What Happened in February 1868

Historical Events

  • Feb 10 Conservatives & military seize Convention Hall in Florida
  • Feb 16 Benevolent & Protective Order of Elks forms (NY)
  • Feb 24 1st US parade with floats (Mardi Gras-Mobile, Alabama)

Event of interestEvent of Interest

Feb 24 US House of Representatives vote 126 to 47 to impeach President Andrew Johnson

17th US President Andrew Johnson
17th US President
Andrew Johnson

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Feb 29 1st British government of Benjamin Disraeli forms

British Prime Minister Benjamin Disraeli
British Prime Minister
Benjamin Disraeli

Famous Birthdays

  • Feb 3 Damaso Ledesma, composer
  • Feb 4 Constance Gore-booth Markiewicy, Irish patriot/playwright/MP
  • Feb 5 Lodewijk Mortelmans, composer
  • Feb 10 William Allen White, Emporia KS, editor (Pulitzer 1942)
  • Feb 12 Jan Schaper, Dutch publicist and politician (SDAP)
  • Feb 14 Henricus A Poels, Dutch RC theologist/social foreman
  • Feb 16 Wilhelm Schmidt, German anthropologist/linguist (Anthropos)
  • Feb 22 Henri Polak, union leader/politician (soc-dem)

Person of interestPerson of Interest

Feb 23 W. E. B. Du Bois, American civil rights activist and writer (Souls of Black Folk, born in Great Barrington, Massachusetts (d. 1963)

Civil Rights Activist W.E.B. Du Bois
Civil Rights Activist
W.E.B. Du Bois
  • Feb 25 Anthony J Block, Dutch lawyer (strafproces)
  • Feb 26 Leonard Borwick, British(?) pianist

Famous Deaths

  • Feb 11 Leon Foucault, discovers 1st physical proof of Earth's rotation, dies at 48
  • Feb 29 Ludwig/Louis I, King of Bavaria, dies at 81