On This Day

February 1751 in History

Events in History

  • Feb 16 1st publication of Thomas Gray's poem "Elegy Written in a Country Church Yard"
  • Feb 25 1st performing monkey exhibited in America, NYC (admission 1 cent)

Birthdays in History

  • Feb 19 Cornelis de Gijselaar, Dutch politician and patriot
  • Feb 20 Johann Heinrich Voß, German poet (d. 1826)

Deaths in History

  • Feb 9 Henri François d'Aguesseau, Chancellor of France (1717-50), dies at 82