On This Day

What Happened in February 1736

Historical Events

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

Music Premiere

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

Famous Birthdays

  • Feb 3 Johann Georg Albrechtsberger, Austria organist/composer

Ann Lee

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

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)