On This Day

What Happened on February 24, 1786

Historical Events

Appointment of Interest

Charles Cornwallis appointed governor-general of India

Famous Birthdays

  • Martin W. Bates. U.S. Senator from Delaware (d. 1869)

Wilhelm Grimm

Wilhelm Grimm, German story teller (Grimm's Fairy Tales), born in Hanau, Hesse-Cassel, Holy Roman Empire (d. 1859)

1786 Highlights

About February 24, 1786

Day of the Week: Friday
How Long Ago? 235 years, 9 months and 6 days
Leap Year: No

Star Sign: Pisces