February 1790 in History

Events in History

  • Feb 1 US Supreme Court convenes for 1st time (NYC)
  • Feb 11 Society of Friends petitions Congress for abolition of slavery

Birthdays in History

  • Feb 18 Marshall Hall, English physician, physiologist and early neurologist (physiology of reflex function), born in Basford, Nottinghamshire, England (d. 1857)

Deaths in History

  • Feb 5 William Cullen, Scottish physician and chemist, dies at 79
  • Feb 20 Joseph II, Emperor of Holy Roman Empire (1760-1790), dies at 48