What Happened in February 1784

Historical Events

  • Feb 4 1st unmanned balloon flight in Ireland
  • Feb 22 1st US ship to trade with China, "Empress of China", sails from NY

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Feb 28 John Wesley charters Methodist Church

Evangelist John Wesley
Evangelist
John Wesley

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Feb 29 Marquis de Sade transferred from Vincennes fortress to the Bastille

Philosopher and Writer Marquis de Sade
Philosopher and Writer
Marquis de Sade

Famous Birthdays

  • Feb 3 John Fane graaf van Westmorland, English (opera)composer/diplomat
  • Feb 5 Nancy Hanks Lincoln, mother of Abraham Lincoln (d. 1818)
  • Feb 20 Adam Black, politician/publisher, born in Edinburgh, Scotland
  • Feb 27 Elias Annes Borger, Dutch theologist/poet (To the Rhine)
  • Feb 27 Job Plimpton, composer
  • Feb 29 Franz KL von Klenze, German architect (Hermitage, St-Petersburg)

Famous Weddings


HeartWedding of Interest

Feb 16 American Revolutionary War patriot Ethan Allen (46) weds second wife Frances Montresor Brush Buchanan

American Revolutionary War Patriot Ethan Allen
American Revolutionary War Patriot
Ethan Allen

Famous Deaths

  • Feb 13 Charles Gravier, French earl of Vergennes/min of For affairs, dies
  • Feb 24 Anton Laube, Bohemian composer, dies at 65