On This Day

What Happened on February 24, 1786

Day of the Week: Friday

Historical Events


AppointmentAppointment of Interest

Charles Cornwallis appointed governor-general of India

General and Colonial Administrator Charles Cornwallis
General and Colonial Administrator
Charles Cornwallis

Famous Birthdays

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

Person of interestWilhelm Grimm

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