On This Day

What Happened in February 1805

Historical Events

  • Feb 15 Harmony Society is officially formed.

Famous Birthdays

  • Feb 1 Auguste Blanqui, French revolutionary (workers' leader)
  • Feb 3 Otto Theodor von Manteuffel, Prussian conservative statesman and Minister-President of the Kingdom of Prussia (1850-88), born in Lübben (Spreewald), Electorate of Saxony (d. 1882)
  • Feb 4 Georg Andreas Henkel, German composer (d. 1871)
  • Feb 4 William H Ainsworth, English writer (Old St Paul's, Rookwood)
  • Feb 13 David Dudley Field II, American lawyer, law codifier, born in Haddam, Connecticut (d. 1894)
  • Feb 13 Peter G L Dirichlet, German number theorist/analysist
  • Feb 18 Louis Malesherbes Goldsborough, Rear Admiral (Union Navy)

Angelina Grimké

Feb 20 Angelina Grimké, American abolitionist, women's rights activist and suffragette (An Appeal to the Christian Women of the South), born in Charleston, South Carolina (d. 1879)

  • Feb 21 David Tod, US diplomat and politician (Gov-R-Ohio, 1861-63), born in Youngstown, Ohio (d. 1868)

Famous Deaths

  • Feb 25 Thomas Pownall, British colonial statesman (b. 1722)
  • Feb 27 Stefan Paluselli, Austrian choirmaster, composer, and monk, dies at 57