On This Day

What Happened on February 22, 1839

Famous Birthdays

  • Francis Pharcellus Church, American editor and publisher (The New York Sun - "Yes, Virginia, There Is A Santa Claus"), born in Rochester, New York (d. 1906)
  • Octavius Catto, American educator (Institute for Colored Youth, 1859-71), civil rights activist, and baseball player (Philadelphia Pythians, 1865-71), born in Charleston, South Carolina (d. 1871)
1839 Highlights

About February 22, 1839

Day of the Week: Friday
How Long Ago? 182 years, 5 months and 8 days
Leap Year: No

Star Sign: Pisces