What Happened in February 1813

Historical Events

  • Feb 23 1st US raw cotton-to-cloth mill founded in Waltham, Massachusetts
  • Feb 27 1st federal vaccination legislation enacted
  • Feb 27 US Congress authorizes use of steamboats to transport mail

Famous Birthdays

  • Feb 8 Jacob G. Agarah, Swedish algologist
  • Feb 11 Otto Ludwig, German writer and critic (d. 1865)
  • Feb 13 Charles Pierre Schimpf, governor of Suriname (1855-59)
  • Feb 14 Alexander Sergeyevich Dargomyzhsky, Russian composer, born in Troitsko village, Tula, Russia (d. 1869)
  • Feb 14 John McNeil, American Brevet Major General (Union Army), born in Halifax, Nova Scotia, Canada (d. 1891)
  • Feb 16 Joseph Reid Anderson, Brigadier General (Confederate Army) (d. 1892)
  • Feb 16 Semyon Stepanovich Gulak-Artemovsky, Ukrainian baritone, playwright and composer, born in Gorodishche

Famous Deaths

  • Feb 13 Samuel Ashe, Governor of North Carolina (b. 1725)

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