On This Day

Historical Events in February 1844

Event of interestEvent of Interest

Feb 3 Hector Berlioz's "Carnaval Romain" premieres in Paris

Composer Hector Berlioz
Hector Berlioz

DiscoveryHistoric Expedition

Feb 14 John C. Frémont and his party become the first Europeans to discover Lake Tahoe during his second expedition through the American West

Frontiersman Kit Carson
Kit Carson
  • Feb 27 Dominican Republic gains independence from Haiti (National Day)
  • Feb 28 12-inch gun aboard USS Princeton explodes, killing Secretary of State Abel P. Upshur, Secretary of the Navy Thomas Gilmer, and other high-ranking U.S. federal officials
  • Feb 28 6th Grand National: John Crickmere wins aboard 5/1 co-favourite Discount