On This Day

What Happened in February 1728

Historical Events

Music Premiere

Feb 28 George Frideric Handel's opera "Siroe, re di Persia" premieres in London

Famous Birthdays

  • Feb 12 √Čtienne-Louis Boull√©e, French architect (d. 1799)
  • Feb 13 John Hunter, Scottish surgeon and founder of pathological anatomy in England, born in Long Calderwood, Scotland (d. 1793)
  • Feb 21 Peter III, German-born Russian Tsar (1762) and husband of Catherine the Great, born in Kiel, Duchy of Holstein-Gottorp (d. 1762)
  • Feb 29 Robert Bage, English writer (Criticism by Peter Faulkner)

Famous Deaths

  • Feb 12 Agostino Steffani, Italian-German diplomat and composer, dies at 73

Cotton Mather

Feb 13 Cotton Mather, American Puritan minister (Salem witchcraft trials), dies at 65