February 12

1771 Adolf Frederick, King of Sweden, dies. He died of digestion problems after eating a meal of lobster, caviar, cabbage, smoked herring and 14 servings of his favorite dessert, semla. He is remembered as the King who ate himself to death. His son Gustav III becomes King.

1789 Ethan Allen, American Revolutionary War hero, dies.

1768 Francis II, last Holy Roman Emperor.

1775 Louisa Adams, wife of John Quincy Adams.

For a Spiral Bound book with information on events that happened on each day of the year during the American Revolutionary Period click: American Revolutionary Period: 1760-1789

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