What Happened in February 1811

Historical Events

  • Feb 2 Russian settlers establish Ft Ross trading post, north of SF
  • Feb 11 President Madison prohibits trade with Britain for 3rd time in 4 years
  • Feb 20 Austria declares bankruptcy

Famous Birthdays

  • Feb 3 Horace Greeley, editor ("Go west, young man")
  • Feb 6 Henry George Liddell, father of the Alice in Alice in Wonderland (d. 1898)
  • Feb 8 Edwin Denison Morgan, Sect of War (Confederacy), (d. 1883)
  • Feb 15 Domingo F Sarmiento, President of Argentina (1868-74)
  • Feb 23 George Washington Hewitt, composer
  • Feb 24 Daniel A Payne, Bishop/reformer/educator of AME Church
  • Feb 24 Edward Dickinson Baker, Major General (Union volunteers), (d. 1861)
  • Feb 25 Carl Schuberth, composer

Famous Deaths

  • Feb 9 Nevil Maskelyne, 5th Astronomer Royal of England (1765-1811), dies