February 1783 in History

Events in History


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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

Birthdays in History

  • Feb 9 Vasily Zhukovsky, Russian poet (d. 1852)
  • Feb 10 Fyodor Petrovich Tolstoy, Russian painter (d. 1873)
  • Feb 11 Jarena Lee, African American travelling minister
  • Feb 21 Princess Catharina of W├╝rttemberg, Queen consort of Westphalia (d. 1835)

Deaths in History

  • Feb 6 Lancelot "Capability" Brown, English architect (Kew), dies at about 67