Isselt, Dutch military/liberal politician on this day in history.  

1798  On this day in history louis Alexandre Berthier removes Pope Pius VI from power.  

1802  On this day in history charles-Auguste de Beriot, Belgian violinist/composer  

1803  On this day in history friedrich Theodor Frohlich, composer  

1805  Angelina Grimke, reformer/abolitionist/politician/lawyer on this day in history.  

1808  On this day in history daumier, Marseilles France, artist  

1809  On this day in history the U.S. Supreme Court rules that the federal government's power is greater than any individual state.  

1809  Supreme Court rules federal govt power greater than any state on this day in history.  

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Famous Birthdays In February - 20

Famous People Born On This Day In History

1494  Johan Friis, chancellor (Denmark, helped formed Lutheranism) was born on this day in history.  

1507  Gentile Bellini, Italian artist (Sultan Mohammed II) was born on this day in history.  

1523  On this day in history birth of jan Blahoslav, Czech humanist/bishop (Bohemian brothers)  

1632  On this day in history birth of thomas Osborne, Duke of Leeds, English PM (1690-94)/founder (Tories)  

1633  On this day in history birth of jan de Baen, portrait painter/etcher  

1656  Johannes Schenck, German/Neth composer, baptised was born on this day in history.  

1734  On this day in history birth of franz Ignaz Beck, composer  

1745  On this day in history birth of johann Peter Salomon, composer  

Famous Deaths In February - 20

Famous People Died On This Day In History

1054  On this day in history yaroslav I, the Wise, ruler (Kiev), dies  

1154  On this day in history death of saint Wulfric of Haselbury Plucknett  

1171  On this day in history death of conan IV, Duke of Brittany (b. 1138)  

1194  On this day in history tancredo of Lecce, King of Sicily, dies  

1258  On this day in history death of al-Musta'sim, last Abbasid Caliph of Baghdad  

1408  On this day in history death of henry Percy, 1st Earl of Northumberland, English statesman (b. 1342)  

1431  On this day in history martinus V, [Oddo Colonna], Italian Pope, dies  

1524  On this day in history death of tecún Umán, last leader of the Quiché-Maya