On This Day

What Happened in February 1735

Historical Events

  • Feb 8 First opera performance in North American colonies "Flora" opens in Charleston, South Carolina
  • Feb 18 1st opera performed in America, "Flora", in Charleston, South Carolina

Famous Birthdays

  • Feb 9 Adriaan Kluit, Dutch historian
  • Feb 10 Johann Christoph Kuhnau, Bohemian composer, choral director, novelist and lawyer, born in Geising, Saxony (d. 1722)
  • Feb 25 Ernst Wilhelm Wolf, German composer, born in Grossen Behringen, Thuringia (d. 1792)

Famous Deaths

  • Feb 24 Georg Friedrich Kauffmann, German composer, dies at 56
  • Feb 27 John Arbuthnot, Scottish mathematician and writer (Scriblerus Club), dies at 67