On This Day

What Happened in February 1790

Historical Events

  • Feb 1 US Supreme Court convenes for 1st time (NYC)
  • Feb 11 Society of Friends petitions Congress for abolition of slavery

Famous Birthdays

  • Feb 11 Ignaz Assmayer, composer
  • Feb 16 Chretien Urhan, composer
  • Feb 18 Marshall Hall, Basford Nottinghamshire, physician

Famous Deaths

  • Feb 5 William Cullen, Scottish physician and chemist, dies at 79
  • Feb 14 Capel Bond, composer, dies at 59
  • Feb 18 Wilhelm Gottfried Enderle, German composer and violinist, dies at 67
  • Feb 19 Jean-Baptiste Krumpholtz, Czech composer, dies at 47
  • Feb 20 Joseph II, Emperor of Holy Roman empire, dies at 48
  • Feb 21 Johann Friedrich Klöffler, German composer, dies at 64