On This Day

What Happened in February 1822

Historical Events

  • Feb 4 Free American Blacks settle Liberia, West Africa
  • Feb 9 American Indian Society organizes
  • Feb 9 Haiti invades the newly founded Dominican Republic.
  • Feb 23 Boston, Massachusetts, is incorporated as a city

Famous Birthdays

  • Feb 7 Joaquin y Garbayo Gaztambide, composer
  • Feb 8 Maxime Du Camp, French writer/traveler (Les Buveurs de Cendres)
  • Feb 9 Charles T Stork, Dutch industrialist
  • Feb 13 Lev A Mej, Russian nobleman/poet
  • Feb 15 Theodor Uhlig, German composer and violinist, born in Wurzen, Saxony (d. 1853)
  • Feb 16 Francis Galton, British anthropologist and geneticist (eugenics), born in Birmingham, England (d. 1911)
  • Feb 16 James Patton Anderson, Major General (Confederate Army), (d. 1872)
  • Feb 22 Adolf Kuszmaul, German physician (stomach pump, Kuszmaul disease)
  • Feb 27 Eugene Gautier, composer
  • Feb 28 Matthew Duncan Ector, Brigadier General (Confederate Army), (d. 1879)

Famous Deaths

  • Feb 2 Jean-Baptiste Davaux, French classical composer, dies at 79
  • Feb 5 Ali Paşa Tepelenë, known as 'The Lion of Janina", Ottoman Albanian ruler, Pasha of Yanina (1788-1822), dies aged somewhere between 78-82
  • Feb 10 Albert Casimir, Duke of Teschen and Governor of the Austrian Netherlands, dies at 83
  • Feb 19 Jeronymo Francisco de Lima, Portuguese composer, dies at 78
  • Feb 22 Johann Ignaz Walter, German opera singer and composer, dies at 66
  • Feb 24 Thomas Coutts, Anglo-Scottish banker (Coutts & Co.), dies at 86