On This Day

What Happened in February 1747

Historical Events

Scientific Discovery

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, Spanish keyboard player, composer, and Benedictine monk, born in Sabadell, Spain (d. 1799)
  • Feb 28 Justin Morgan, American composer and horse breeder, born in West Springfield, Massachusetts (d. 1798)

Famous Deaths

  • Feb 1 Jacobus Capitein, Dutch Christian minister, dies at ~30