On This Day

Historical Events in February 1812

  • Feb 7 8.2 earthquake shakes New Madrid, Missouri

Historic Event

Feb 7 Poet Lord Byron (6th Baron Byron) makes his maiden speech in House of Lords

  • Feb 11 Massachusetts Governor Elbridge Gerry signs a redistricting bill - first "gerrymander"

Historic Event

Feb 27 The flag of Argentina, created by Manuel Belgrano, is first raised at Rosario