On This Day

What Happened in February 1747

Historical Events

  • Feb 14 Astronomer James Bradley presents his discovery of the wobbling motion of the Earth on its axis to the Royal Society, London

Famous Birthdays

  • Feb 3 Samuel Osgood, American patriot (d. 1813)
  • Feb 17 Narciso Casanovas, composer
  • Feb 28 Justin Morgan, composer

Famous Deaths

  • Feb 1 Jacobus E J Capitein, Dutch slave/vicar/merchant, dies