On This Day

What Happened in February 1824

Historical Events

  • Feb 4 J W Goodrich introduces rubber galoshes to public

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Feb 10 Simón Bolívar named dictator by the Congress of Peru

Military and Political Leader Simón Bolívar
Military and Political Leader
Simón Bolívar
  • Feb 16 Athenaeum club founded in London

Famous Birthdays

  • Feb 3 George Thomas "Tige" Anderson, Brigadier General (Confederate Army)
  • Feb 3 Nathan George "Shanks" Evans, American Brigadier-General (Confederate States Army), born in Marion County, South Carolina (d. 1868)
  • Feb 3 Ranald MacDonald, Canadian-born Scottish educator and interpreter (d. 1894)
  • Feb 7 William Higgins, discoverer (nature of spiral nebulae)
  • Feb 8 Barnard Elliot Bee, Brigadier General (Confederate Army), (d. 1861)
  • Feb 10 Samuel Plimsoll, inventor (Plimsoll line for ships), born in Bristol, England
  • Feb 12 Dayananda Sarasvati, Indian hindu leader, founder of Arya Samaj reform movement, born in Tantara, India (d. 1883)
  • Feb 14 Winfield Scott Hancock, American politician and Major General (Union Army), born in Montgomeryville, Pennsylvania (d. 1886)
  • Feb 16 Peter Kozler, Slovenian cartographer and geographer (d. 1879)
  • Feb 17 William Farrar "Baldy" Smith, American Major General (Union Army), born in St. Albans, Vermont (d. 1903)
  • Feb 22 Pierre Janssen, French astronomer, discovered helium, born in Paris, France (d. 1907)
  • Feb 23 Herman N van der Tuuk, Dutch philologist (Tobasch' Grammar)
  • Feb 23 Lewis Cass Hunt, American Brigadier General (Union Army), born in Brown County Wisconsin (d. 1886)
  • Feb 24 John Crawford Vaughn, Brigadier General (Confederate Army), (d. 1875)
  • Feb 26 Carlos Calvo, Argentine diplomat and human rights scholar (Calvo Clause)
  • Feb 28 Charles Blondin, French acrobat and tight rope walker, born in St. Omer (d. 1897)
  • Feb 28 John Creed Moore, Brigadier General (Confederate Army), (d. 1910)

Famous Deaths

  • Feb 1 Maria Theresia von Paradis, Austrian musician & composer, dies at 64
  • Feb 8 Rhijnvis Feith, Dutch mayor/writer (Zwolle, Julia), dies at 71
  • Feb 9 Anna Katharina Emmerick, Roman Catholic Augustinian Canoness Regular of Windesheim, Marian visionary, ecstatic and stigmatist, dies at 49
  • Feb 20 Bogislav Friedrich Emanuel von Tauentzien, Prussian general of the Napoleonic Wars, dies at 63
  • Feb 21 Eugène de Beauharnais, stepson of NapoleonI (son of Alexandre de Beauharnais and Joséphine Tascher de la Pagerie), dies at 42
  • Feb 22 John Davy, English composer, dies at 60