On This Day

February 1768 in History

Events in History

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Feb 11 Samuel Adams letter, circulates around American colonies, opposing Townshend Act taxes

US Revolutionary Samuel Adams
US Revolutionary
Samuel Adams
  • Feb 15 1st mustard manufactured in America advertised, Philadelphia
  • Feb 20 1st American chartered fire insurance company opens in Pennsylvania

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Feb 29 Polish nobleman Casimir Pulaski joins the Bar Confederation to defend the Polish–Lithuanian Commonwealth against Russian influence

Military Leader Casimir Pulaski
Military Leader
Casimir Pulaski

Birthdays in History

  • Feb 4 Maurits C van Hall, Dutch ruler of Heicop & Boeicop, lawyer/politician
  • Feb 12 Francis II, Florence Italy, last Holy Roman emperor (1792-1806)
  • Feb 13 Édouard Adolphe Casimir Joseph Mortier, French marshal (d. 1835)
  • Feb 15 Jozef B Cannaert [Olim], Flemish lawyer

Deaths in History

  • Feb 1 Sir Robert Rich, 4th Baronet, British cavalry officer, dies at 82
  • Feb 2 Robert Smith, English mathematician (b. 1689)
  • Feb 8 George Dance the Elder, English architect (b. 1695)
  • Feb 17 Arthur Onslow, English politician (Speaker of the House of Commons 1728-61), dies at 76