What Happened in February 1796

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Historical Events

  • Feb 1 The capital of Upper Canada is moved from Newark to York.
  • Feb 29 Jay's Treaty proclaimed, settles some differences with England

Famous Birthdays

  • Feb 1 Abraham Emanuel Fröhlich, Swiss poet (d. 1865)
  • Feb 17 Giovanni Pacini, composer
  • Feb 17 Philipp Franz von Siebold, German physician (d. 1866)
  • Feb 20 Eduard W van Dam van Isselt, Dutch military/liberal politician
  • Feb 22 Adolphe Quetelet, Belgium, mathematician/astronomer/statistician
  • Feb 22 Alexis Bachelot, French missionary (d. 1837)
  • Feb 29 [Lambert] Adolphe J Quetelet, Belgian astronomer/meteorology

Famous Deaths

  • Feb 17 James Macpherson, Scottish writer and poet, dies at 59
  • Feb 28 Friedrich Wilhelm Rust, composer, dies at 56