What Happened in February 1832

Historical Events

  • Feb 6 1st appearance of cholera in Edinburgh, Scotland
  • Feb 6 US ship destroys Sumatran village in retaliation for piracy
  • Feb 12 Ecuador annexes Galapagos Islands
  • Feb 13 First appearance of cholera in London
  • Feb 26 Polish constitution abolished and replaced by Tsar Nicholas I

Event of interestEvent of Interest

Feb 28 Charles Darwin, aboard HMS Beagle, arrives in the town of Salvador in the Brazilian state of Bahia

Naturalist Charles Darwin
Naturalist
Charles Darwin
  • Feb 29 Charles Darwin walks through the tropical forests of Bahia in Brazil, describing the experience as being in "transports of pleasure"

Famous Birthdays

  • Feb 6 John Brown Gordon, Major General (Confederate Army), (d. 1904)
  • Feb 16 Camille Armand Jules Marie de Polignac, Mjr General (Confederate Army)
  • Feb 25 Theodorus J I Arnold, bibliographer (Bibliotheca Belgian)
  • Feb 26 John George Nicolay, German-American author (Abe Lincoln's biographer), born in Essingen, Rhenish Bavaria (d. 1901)
  • Feb 27 Alfred Pollard Edward, Civil War journalist, (d. 1872)

Famous Deaths

  • Feb 1 Ecco Epkema, Dutch classic linguist (Frisian, Old Frisian), dies at 71
  • Feb 1 Archibald Murphey, North Carolina politician (b. 1777)
  • Feb 3 George Crabbe, English poet (Everlasting Mercy), dies at 77
  • Feb 10 Antonio Benedetto Maria Puccini, Italian composer, dies at 84
  • Feb 15 Hardenack Otto Conrad Zinck, German-Danish composer, dies at 85

Person of interestJohann Wolfgang von Goethe

Feb 22 Johann Wolfgang von Goethe, German social philosopher (Faust), dies at 82

Social Philosopher Johann Wolfgang von Goethe
Social Philosopher
Johann Wolfgang von Goethe