On This Day

What Happened in February 1728

Historical Events

Music releaseMusic 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, Kiel Germany, Russian Tsar (1762) and husband of Catherine the Great
  • Feb 29 Robert Bage, English writer (Criticism by Peter Faulkner)

Famous Deaths

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

Person of interestCotton Mather

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

Puritan Minister Cotton Mather
Puritan Minister
Cotton Mather