What Happened in February 1828

Historical Events

  • Feb 18 More than 100 vessels destroyed in a storm, Gibraltar
  • Feb 21 1st American Indian newspaper in US, "Cherokee Phoenix", published
  • Feb 22 Russia & Persia sign Peace of Turkmantsjai
  • Feb 28 Franz Grillparzer's "Ein Treuer Diener" premieres in Vienna

Famous Birthdays

  • Feb 8 Antonio Cagnoni, composer

Person of interestPerson of Interest

Feb 8 Jules Verne, writer "Father of Science Fiction" (Around the World in 80 days), born in Nantes, France

Novelist Jules Verne
Jules Verne
  • Feb 12 George Meredith, England, poet/novelist (Shaving of Shagpat)
  • Feb 12 Robert Ransom Jr, Major General (Confederate Army), (d. 1892)
  • Feb 14 Edmond Fran├žois Valentin About, French writer (d. 1885)
  • Feb 15 Johan H van Dale, schoolmaster (New Dutch Language Dictionary)
  • Feb 19 Johannes von Miquel, German politician
  • Feb 22 Robert Alexander Cameron, Bvt Mjr Gen (Union volunteers), (d. 1894)
  • Feb 29 Antonio Guzman Blanco, president Venezuela

Famous Weddings

  • Feb 25 6th US President John Quincy Adam's son John marries in the White House

Famous Deaths

  • Feb 2 Frederik Sigismund earl of Bylandt, vice-admiral, dies at 78