On This Day

What Happened in February 1768

Historical Events

Historic Event

Feb 11 Samuel Adams letter, circulates around American colonies, opposing Townshend Act taxes

  • Feb 15 1st mustard manufactured in America advertised, Philadelphia
  • Feb 20 1st American chartered fire insurance company opens in Pennsylvania

Historic Event

Feb 29 Polish nobleman Casimir Pulaski joins the Bar Confederation to defend the Polish–Lithuanian Commonwealth against Russian influence


Famous Birthdays

  • Feb 4 Maurits C van Hall, Dutch ruler of Heicop & Boeicop, lawyer/politician
  • Feb 12 Francis II, Florence Italy, last Holy Roman emperor (1792-1806)
  • Feb 13 Édouard Adolphe Casimir Joseph Mortier, French marshal (d. 1835)
  • Feb 15 Jozef B Cannaert [Olim], Flemish lawyer

Famous Deaths

  • Feb 1 Sir Robert Rich, 4th Baronet, British cavalry officer, dies at 82
  • Feb 2 Robert Smith, English mathematician (b. 1689)
  • Feb 8 George Dance the Elder, English architect (b. 1695)
  • Feb 17 Arthur Onslow, English politician (Speaker of the House of Commons 1728-61), dies at 76