On This Day

What Happened in February 1674

Historical Events

  • Feb 9 English reconquer NY from Netherlands
  • Feb 19 Netherlands & England sign Peace of Westminster (NYC becomes English)

Famous Birthdays

  • Feb 21 Johann Augustin Kobelius, composer

Famous Deaths

  • Feb 22 John Wilson, English composer, dies at 78
  • Feb 22 Jean Chapelain, French writer and poet (La Pucelle), dies at 78
  • Feb 24 Matthias Weckmann, German composer (b. 1616)