On This Day

What Happened in February 1830

Historical Events

  • Feb 3 The sovereignty of Greece confirmed in a London Protocol

Historic Event

Feb 15 Beginning of the famous debate between French naturalists Georges Cuvier and √Čtienne Geoffroy Saint-Hilaire on animal structure

Theater Premiere

Feb 25 Victor Hugo's play "Hernani" premieres in Paris


Famous Birthdays

Robert Gascoyne-Cecil

Feb 3 Robert Gascoyne-Cecil, 3rd Marquess of Salisbury, British Prime Minister (Conservative: 1885-86, 1886-92 and 1895-1902), born in Hatfield, England (d. 1903)

  • Feb 6 Marcellus Monroe Crocker, American Brigadier General (Union Army), born in Franklin, Indiana (d. 1865)
  • Feb 9 Abd-ul-Aziz, Ottoman Sultan (d. 1876)
  • Feb 11 Hans Bronsart von Schellendorf, composer
  • Feb 11 Peter Arnold Heise, composer

Famous Deaths

  • Feb 7 Marcus Antonio da Fonseca Portugal, Portuguese composer, dies at 67
  • Feb 18 Charles de Merode, Earl of Merode, Mayor of Brussels and French Senator, dies at 67