February 1802 in History

Events in History

  • Feb 2 1st leopard exhibited in US, Boston (admission 25 cents)
  • Feb 8 Simon Willard patents banjo clock

Birthdays in History

  • Feb 2 Jean-Baptiste JD Boussingault, French chemist
  • Feb 4 Mark Hopkins, American educator/philosopher (Williams College)
  • Feb 11 Lydia Maria Child, American author, journalist and abolitionist (Juvenile Miscellany), born in Medford, Massachusetts (d. 1880)
  • Feb 16 Phineas Parkhurst Quimby, American philosopher (d. 1866)
  • Feb 19 Wilhelm Matthias Naeff, Swiss Federal Councillor (d. 1881)
  • Feb 21 George Douglas Ramsay, Brevet Major general (Union Army), born in Dumfries, Virginia (d. 1882)

Person of interestPerson of Interest

Feb 26 Victor Hugo, French author (Hunchback of Notre Dame, Les Miserables), born in Besançon, France (d. 1885)

Author Victor Hugo
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Victor Hugo
  • Feb 27 William George Frederick Cavendish Bentinck, Lord George Bentinck

Deaths in History

  • Feb 2 Welbore Ellis, 1st Baron Mendip, British statesman (b. 1713)
  • Feb 26 Esek Hopkins, American Revolutionary War admiral and Commander in Chief of the Continental Navy, dies at 83