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.