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 L├╝bben (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)
  • Feb 20 Angelina Grimke, reformer/abolitionist/politician/lawyer
  • Feb 21 David Tod, US diplomat/(Gov-R-Ohio, 1861-63)

Famous Deaths

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