On This Day

What Happened in February 1736

Historical Events

  • Feb 5 Methodists John and Charles Wesley arrive in Savannah, Georgia

Music releaseMusic Premiere

Feb 19 George Frideric Handel's "Alexander's Feast" premieres at the Covent Garden Theatre, London

Famous Birthdays

  • Feb 3 Johann Georg Albrechtsberger, Austria organist/composer

Person of interestAnn Lee

Feb 29 Ann Lee, American Founder of the Shakers, born in Manchester, England (d. 1784)

Founder of the Shakers Ann Lee
Founder of the Shakers
Ann Lee

Famous Weddings

  • Feb 12 Maria Theresa Habsburg marries French Stefanus (emperor Francois I)

Famous Deaths

  • Feb 7 Stephen Gray, English astronomer and scientist (b. 1666)