On This Day

What Happened on February 6, 1778

Historical Events

  • Britain declares war on France
  • France recognizes USA, signs Treaty of Alliance in Paris, 1st US treaty

Famous Birthdays

  • Ugo Foscolo, Italian poet (Last Letters of Jacopo Ortis), born in Zakynthos Island, Greece (d. 1827)
1778 Highlights

About February 6, 1778

Day of the Week: Friday
How Long Ago? 243 years, 9 months and 24 days
Leap Year: No

Star Sign: Aquarius