On This Day

Historical Events in February 1794

Historic Event

Feb 4 French National Convention proclaims abolition of slavery

  • Feb 10 Joseph Haydn's 99th Symphony in E premieres
  • Feb 11 1st session of US Senate open to the public
  • Feb 14 1st US textile machinery patent granted, to James Davenport, Philadelphia
  • Feb 26 Christiansborg Castle, Copenhagen burns down
  • Feb 28 US Senate voids Pennsylvania's election of Abraham Gallatin