On This Day

February 1791 in History

Events in History

  • Feb 17 Messier catalogs M83 (spiral galaxy in Hydra)
  • Feb 25 1st Bank of US chartered

Birthdays in History

  • Feb 12 Jan D Zocher Jr, Dutch garden architect (Vondelpark, Amsterdam)
  • Feb 12 Peter Cooper, American industrialist, inventor and philanthropist (Cooper Union, steam locomotive), born in NYC, New York (d. 1883)

Deaths in History

  • Feb 16 Richard earl d'Alton, Austria general of S Neth, commits suicide at 58