On This Day

What Happened in February 1704

Historical Events

  • Feb 28 Frenchman Elias Neau opens a school for blacks in NYC
  • Feb 28 Indians attack Deerfield, Massachusetts, killing 40, kidnapping 100
  • Feb 29 French & Indians attack Deerfield, Massachusetts, kill 50, abduct 100

Famous Birthdays

  • Feb 12 Charles Pinot Duclos, French writer (d. 1772)
  • Feb 24 Hubert Renotte, Flemish composer and organist, born in Li├Ęge (d. 1745)
  • Feb 28 Louis Godin, French astronomer (d. 1760)

Famous Deaths

  • Feb 2 Guillaume F A de l'Hospital, French mathematician, dies at about 62
  • Feb 23 Georg Muffat, French/German organist/composer, dies at 50
  • Feb 24 Marc-Antoine Charpentier, French composer (church music), dies