Regency, This Week In History

This Week In History: February 23-March 1

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February 23, 1848: The French Revolution of 1848 begins.


February 24, 1809: London’s Drury Lane Theatre burns to the ground, leaving owner Richard Brinsley Sheridan destitute.


February 25, 1836: Samuel Colt is granted a US patent for the Colt revolver.


February 26, 1815: Napoleon Bonapart escapes from Elba.


February 27, 1812: Lord Byron gives his first address as a member of the House of Lords.


February 28, 1838: Robert Nelson proclaims the independence of Lower Canada (Quebec).


March 1, 1790: The first US census is authorized.


 

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