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What Happened on February 14, 1797

Historical Events


Victory in battleVictory in Battle

The Battle of Cape St Vincent: British fleet under Admiral Sir John Jervis defeats larger Spanish fleet under Admiral Don José de Córdoba y Ramos near Cape St. Vincent, Portugal. Captain Horatio Nelson distinguishes himself.

British Admiral Horatio Nelson
British Admiral
Horatio Nelson

1797 Highlights

About February 14, 1797

Day of the Week: Tuesday
How Long Ago? 223 years, 3 months and 11 days
Leap Year: No

Star Sign: Aquarius