Historical Events In February - 04
Friday, 07 August 2020
1703 In Edo (now Tokyo), 46 of the Forty-Seven Ronin commit seppuku (ritual suicide) as recompense for avenging their master's death on this day in history.
1714 On February - 04 duke of Berry, French King Louis XIV's grandson, dies
1746 Robert Blair, Scottish poet (Grave), dies at 46 on February - 04.
1747 On February - 04 tadeusz Kosciusko, Poland, patriot, (NY Bridge)
1751 Blas de Laserna, composer on this day in history.
1758 On February - 04 pierre-Gabriel Gardel, French ballet dancer/choreographer
1764 On this day in history carel H Verhuell, Dutch/French vice-admiral/minister of Navy
1767 On February - 04 johann Franz Volkert, composer
1768 On February - 04 maurits C van Hall, Dutch ruler of Heicop & Boeicop, lawyer/politician
1769 Samuel I Wiselius, Dutch lawyer/businessman/writer on February - 04.
1781 Josef Myslivecek, composer, dies at 43 on February - 04.
1782 On February - 04 british garrison surrenders to French & Spanish fleet
1783 England agrees to end hostilities against the US on this day in history.
1783 England officially proclaims an end to hostilities in America on this day in history.
1783 In Calabria, Italy an earthquate casued 50,000 deaths. One of the world's most destructive earthquakes. A series of six strong earthquakes, occurring over a two-month period, caused massive destruction on this day in history.
1783 On February - 04 worst quake in 8 years kills some 50,000 (Calabria, Italy)
1787 Shays' Rebellion (of debt-ridden Massachusetts farmers) fails on this day in history.
1787 The first Anglican bishops of New York &Pennsylvania consecrated in London on this day in history.
1787 1st Anglican bishops of NY & Pennsylvania consecrated in London on February - 04.
1789 The first electoral college chooses Washington &Adams as President &Vice President on February - 04.
1789 1st electoral college chooses Washington & Adams as Pres & VP on this day in history.
1794 On February - 04 french National Convention proclaims abolishment of slavery
1797 Earthquake in Quito, Ecuador kills 40,000 on this day in history.
1797 On February - 04 earthquake in Quito, Ecuador kills 41,000
1799 Joao Batista da Silva Leitao de Almeida Garret, Portuguese playwright on February - 04.
1802 On February - 04 mark Hopkins, US, educator/philosopher (Williams College)
1803 On this day in history william Dunlap, adapts French melodrama "Voice of Nature"
1805 Georg Andreas Henkel, composer on this day in history.
1810 On February - 04 royal Navy seizes Guadeloupe.
1815 On February - 04 geert Reinders, Dutch cattle breeder/inoculation proponent, dies at 77
1816 Meingosus Gaelle, composer, dies at 63 on this day in history.
1819 Joshua Norton, SF, Norton I, emperor of USA on this day in history.
1822 On this day in history free American Blacks settle Liberia, West Africa
1824 On this day in history j W Goodrich introduces rubber galoshes to the public