On This Day

What Happened on February 7, 1839

Historical Events

Event of interestEvent of Interest

Henry Clay declares in Senate "I had rather be right than president"

Legislator and Orator Henry Clay
Legislator and Orator
Henry Clay

Famous Birthdays

  • Nicolaas G Pierson, Dutch banker/Suriname premier (1897-1901)

Famous Deaths

  • Karl August Nicander, Swedish poet (b. 1799)
1839 Highlights

About February 7, 1839

Day of the Week: Thursday
How Long Ago? 181 years, 9 months and 20 days
Leap Year: No

Star Sign: Aquarius