What Happened in February 1867

Historical Events

  • Feb 1 Bricklayers start working 8-hour days
  • Feb 3 Prince Mutsuhito, 14, becomes Emperor Meiji of Japan (1867-1912)
  • Feb 6 Peabody Fund forms to promote Black education in southern USA
  • Feb 8 The Ausgleich results in the establishment of the Dual Monarchy of Austria-Hungary.
  • Feb 13 Johann Strauss' "Blue Danube" waltz premieres in Vienna
  • Feb 14 Hartford Steam Boiler Inspection & Insurance Co issues 1st policy
  • Feb 14 Morehouse College organizes (Augusta Georgia)
  • Feb 17 1st ship passes through Suez Canal
  • Feb 17 Gyula Andressy becomes premier of Hungary

Famous Birthdays

  • Feb 5 Casper A Lingbeek, vicar/Dutch MP (HSP, 1925..37)
  • Feb 7 Laura Ingalls Wilder, author (Little House on Prairie), born in Pepin, Wisconsin (d. 1957)
  • Feb 9 Edward Naylor, English composer and organist, born in Scarborough (d. 1934)
  • Feb 11 August W Messer, German philosopher/educator/psychologist
  • Feb 12 Hedwig Courths-Mahler, German author (Warbride) [or Febr 18]
  • Feb 12 Joe Howard, vocalist (Gay Nineties Revue), born in NYC, New York
  • Feb 17 William Cadbury, England, chocolate manufacturer (Cadbury)
  • Feb 20 Louise, Princess Royal and Duchess of Fife (d. 1931)
  • Feb 21 Otto Hermann Kahn, Banker, organized Metropolitan Opera Co
  • Feb 26 Siegfried Passarge, German geographer (Cameroon/So Afr/America)
  • Feb 27 Irving Fisher, US economist (compensating dollar)
  • Feb 27 Wilhelm Peterson-Berger, composer

Famous Weddings

HeartWedding of Interest

Feb 15 Russian novelist Fyodor Dostoyevsky (45) weds Anna Snitkina at Trinity Cathedral in Saint Petersburg, Russia

HeartWedding of Interest

Feb 16 Prime Minister of Canada John A. Macdonald (52) weds Agnes Bernard (30) at St George's Church in Hanover Square, London

Prime Minister of Canada John A. Macdonald
Prime Minister of Canada
John A. Macdonald

Famous Deaths

  • Feb 5 Salomon Munk, published Arabic edition of Maimounides, dies
  • Feb 23 George Thomas Smart, composer, dies at 90