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 and linguist
  • Henry Adams, American historian and writer (Education of Henry Adams), born in Boston, Massachusetts (d. 1918)
1838 Highlights

About February 16, 1838

Day of the Week: Friday
How Long Ago? 184 years, 11 months and 18 days
Leap Year: No

Star Sign: Aquarius