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Events in History

  • Feb 3 Philadelphia establishes a "pesthouse" to quarantine immigrants
  • Feb 8 Comet C/1743 C1 approaches within 0.0390 AUs of Earth

Event of interestEvent of Interest

Feb 14 Henry Pelham becomes Britain's First Lord of Treasury

British Prime Minister Henry Pelham
British Prime Minister
Henry Pelham

Birthdays in History


Person of interestPerson of Interest

Feb 13 Joseph Banks, English botanist and naturalist (d. 1820)

Botanist and explorer Joseph Banks
Botanist and explorer
Joseph Banks
  • Feb 23 Mayer Amschel Rothschild, German-born banker (d. 1812)

Deaths in History

  • Feb 18 Anna Maria Luisa de' Medici, last of the Medicis (b. 1667)