What Happened in February 1877

Historical Events

  • Feb 7 1st Guernsey Cattle Club organizes (NYC)
  • Feb 12 1st news dispatch by telephone, between Boston & Salem, Mass
  • Feb 12 US railroad builders strike against wage reduction
  • Feb 20 1st cantilever bridge in US completed, Harrodsburg, Kentucky
  • Feb 20 International Association (minor baseball league) organizes

Electoral defeatElection of Interest

Feb 27 US Electoral College declares Rutherford B. Hayes winner of the presidential election

19th US President Rutherford B. Hayes
19th US President
Rutherford B. Hayes

Famous Birthdays

  • Feb 1 Thomas Frederick Dunhill, composer
  • Feb 7 Feliks Nowowiejski, composer
  • Feb 7 Godfrey H Hardy, England, number theorist
  • Feb 7 Julius Curtius, German minister of Foreign affairs (1929-..)
  • Feb 13 Jazeps Medins, composer
  • Feb 15 Louis Renault, French automobile executive (d. 1944)
  • Feb 17 Henri Vandeputte, Belgian author/poet (L'homme Jeune)
  • Feb 17 Isabelle Eberhardt, Swiss explorer and writer (d. 1904)
  • Feb 17 André Maginot, French politician (d. 1932)
  • Feb 18 Betsy Ranucci-Beckmann, [Theodora], Dutch author/actress (Dead Water)
  • Feb 19 Else Berg, German/Dutch painter
  • Feb 19 Louis Francois-Marie Aubert, French composer (Habanera)
  • Feb 19 Gabriele Münter, German painter (d. 1962)
  • Feb 21 Jacob D du Toit [Totius], South African poet/theologist
  • Feb 22 Yme C Schuitmaker, Dutch potato salesman/dramatist
  • Feb 24 Rudolph Ganz, Swiss-born American composer, born in Zurich (d. 1972)
  • Feb 24 Ettie Rout, New Zealand activist (d. 1936)
  • Feb 25 Erich von Hornbostel, Austrian musicologist (d. 1935)
  • Feb 26 Carel S Adama van Scheltema, Dutch poet/writer (socialism)
  • Feb 26 Russell Alexander, composer
  • Feb 27 Walter Briggs, Sr., American entrepreneur and sports team owner (d. 1952)
  • Feb 28 Sergei Bortkiewicz, composer

Famous Deaths

  • Feb 1 Joseph-Leon Gatayes, composer, dies at 71

Person of interestPerson of Interest

Feb 8 Charles Wilkes, American Antarctic explorer and naval officer (Union Navy), dies at 78

Naval Officer and Explorer Charles Wilkes
Naval Officer and Explorer
Charles Wilkes