Historical Events in February 1844

  • Feb 3 Hector Berlioz' "Carnaval Romain" premieres in Paris
  • Feb 14 Lt. John C. Frémont first European to discover Lake Tahoe in the US
  • Feb 27 Dominican Republic gains independence from Haiti (National Day)
  • Feb 28 12-inch gun aboard USS Princeton explodes, killing Secretary of State Abel P. Upshur, Secretary of the Navy Thomas Gilmer, and other high-ranking U.S. federal officials
  • Feb 28 6th Grand National: Mr John Crickmere aboard Discount wins