On This Day

What Happened on February 14, 1859

Historical Events

  • Oregon admitted as 33rd state of the Union

Famous Birthdays

  • George Washington Gale Ferris Jr., American engineer and inventor (Ferris Wheel), born in Galesburg, Illinois (d. 1896)
1859 Highlights

About February 14, 1859

Day of the Week: Monday
How Long Ago? 162 years, 9 months and 17 days
Leap Year: No

Star Sign: Aquarius