What Happened in February 1775

Historical Events

  • Feb 9 British Parliament declares Massachusetts colony is in rebellion
  • Feb 15 Angelo Braschi chosen as Pope Pius VI
  • Feb 22 1st US joint stock company (to make cloth) offers shares at 10 cents
  • Feb 22 Jews expelled from outskirts of Warsaw, Poland

Famous Birthdays

  • Feb 5 Margaretha J de Neufville, author (Small Pligten)
  • Feb 9 Farkas/Wolfgang Bolyai, Hungarian mathematician (parallel axiom)
  • Feb 10 Charles Lamb, British critic/poet/essayist (Essays of Elia), born in London, England (d. 1834)
  • Feb 12 Louisa Adams, US First Lady (1825-29), born in London (d. 1852)
  • Feb 18 Thomas Girtin, artist/watercolorist, born in London, England

Famous Deaths

  • Feb 5 Eusebius Amort, German Catholic theologian (b. 1692)
  • Feb 6 William Dowdeswell, English politician (b. 1721)
  • Feb 15 Peter Dens, Flemish Catholic theologian, dies at 84