On This Day

February 1795 in History

Events in History

  • Feb 5 Zealand, Netherlands, surrenders to French general Michaud
  • Feb 7 11th Amendment to US Constitution ratified, affirms power of states
  • Feb 7 Dutch Prince William V accepts British occupation of Dutch Indies
  • Feb 13 1st state university in US opens, University of North Carolina
  • Feb 17 Thomas Seddal harvests 8.3-kg potato from his garden in Chester, England
  • Feb 21 Freedom of worship established in France under constitution
  • Feb 25 French Politician and Educator Joseph Lakanal, defines on behalf of the French Revolution an “educational utopia” aiming to “put an end to inequalities of development that affected a citizen's capacities for judgment."

Birthdays in History

  • Feb 3 Antonio José de Sucre, South American independence leader (d. 1830)
  • Feb 5 Wilhelm Karl Ritter von Haidinger, Austrian mineralogist (d. 1871)
  • Feb 8 Friedlieb Ferdinand Runge, German chemist (Chinoline), born in Hamburg, Germany (d. 1867)
  • Feb 8 Moritz Gottlieb Saphir, Austrian satirical writer and journalist, born in Lovasbereny, near Budapest (d. 1858)
  • Feb 10 Ary Scheffer, Dutch painter/etcher/sculptor
  • Feb 15 Charles Niellon, Belgian brigade general (10 day campaign)
  • Feb 18 George Peabody, South Danvers Mass, merchant/philanthropist

Deaths in History

  • Feb 27 Francis Marion, American military officer (pioneered guerrilla warfare during the American Revolutionary War), died around the age of 63