On This Day

February 1773 in History

Events in History

  • Feb 26 Construction of Walnut Street Jail is approved by the state of Pennsylvania; it will become the first experiment with the practice of solitary confinement in the United States

Birthdays in History


Person of interestWilliam Henry Harrison

Feb 9 William Henry Harrison, 9th President of the United States (Whig: March 4-April 4, 1841), born in Charles City, Virginia (d. 1841)

9th US President William Henry Harrison
9th US President
William Henry Harrison
  • Feb 22 Matthijs I van Bree, Flemish (court)painter

Deaths in History

  • Feb 20 Charles Emanuel III of Savoy, King of Sardinia, dies at 71