February 1831 in History

Events in History

  • Feb 5 Jan van Speijk blows up his gunboat in Antwerp, killing about 30
  • Feb 7 Belgium adopts its Constitution
  • Feb 14 Ras Marye of Yejju marches into Tigray and defeats and kills Dejazmach Sabagadis in the Battle of Debre Abbay.
  • Feb 19 1st practical US coal-burning locomotive makes 1st trial run, Penn
  • Feb 20 Polish revolutionaries defeat Russians in battle of Growchow

Birthdays in History

  • Feb 3 Cyrus Ballou Comstock, Bvt Mjr Gen (Union volunteers), (d. 1910)
  • Feb 4 Oliver Ames, 35th Governor of Massachusetts (d. 1895)
  • Feb 13 John Aaron Rawlins, Bvt Major General (Union Army), (d. 1869)
  • Feb 16 Nikolai Leskow, writer
  • Feb 23 Hendrik W Mesdag, Dutch painter (Panorama Mesdag)
  • Feb 24 Georg Leo earl von Caprivi, German chancellor/premier of Prussia
  • Feb 27 Hiram Bond Everest, American co-founder of The Vacuum Oil Company (d. 1913)

Deaths in History

  • Feb 5 John CJ van Speijk, commits suicide at 29
  • Feb 14 Vincente Guerrero, Mexican revolutionary hero, dies
  • Feb 15 Henry Maudslay, inventor (metal lathe), dies