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February 16, 1838 in History

Day of the Week: Friday

Events in History

  • Kentucky passes law permitting women to attend school under conditions
  • Weenen Massacre: Hundreds of Voortrekkers along the Blaukraans River, Natal are killed by Zulu warriors

Birthdays in History

  • Arnoldus Pannevis, South African ship's doctor/linguist
  • Henry Adams, historian, writer (Education of Henry Adams), born in Boston, Massachusetts
1838 in History