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

Electoral defeatElection of Interest

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

6th US President John Quincy Adams
6th US President
John Quincy Adams
  • 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 22 Jean Baptiste Salpointe, second Archbishop of Santa Fe (d. 1898)
  • Feb 26 Hans Balatka, composer
  • 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 10 Paul van Hemert, Dutch theologist/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