On This Day

Famous People Born in February 1818

  • Feb 6 William Maxwell Evarts, American lawyer & statesman (Union), born in Charlestown, Massachusetts (d. 1901)
  • Feb 8 Austin Blair, Gov/MC (Union), (d. 1894)
  • Feb 10 Isham Green Harris, Gov (Confederacy), (d. 1897)
  • Feb 12 Otto Ludwig, German writer (Die Heiterethei)

Person of interestFrederick Douglass

Feb 14 Frederick Douglass, African-American abolitionist, lecturer and editor who was also an escaped slave (exact birth year unknown), born in Talbot County, Maryland (d. 1895)

Abolitionist Frederick Douglass
Frederick Douglass
  • Feb 23 Jeremy F Gilmer, Maj Gen/Chief Engineer Confederate War Dept