On This Day

What Happened in February 1758

Famous Birthdays

  • Feb 1 Agustín de Betancourt, Spanish civil engineer (steam engines, hot air balloons), born in Puerto de la Cruz, Tenerife (d. 1824)
  • Feb 4 Pierre-Gabriel Gardel, French ballet dancer/choreographer
  • Feb 7 Benedikt Emanuel Schack, composer
  • Feb 12 Christian Ignatius Latrobe, English clergyman and composer (Selection of Sacred Music), born in the Fulneck Moravian Settlement, Yorkshire (d. 1836)
  • Feb 17 John Pinkerton, Scottish historian

Famous Deaths

  • Feb 5 Bernhard Christian Weber, composer, dies at 45
  • Feb 10 Thomas Ripley, English architect