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
Outlaw
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 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, American 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, Austrian 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, Italian humanist/historian/editor/philosopher

Person of interestPerson of Interest

Feb 26 Herbert Henry Dow, American chemical industrialist (Dow Chemical), born in Ontario, Canada (d. 1930)

Chemical Industrialist Herbert Henry Dow
Chemical Industrialist
Herbert Henry Dow
  • 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)