What Happened in February 1796

Historical Events

  • Feb 1 The capital of Upper Canada is moved from Newark to York
  • Feb 29 Jay's Treaty proclaimed, settles some differences with England

Famous Birthdays

  • Feb 1 Abraham Emanuel Fröhlich, Swiss poet (d. 1865)
  • Feb 17 Giovanni Pacini, Italian opera composer (Saffo), and educator, born in Catania, Sicily (d. 1867)
  • Feb 17 Philipp Franz von Siebold, German physician (d. 1866)
  • Feb 20 Eduard W van Dam van Isselt, Dutch military/liberal politician
  • Feb 22 Adolphe Quetelet, Belgian astronomer, mathematician and sociologist (body mass index scale), born in Ghent, French Republic (d. 1874)
  • Feb 22 Alexis Bachelot, French missionary (d. 1837)

Famous Deaths

  • Feb 17 James Macpherson, Scottish writer and poet, dies at 59
  • Feb 28 Friedrich Wilhelm Rust, German violinist and composer, dies at 56