On This Day

What Happened on February 16, 1857

Historical Events

  • Gallaudet College (National Deaf Mute college) forms in Washington, D.C.

Famous Deaths

  • Auguste-Gaspard-Louis Desnoyers, French engraver, dies at 77
  • Elisha Kent Kane, Arctic explorer (Kane Basin), dies at 37
1857 Highlights

About February 16, 1857

Day of the Week: Monday
How Long Ago? 163 years, 11 months and 8 days
Leap Year: No

Star Sign: Aquarius