On This Day

What Happened in February 1825

Historical Events

  • Feb 3 Dutch North Sea coast floods
  • Feb 5 Hannah Lord Montague of NY creates 1st detachable shirt collar

Election of Interest

Feb 9 House of Representatives elects John Quincy Adams 6th US president

  • Feb 12 Creek Indian treaty signed. Tribal chiefs agree to turn over all their land in Georgia to the government & migrate west by Sept 1, 1826
  • Feb 19 Franz Grillparzer's "Konig Ottokars Gluck" premieres in Vienna
  • Feb 22 Russia & Britain establish Alaska-Canada boundary

Famous Birthdays

  • Feb 7 Crystobal Oudrid y Segura, composer
  • Feb 15 Carter Harrison, Sr., American politician (d. 1893)
  • Feb 18 Carl Faust, Prussian military musician and composer (Marsch Gl├╝ck auf - Lucky March), and conductor, born in Neisse, Province of Silesia, Prussia (now Nysa, Poland) (d. 1892)
  • Feb 22 Jean Baptiste Salpointe, second Archbishop of Santa Fe, born in Saint-Maurice de Pionsat, France (d. 1898)
  • Feb 28 Quincy Adams Gillmore, American civil engineer, author, and Major General (Union Army), born in Lorain County, Ohio (d. 1888)

Famous Deaths

  • Feb 5 Pierre Gaveaux, French composer, dies at 64
  • Feb 6 William Eustis, 12th Governor of Massachusetts (1823-25), dies at 71
  • Feb 10 Paul van Hemert, Dutch theologist and philosopher (Kant), dies at 68
  • Feb 16 Georg Gerson, Danish composer, dies at 34
  • Feb 24 Thomas Bowdler, British physician and writer (Family Shakespeare), dies at 70