On This Day

What Happened in February 1690

Historical Events

  • Feb 8 French and Native American troops set Schenectady settlement New York on fire
  • Feb 8 Lord Halifax resigns as Lord Privy Seal

Famous Birthdays

  • Feb 1 Francesco Maria Veracini, Italian opera composer, born in Florence, Italy (d. 1768)
  • Feb 3 Richard Rawlinson, English minister (d. 1755)
  • Feb 21 Christoph Stoltzenberg, German composer, born in Wertheim (d. 1764)
  • Feb 28 Aleksei P Romanov, Russian son of Tsar Peter the Great

Famous Deaths

  • Feb 7 William Morice, English royalist statesman
  • Feb 22 Charles Le Brun, French classical painter who helped establish the French Royal Academy of Painting and Sculpture, dies at 70