On This Day

What Happened in February 1732

Historical Events

  • Feb 1 Parliament of Ratisborn accepts Pragmatic Sanctions
  • Feb 2 King Frederik Willem I moves Lutherans towards East-Prussia
  • Feb 20 Estates of Holland ratifies Treaty of Vienna
  • Feb 26 1st mass celebrated in 1st American Catholic church, St Joseph's, Philadelphia

Famous Birthdays

  • Feb 5 Nathanael Gottfried Gruner, composer
  • Feb 6 Charles Lee, General in the American Revolution, born in Darnhall, United Kingdom (d. 1782)

Person of interestGeorge Washington

Feb 22 George Washington, 1st President of the United States (1789-97) and Commander-in-Chief of the Continental Army, born in Westmoreland, Virginia (d. 1799)

First US President George Washington
First US President
George Washington
  • Feb 25 Robert Hudson, British composer, born in London, England (d. 1815)

Famous Deaths

  • Feb 13 Charles-RenĂ© d'Hozier, French historian (b. 1640)
  • Feb 17 Louis Marchand, French Baroque musician and composer, dies at 63
  • Feb 22 Francis Atterbury, English bishop and man of letters (b. 1663)
  • Feb 24 Colonel Francis Charteris, known as "The Rape-Master General". (b. 1675)