What Happened in February 1808

Historical Events

  • Feb 11 Anthracite coal 1st burned as fuel, experimentally, Wilkes-Barre, Pennsylvania

Famous Birthdays

  • Feb 4 Josef Kajetán Tyl, Czech playwright, author of the Czech national anthem(d. 1856)
  • Feb 5 Carl Spitzweg, German painter (d. 1885)
  • Feb 9 Francesco Gomez da Rocha, composer
  • Feb 20 Daumier, Marseilles France, artist
  • Feb 25 James Bowen, American Major General (Union Army), born in Manhattan, New York (d. 1886)
  • Feb 26 Honoré Daumier, French painter, illustrator, and sculptor (d. 1879)
  • Feb 26 Nathan Kelley, American architect, active mainly in Ohio, (d. 1871)

Famous Deaths


Person of interestJohn Dickinson

Feb 14 John Dickinson, American lawyer and Governor of Delaware and Pennsylvania, dies at 75

Founding Father of the United States John Dickinson
Founding Father of the United States
John Dickinson