On This Day

February 1784 in History

Events in History

  • Feb 4 1st unmanned balloon flight in Ireland
  • Feb 22 1st US ship to trade with China, "Empress of China", sails from NY

Historic Event

Feb 28 John Wesley charters Methodist Church

Historic Event

Feb 29 Marquis de Sade transferred from Vincennes fortress to the Bastille


Birthdays in History

  • Feb 5 Nancy Hanks Lincoln, mother of Abraham Lincoln, born in Hampshire County, West Virginia (d. 1818)
  • Feb 20 Adam Black, politician/publisher, born in Edinburgh, Scotland
  • Feb 27 Elias Annes Borger, Dutch theologist/poet (To the Rhine)
  • Feb 29 Leo von Klenze, German architect (New Hermitage), born in Buchladen (d. 1864)

Weddings in History

Ethan Allen

Feb 16 American Revolutionary War patriot Ethan Allen (46) weds second wife Frances Montresor Brush Buchanan