On This Day

What Happened in February 1764

Historical Events

  • Feb 15 St. Louis, Missouri founded as a French trading post by Pierre Laclède
  • Feb 21 John Wilkes thrown out of English House of Commons for "Essay on Women"

Famous Birthdays

  • Feb 4 Carel H Verhuell, Dutch/French vice-admiral/minister of Navy
  • Feb 8 Joseph Leopold von Eybler, Austrian composer
  • Feb 11 Marie-Joseph de Chénier, French poet (Caïus Gracchus), born in Constantinople, Ottoman Empire (d. 1811)
  • Feb 15 Jens I Baggesen, Danish writer/linguist (Danske V'rker)
  • Feb 22 Alexander Campbell, composer
  • Feb 28 Robert Haldane, Scottish theologist/philanthropist