February 1794 in History

Events in History

  • Feb 4 French National Convention proclaims abolishment of slavery
  • Feb 11 1st session of US Senate open to the public
  • Feb 14 1st US textile machinery patent granted, to James Davenport, Phila
  • Feb 26 Christiansborg Castle, Copenhagen burns down.
  • Feb 28 US Senate voids Pennsylvania's election of Abraham Gallatin

Birthdays in History

  • Feb 12 Alexander Petrov, Russian chess player (d. 1867)
  • Feb 20 William Carleton, Irish novelist (d. 1869)
  • Feb 21 Antonio L√≥pez de Santa Anna, President of Mexico who dominated Mexican history in the first half of the 19th century, born in Xalapa, Veracruz (d. 1876)
  • Feb 25 Gerrit Schimmelpenninck, Dutch earl of Nijenhuis/Peckedam