What Happened in February 1751

Historical Events

  • Feb 16 1st publication of Thomas Gray's poem "Elegy Written in a Country Church Yard"
  • Feb 25 1st performing monkey exhibited in America, NYC (admission 1 cent)

Famous Birthdays

  • Feb 4 Blas de Laserna, composer
  • Feb 12 Joseph Waast Aubert Nonot, composer
  • Feb 18 Karl Haack, German composer, born in Berlin (d. 1819)
  • Feb 19 Cornelis de Gijselaar, Dutch politician/patriot
  • Feb 20 Johann Heinrich Voß, German poet (d. 1826)

Famous Deaths

  • Feb 9 Henri F D'Aguesseau, Chancellor of France (1717..50), dies at 82