On This Day

February 1813 in History

Events in History

  • Feb 23 1st US raw cotton-to-cloth mill founded in Waltham, Massachusetts
  • Feb 27 1st federal vaccination legislation enacted
  • Feb 27 US Congress authorizes use of steamboats to transport mail

Birthdays in History

  • Feb 8 Jacob G. Agarah, Swedish algologist
  • Feb 11 Otto Ludwig, German writer and critic (d. 1865)
  • Feb 13 Charles Pierre Schimpf, governor of Suriname (1855-59)
  • Feb 14 John McNeil, American Brevet Major General (Union Army), born in Halifax, Nova Scotia, Canada (d. 1891)
  • Feb 16 Joseph Reid Anderson, Brigadier General (Confederate Army) (d. 1892)

Deaths in History

  • Feb 13 Samuel Ashe, Governor of North Carolina (b. 1725)