On This Day

What Happened in February 1693

Historical Events

  • Feb 8 William & Mary College is chartered in Williamsburg in the Dominion and Colony of Virginia (second in North America)
  • Feb 13 College of William & Mary opens in Williamsburg, Virginia
  • Feb 27 1st women's magazine "Ladies' Mercury" published in London, England

Famous Birthdays

  • Feb 4 George Lillo, bourgeois English dramatist (London Merchant)
  • Feb 7 Anna Ivanova Romanova, Empress of Russia (1730-40) [NS]
  • Feb 24 James Quin, British actor (Covent Garden Theatre), born in London, England (d. 1766)

Famous Deaths

  • Feb 7 Paul Pellisson, French writer, dies at 68
  • Feb 13 Johann Kaspar von Kerll, German composer, dies at 65