On This Day

What Happened in February 1800

Famous Birthdays


Person of interestWilliam Henry Fox Talbot

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

Photography Pioneer William Henry Fox Talbot
Photography Pioneer
William Henry Fox Talbot
  • 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, Brigadier General (Confederate Army), (d. 1865)

Famous Deaths

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