On This Day

What Happened in February 1800

Famous Birthdays

William Henry Fox Talbot

Feb 11 William Henry Fox Talbot, English photographic pioneer, born in Dorset, England (d. 1877)

  • Feb 14 Emory Washburn, 22nd Governor of Massachusetts (1854-55), born in Leicester, Massachusetts (d. 1877)
  • Feb 15 Frederik W Conrad, Dutch hydraulic engineer/railway pioneer
  • Feb 21 John Henry Winder, American Brigadier General (Confederate Army), born in Somerset County, Maryland (d. 1865)

Famous Deaths

  • Feb 23 Joseph Warton, English literary critic (b. 1722)