Historical Events in February 1787

  • Feb 2 Arthur St. Clair is elected the 9th President of the President of the Continental Congress under the Articles of Confederation.
  • Feb 4 1st Anglican bishops of NY & Pennsylvania consecrated in London
  • Feb 4 Shays' Rebellion (of debt-ridden Massachusetts farmers) fails
  • Feb 18 Austrian emperor Jozef II bans children under 8 from labor
  • Feb 28 The charter establishing the institution now known as the University of Pittsburgh is granted.