What Happened in February 1791

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Historical Events

  • Feb 17 Messier catalogs M83 (spiral galaxy in Hydra)
  • Feb 25 1st Bank of US chartered

Famous Birthdays

  • Feb 1 Charles J Sax, Belgian music instrument builder
  • Feb 12 Jan D Zocher Jr, Dutch garden architect (Vondelpark, Amsterdam)
  • Feb 12 Peter Cooper, American industrialist, inventor and philanthropist (Cooper Union, steam locomotive), born in NYC, New York (d. 1883)
  • Feb 20 Carl Czerny, pianist/composer (Schule der Virtuosen), born in Vienna, Austria

Famous Deaths

  • Feb 16 Richard earl d'Alton, Austria general of S Neth, commits suicide at 58