On This Day

What Happened in February 1749

Historical Events

  • Feb 28 1st edition of Henry Fieldings' novel "Tom Jones" published

Famous Birthdays

  • Feb 22 Johann Nikolaus Forkel, musicologist/1st biographer of Bach

Famous Deaths

  • Feb 7 Andre Cardinal Destouches, composer, dies at 76
  • Feb 8 Jan van Huysum, Dutch still life painter, dies at 66