On This Day

February 1774 in History

Events in History

  • Feb 10 Andrew Becker demonstrates diving suit
  • Feb 22 British House of Lords rules authors do not have perpetual copyright

Birthdays in History

  • Feb 11 Hans Järta, Swedish political activist (d. 1847)
  • Feb 15 Frederik, prince of Orange-Nassau, son of William V, born in the Hague, Netherlands (d. 1799)
  • Feb 17 Raphaelle Peale, American painter (After the Rain, 1823), born in Annapolis, Maryland (d. 1825)
  • Feb 24 Prince Adolphus, 1st Duke of Cambridge (d. 1850)

Deaths in History

  • Feb 4 Charles Marie de La Condamine, French mathematician and geographer (b. 1701)