What Happened on February 7, 1839

Day of the Week: Thursday

Historical Events


Event of interestEvent of Interest

Henry Clay declares in Senate "I had rather be right than president"

Legislator and Orator Henry Clay
Legislator and Orator
Henry Clay

Famous Birthdays

  • Nicolaas G Pierson, Dutch banker/Suriname premier (1897-1901)

Famous Deaths

  • Karl August Nicander, Swedish poet (b. 1799)