What Happened in February 1795

Historical Events

  • Feb 2 Joseph Haydn's 102nd Symphony in B premieres
  • Feb 5 Zealand, Netherlands, surrenders to French general Michaud
  • Feb 7 11th Amendment to US Constitution ratified, affirms power of states
  • Feb 7 Dutch Prince William V accepts British occupation of Dutch Indies
  • Feb 13 1st state university in US opens, University of North Carolina
  • Feb 17 Thomas Seddal harvests 8.3-kg potato from his garden Chester, England
  • Feb 21 Freedom of worship established in France under constitution
  • Feb 25 French Politician and Educator Joseph Lakanal, defines on behalf of the French Revolution an “educational utopia” aiming to “put an end to inequalities of development that affected a citizen's capacities for judgment."

Famous Birthdays

  • Feb 3 Antonio José de Sucre, South American independence leader (d. 1830)
  • Feb 5 Wilhelm Karl Ritter von Haidinger, Austrian mineralogist (d. 1871)
  • Feb 8 Friedlieb F Runge, German chemist (Chinoline)
  • Feb 8 Moritz G [Moses] Saphir, Hungarian journalist/serial writer
  • Feb 10 Ary Scheffer, Dutch painter/etcher/sculptor
  • Feb 15 Charles Niellon, Belgian brigade general (10 day campaign)
  • Feb 18 George Peabody, South Danvers Mass, merchant/philanthropist
  • Feb 21 Francisco Manuel da Silva, composer

Famous Deaths

  • Feb 1 Giacomo Insanguine, composer, dies at 66