On This Day

What Happened in February 1793

Historical Events

  • Feb 1 France declares war on Great Britain and Netherlands
  • Feb 1 Patent granted Ralph Hodgson, NY, for oiled silk & linen
  • Feb 11 Prussian troops occupy Venlo, Netherlands
  • Feb 12 1st US fugitive slave law passed; requires return of escaped slaves
  • Feb 24 French troops conquer Breda

Event of interestEvent of Interest

Feb 25 1st US cabinet meeting, held at George Washington's home

First US President George Washington
First US President
George Washington

Famous Birthdays

  • Feb 6 Pietro Rovelli, Italian composer, born in Parma, Italy (d. 1838)

Famous Deaths

  • Feb 1 William Wildman Shute Barrington, British statesman (b. 1717)
  • Feb 2 William Aiton, English botanist (Kew Gardens), dies at 61
  • Feb 6 Carlo Goldoni, Italian playwright and librettist (Belisario, Servant of Two Masters), dies at 85