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Historical Events

  • Feb 9 France & Austria sign Peace of Luneville

Electoral defeatElection of Interest

Feb 17 US House of Representatives breaks electoral college tie, chooses Thomas Jefferson President over Aaron Burr

3rd US President Thomas Jefferson
3rd US President
Thomas Jefferson
3rd Vice President of the United States Aaron Burr
3rd Vice President of the United States
Aaron Burr
  • Feb 27 Washington, D.C. placed under Congressional jurisdiction

Famous Birthdays

  • Feb 1 Adolf Fredrik Lindblad, composer
  • Feb 1 Thomas Cole, US, romantic landscape painter (Hudson River School)
  • Feb 1 Émile Littré, French lexicographer (d. 1881)
  • Feb 7 John Rylands, England, merchant/philanthropist
  • Feb 21 Johann Wenzel Kalliwoda, composer
  • Feb 21 John Henry Newman, England, cardinal/author (Dream of Gerontius)

Famous Deaths

  • Feb 7 Daniel Chodowiecki, Polish painter (b. 1726)
  • Feb 8 Johann Chrysostomus Drexel, composer, dies at 43