What Happened in February 1789

Historical Events

  • Feb 1 Chinese troops driven out of Vietnam capital Thang Long
  • Feb 4 1st US electoral college chooses Washington & Adams as President and Vice-President

Famous Birthdays

  • Feb 1 Hippolyte-Andre-Baptiste Chelard, composer
  • Feb 8 Ludwig Wilhelm Maurer, composer
  • Feb 9 Franz Xaver Gabelsberger, German inventor of the stenography (d. 1849)
  • Feb 15 Friedrich Fesca, composer

Famous Deaths

  • Feb 2 Armand-Louis Couperin, Fren composer/organist (Notre Dame), dies at 63

Person of interestPerson of Interest

Feb 12 Ethan Allen, American Revolutionary War patriot (lead the Green Mountain Boys), dies of an apoplectic fit at 51

American Revolutionary War Patriot Ethan Allen
American Revolutionary War Patriot
Ethan Allen
  • Feb 19 Nicholas Van Dyke, American lawyer and President of Delaware (b. 1738)