February 1812 in History

Events in History

  • Feb 7 8.2 earthquake shakes New Madrid, Missouri

Event of interestEvent of Interest

Feb 7 Poet Lord Byron (6th Baron Byron) makes his maiden speech in House of Lords

Romantic Poet Lord Byron
Romantic Poet
Lord Byron
  • Feb 11 Massachusetts Governor Elbridge Gerry signs a redistricting bill - first "gerrymander"

Birthdays in History

Person of interestCharles Dickens

Feb 7 Charles Dickens, English novelist (Oliver Twist, Tale of 2 Cities), born in Portsmouth, Hampshire (d. 1870)

Novelist Charles Dickens
Charles Dickens

Person of interestAlexander H. Stephens

Feb 11 Alexander H. Stephens, US Confederate Vice President, born in Crawfordville, Georgia (d. 1883)

Confederate States VP Alexander H. Stephens
Confederate States VP
Alexander H. Stephens
  • Feb 11 Benjamin Franklin Sands, Commander (Union Navy), (d. 1883)
  • Feb 14 Alfred Thomas Agate, American artist, born in Sparta, New York (d. 1846)
  • Feb 15 Charles Lewis Tiffany, jeweler (Tiffany), born in Killingly, Connecticut
  • Feb 16 Henry Wilson, (R) 18th VP (1873-75)
  • Feb 29 Sir James Wilson, Premier of Tasmania (d. 1880, also on 29 February)

Deaths in History

  • Feb 6 Carlo Goldoni, writer, dies at 104
  • Feb 24 Hugo Kollataj, Polish teacher/minister, dies at 61
  • Feb 24 √Čtienne-Louis Malus, French physicist (Polarization of light), dies at 36