Historical Events in February 1783

Event of interestEvent of Interest

Feb 1 William Herschel announces star Lambda Herculis as apex

Astronomer William Herschel
Astronomer
William Herschel
  • Feb 3 Spain recognizes US independence
  • Feb 4 Worst quake in 8 years kills some 50,000 (Calabria, Italy)
  • Feb 5 Earthquakes ravage Calabria, killing 30,000
  • Feb 5 Sweden recognizes US independence