What Happened in February 1808

Historical Events

  • Feb 11 Anthracite coal 1st burned as fuel, experimentally, Wilkes-Barre, Pa

Famous Birthdays

  • Feb 4 Josef Kajetán Tyl, Czech playwright, author of the Czech national anthem(d. 1856)
  • Feb 5 Carl Spitzweg, German painter (d. 1885)
  • Feb 9 Francesco Gomez da Rocha, composer
  • Feb 20 Daumier, Marseilles France, artist
  • Feb 25 James Bowen, Major General (Union volunteers), (d. 1886)
  • Feb 26 Honoré Daumier, French painter, illustrator, and sculptor (d. 1879)
  • Feb 26 Nathan Kelley, American architect, active mainly in Ohio, (d. 1871)

Famous Deaths


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Feb 14 John Dickinson, American lawyer and Governor of Delaware and Pennsylvania, dies at 75

Founding Father of the United States John Dickinson
Founding Father of the United States
John Dickinson