On This Day

What Happened on February 16, 1838

Historical Events

  • Kentucky passes law permitting women to attend school under conditions
  • Weenen Massacre: Hundreds of Voortrekkers along the Blaukraans River, Natal are killed by Zulu warriors

Famous Birthdays

  • Arnoldus Pannevis, South African ship's doctor/linguist
  • Henry Adams, historian, writer (Education of Henry Adams), born in Boston, Massachusetts
1838 Highlights

About February 16, 1838

Day of the Week: Friday
How Long Ago? 182 years, 5 months and 16 days
Leap Year: No

Star Sign: Aquarius