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Events in History

  • Feb 13 Abraham Baldwin selected president of University of Georgia

Event of interestEvent of Interest

Feb 24 Charles Cornwallis appointed governor-general of India

General and Colonial Administrator Charles Cornwallis
General and Colonial Administrator
Charles Cornwallis

Birthdays in History

  • Feb 2 Jacques Philippe Marie Binet, French mathematician (d. 1856)
  • Feb 16 Grand Duchess Maria Pavlovna of Russia (d. 1859)

Person of interestPerson of Interest

Feb 24 Wilhelm Karl Grimm, German story teller (Grimm's Fairy Tales), born in Hanau, Hesse-Cassel, Holy Roman Empire (d. 1859)

  • Feb 24 Martin W. Bates. U.S. Senator from Delaware (d. 1869)
  • Feb 28 D Francois J Arago, French astronomer/physicist/politician

Deaths in History

  • Feb 28 John Gwynn, English architect and engineer (b. 1713)