What Happened in February 1822

Historical Events

  • Feb 4 Free American Blacks settle Liberia, West Africa
  • Feb 9 American Indian Society organizes
  • Feb 9 Haiti invades the newly founded Dominican Republic.
  • Feb 23 Boston, Massachusetts, is incorporated as a city

Famous Birthdays

  • Feb 7 Joaquin y Garbayo Gaztambide, composer
  • Feb 8 Maxime Du Camp, France, writer/traveler (Les Buveurs de Cendres)
  • Feb 9 Charles T Stork, Dutch industrialist
  • Feb 13 Lev A Mej, Russian nobleman/poet
  • Feb 15 Theodor Uhlig, composer
  • Feb 16 Francis Galton, anthropologist & geneticist, born in Birmingham, England
  • Feb 16 James Patton Anderson, Major General (Confederate Army), (d. 1872)
  • Feb 22 Adolf Kuszmaul, German physician (stomach pump, Kuszmaul disease)
  • Feb 27 Eugene Gautier, composer
  • Feb 28 Matthew Duncan Ector, Brigadier General (Confederate Army), (d. 1879)

Famous Deaths

  • Feb 2 Jean-Baptiste Davaux, composer, dies at 79
  • Feb 5 Ali Pasha of Janina, (Napoleon, Lord Byron), dies at about 77
  • Feb 10 Albert-Kasimir, duke of Saxon-Teschen/governor of Hungary, dies at 83
  • Feb 19 Jeronymo Francisco de Lima, composer, dies at 78
  • Feb 22 Johann Ignaz Walter, composer, dies at 66