On This Day

What Happened on February 20, 1839

Historical Events

  • Congress prohibits dueling in District of Columbia

Famous Birthdays

  • Benjamin Waugh, English social reformer who founded the National Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Children, born in Settle, North Yorkshire, England (d. 1908)
1839 Highlights

About February 20, 1839

Day of the Week: Wednesday
How Long Ago? 181 years, 9 months and 13 days
Leap Year: No

Star Sign: Pisces