On This Day

What Happened in February 1725

Historical Events

  • Feb 20 10 sleeping Indians scalped by whites in New Hampshire for ¬£100 a scalp bounty

Famous Birthdays

  • Feb 4 Dru Drury, English entomologist (d. 1804)
  • Feb 5 James Otis, American lawyer and patriot, born in Barnstable, Massachusetts (d. 1783)

Louis Mandrin

Feb 11 Louis Mandrin, French smuggler considered the French Robin Hood, born in Dauphiné, France (d. 1755)

  • Feb 25 Karl Wilhelm Ramler, German poet (Geistliche Kantaten)
  • Feb 26 Nicolas-Joseph Cugnot, French inventor who designed and built 1st automobile, born in Void, France (d. 1804) [or born September 25]

Famous Deaths

  • Feb 6 Johann Philipp Krieger, German Baroque organist and composer, dies at 75

Peter the Great

Feb 8 Peter the Great [Pyotr Alexeyevich Romanov], Tsar of Russia (1682-1725) dies of uremia at 52