What Happened in February 1827

Historical Events

  • Feb 7 Ballet (Deserter) introduced to US at Bowery Theater (NYC)
  • Feb 27 1st Mardi Gras celebration in New Orleans
  • Feb 28 1st commercial railroad in US, Baltimore & Ohio (B&O) chartered

Famous Birthdays

  • Feb 1 Alphonse de Rothschild, French banker
  • Feb 2 Abner Monroe Perrin, Brigadier General (Confederate Army), (d. 1864)
  • Feb 2 Oswald Aschenbach, German painter
  • Feb 10 Peter J Savelberg, Dutch Limburgs monastery founder
  • Feb 19 Charles Robert Woods, Bvt Major General (Union Army), (d. 1855)
  • Feb 20 Edward Stuyvesant Bragg, Brigadier General (Union volunteers), (d. 1912)
  • Feb 22 James Barnet Fry, Bvt Major General (Union Army), (d. 1894)
  • Feb 24 Charles Davis Jameson, Brigadier General (Union volunteers), (d. 1862)
  • Feb 27 Richard W Johnson, Bvt Major General (Union Army), (d. 1897)

Famous Deaths

  • Feb 2 Johann Nepomuk Kalcher, composer, dies at 62
  • Feb 7 Franz Anton Dimmler, composer, dies at 73
  • Feb 17 Johann Heinrich Pestalozzi, Swiss educator, dies at 81
  • Feb 26 David Moritz Michael, composer, dies at 75