Historical Events in February 1851

Music Premiere

Feb 6 Robert Schumann's 3rd Symphony "Rhenisch" premieres in Dusseldorf

  • Feb 11 Inaugural 1st-class cricket match in Australia; Tasmania v Victoria in Launceston; Tasmania wins by 3 wickets
  • Feb 12 Edward Hargraves and three other men discover gold at Ophir, New South Wales, beginning Australia's first gold rush [1]
  • Feb 15 Black abolitionists invade Boston courtroom rescuing a fugitive slave
  • Feb 26 13th Grand National: Terry Abbott wins aboard Irish stallion Abd-El-Kader at 7/1; first dual winner and first to win back-to-back