On This Day

What Happened in February 1756

Famous Birthdays


Person of interestAaron Burr

Feb 6 Aaron Burr, 3rd US Vice President (D-R: 1801-05) who killed Alexander Hamilton in a pistol duel, born in Newark, New Jersey (d. 1836)

3rd Vice President of the United States Aaron Burr
3rd Vice President of the United States
Aaron Burr
  • Feb 9 Karel Blazej Kopriva, Czech organist and composer, born in CĂ­toliby, Czech Republic (d. 1785)
  • Feb 22 Georg Friedrich von Martens, German diplomat (d. 1821)
  • Feb 23 Joannes van der Linden, Dutch lawyer and judge (Ware Pleiter), born in Zuid-Scharwoude, North Holland (d. 1835)

Famous Deaths

  • Feb 25 Eliza Haywood, English actress and novelist (Love in Excess; or, The Fatal Enquiry), dies at 63