What Happened in February 1866

Historical Events

Event of interestEvent of Interest

Feb 4 Mary Baker Eddy cures her injuries by opening a bible

Christian Science Founder Mary Baker Eddy
Christian Science Founder
Mary Baker Eddy
  • Feb 10 Dutch government of Frans van der Putte forms

Event of interestEvent of Interest

Feb 13 Jesse James holds up his first bank, stealing $15,000 from the Clay County Savings Association in Liberty, Missouri

Outlaw Jesse James
Jesse James
  • Feb 16 Spencer Compton Cavendish, Marquess of Hartington becomes the British Secretary of State for War
  • Feb 21 Lucy B Hobbs (Taylor) becomes 1st US woman to earn a DDS degree
  • Feb 26 New York Legislature forms NYC Metropolitan Board of Health

Famous Birthdays

  • Feb 5 Arthur Keith, Persley Aberdeenshire, Scottish Anthropologist (human evolution)
  • Feb 5 Henri [Hendrik J] Hall, Dutch MP/comic (Put a Lid on it)
  • Feb 5 Rossetter Gleason Cole, composer
  • Feb 6 Karl T Sapper, German geography/geologist (Vulkankunde)
  • Feb 7 Raf[ael] Verhulst, [Koen Ravestein], Flemish writer (Jesus of Nazarus)
  • Feb 9 George Ade, US, journalist/playwright/humorist (Fables in Slang)
  • Feb 10 Bror Beckman, composer
  • Feb 10 Rafael Altamira Crevea, Spanish lawyer/historian
  • Feb 15 Bannister Fletcher, architect & architectural historian, born in London, England
  • Feb 16 Johann Strauss, Austria, composer (Waltz King)
  • Feb 16 Vyacheslav I Ivanov, Russian philosopher/classical/poet [NS=Feb 28]
  • Feb 16 William "Sliding Billy" Hamilton, NJ, hall of fame baseball player
  • Feb 20 Carl Westman, Swedish architect and designer (d. 1936)
  • Feb 24 Arthur Pearson, Wookey Somerset England, newspaper proprietor
  • Feb 24 Pyotr Nikolaevich Lebedev, Russian physicist (d. 1912)
  • Feb 24 Hubert Van Innis, Belgian archer (d. 1961)
  • Feb 25 Benedetto Croce, Italy, humanist/historian/editor/philosopher
  • Feb 26 Herbert Henry Dow, pioneer in US chemical industry (Dow Chemical)
  • Feb 28 Vyacheslav I Ivanov, Russian philosopher/classical/poet [OS=2/16]

Famous Deaths

  • Feb 3 Fran├žois-Xavier Garneau, French Canadian poet and historian (b. 1809)