On This Day

What Happened in February 1691

Historical Events

  • Feb 17 Thomas Neale granted English patent for American postal service

Famous Birthdays

  • Feb 27 Edward Cave, English editor and publisher (d. 1754)

Famous Deaths

  • Feb 1 Alexander VIII [Pietro Ottoboni], Italian Pope (1689-91), dies at 80
  • Feb 1 George Etherege, English stage writer (Love in a Tub), dies at 56
  • Feb 8 Carlo Rainaldi, Italian architect and composer, dies at 79