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Events in History

  • Feb 1 Chinese troops driven out of Vietnam capital Thang Long

Electoral defeatElection of Interest

Feb 4 1st US electoral college chooses George Washington as President and John Adams as Vice-President

First US President George Washington
First US President
George Washington
2nd US President John Adams
2nd US President
John Adams

Birthdays in History

  • Feb 9 Franz Xaver Gabelsberger, German inventor of the stenography (d. 1849)

Deaths in History


Person of interestPerson of Interest

Feb 12 Ethan Allen, American Revolutionary War patriot (lead the Green Mountain Boys), dies of an apoplectic fit at 51

American Revolutionary War Patriot Ethan Allen
American Revolutionary War Patriot
Ethan Allen
  • Feb 19 Nicholas Van Dyke, American lawyer and President of Delaware (b. 1738)