On This Day

What Happened in February 1747

Historical Events


InventionScientific Discovery

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

Astronomer James Bradley
Astronomer
James Bradley

Famous Birthdays

  • Feb 3 Samuel Osgood, American patriot (d. 1813)
  • Feb 17 Narciso Casanovas, composer
  • Feb 28 Justin Morgan, American composer and horse breeder, born in West Springfield, Massachusetts (d. 1798)

Famous Deaths

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