On This Day

What Happened in February 1770

Famous Birthdays

  • Feb 5 Alexandre Brongniart, mineralogist/geologist (Tertiary), born in Paris, France
  • Feb 18 Johann Christian Heinrich Rinck, composer
  • Feb 20 Ferdinando Carulli, composer
  • Feb 22 Jan Matyas Nepomuk August Vitasek, composer
  • Feb 26 Antoine Reicha, composer

Famous Deaths

  • Feb 22 Christopher Snider, 11, Boston, becomes 1st martyr of US Revolution
  • Feb 26 Francois Hanot, French composer and violinist, dies at 72
  • Feb 26 Giuseppe Tartini, Venetian Baroque composer and violinist (Trillo del Diavolo), dies at 77