What Happened in February 1819

Historical Events


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Feb 6 Stamford Raffles founds Singapore as a British trading port

British Statesman and Founder of Singapore Stamford Raffles
British Statesman and Founder of Singapore
Stamford Raffles
  • Feb 19 British explorer William Smith discovers the South Shetland Islands, and claims them in the name of King George III.
  • Feb 22 Spain renounces claims to Oregon Country, Florida (Adams-Onís Treaty)

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Feb 28 1st public performance of a Franz Schubert's song "Schäfers Klageleid"

Composer Franz Schubert
Composer
Franz Schubert

Famous Birthdays

  • Feb 1 Henry Lawrence Eustis, Brigadier General (Union volunteers), (d. 1885)
  • Feb 4 Joshua Norton, SF, Norton I, emperor of USA
  • Feb 8 John Ruskin, writer/critic/artist/Gothic Revivalist (Prerafaelite)
  • Feb 10 Richard Storrs Willis, composer
  • Feb 11 Samuel Parkman Tuckerman, composer
  • Feb 14 James Green Martin, Brigadier General (Confederate Army), (d. 1878)
  • Feb 14 Christopher Sholes, Mooresburg Penn, newspaper man, politician and inventor of the typewriter
  • Feb 18 Joseph Philbrick Webster, composer
  • Feb 19 Mark Prager Lindo, English/Dutch author/novelist/writer
  • Feb 20 Alfred Escher, Swiss politician, railroad entrepreneur (d. 1882)
  • Feb 22 Bernardo Calvo Puig, composer
  • Feb 22 James Russell Lowell, poet/critic/diplomat/abolitionist