February 1775 in History

Events in History

  • Feb 8 Leidse U 400th anniversary dinner
  • Feb 9 British Parliament declares Massachusetts colony is in rebellion
  • Feb 15 Angelo Braschi chosen as Pope Pius VI
  • Feb 22 1st US joint stock company (to make cloth) offers shares at 10 cents
  • Feb 22 Jews expelled from outskirts of Warsaw, Poland

Birthdays in History

  • Feb 5 Margaretha J de Neufville, author (Small Pligten)
  • Feb 9 Farkas/Wolfgang Bolyai, Hungary, mathematician (parallel axiom)
  • Feb 10 Charles Lamb, critic/poet/essayist, born in London, England
  • Feb 12 Louisa Adams, US First Lady (1825-29), born in London (d. 1852)
  • Feb 18 Thomas Girtin, artist/watercolorist, born in London, England

Deaths in History

  • Feb 5 Eusebius Amort, German Catholic theologian (b. 1692)
  • Feb 6 William Dowdeswell, English politician (b. 1721)
  • Feb 15 Peter Dens, Flemish Catholic theologian (b. 1690)