What Happened in February 1890

Historical Events

  • Feb 10 Around 11 million acres ceded to US by Sioux Indians opens for settlement
  • Feb 14 1st NSW v South Australia 1st-class cricket game
  • Feb 20 Amsterdam Theater destroyed by fire
  • Feb 27 D Needham & P Kerrigan box 100 rounds (6 h 39 m), SF; match is draw

Famous Birthdays

  • Feb 2 Jean J M de Lattre de Tassigny, French gen (Indo-China)
  • Feb 3 Charles [Andy] Correll, Peoria Ill, actor (Calvin & Colonel)
  • Feb 8 Claro Mayo Recto, Filipino nationalist/opponent of US colonialism
  • Feb 9 Jacobus J P Oud, Dutch architect/co-founder (Stijl)

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Feb 10 Boris Pasternak, Moscow, Russian novelist/poet (Doctor Zhivago, Nobel 1958)

Novelist & Poet Boris Pasternak
Novelist & Poet
Boris Pasternak
  • Feb 10 Cor Ruys, Dutch actor (Princess Stage)
  • Feb 10 Fanny Kaplan, failed assassin of Vladimir Lenin (d. 1918)
  • Feb 11 John P M L de Vries, fairy tale writer
  • Feb 11 David Drummond, Australian politician (d. 1965)
  • Feb 14 Nina Hamnett, Welsh artist (d. 1956)
  • Feb 15 Robert Ley, Nazi politician. Committed suicide 1945.
  • Feb 16 Semyon Semyonovich Bogatiryov, composer
  • Feb 18 Adolphe Menjou, actor (Front Page, Star is Born), born in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania
  • Feb 18 Edward Arnold, American actor (Mr Smith Goes to Washington), born in NYC, New York
  • Feb 18 Lauri SA Haarla, Finnish (stage)writer (Juudas, Sukeltaja)
  • Feb 24 Antonio Massana, composer
  • Feb 24 Marjorie Main, [Tomlinson], Action Ind, actress (Another Thin Man)
  • Feb 25 Myra Hess, concert pianist, born in London, England
  • Feb 27 Freddie Keppard, American jazz musician (d. 1933)
  • Feb 28 Vaslav Nijinsky, Kiev Ukraine, ballet dancer (3/12 NS)

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Feb 28 Joe Malone, Canadian ice hockey center (Quebec Bulldogs), born in Quebec City, Québec (d. 1969)

Ice Hockey Player Joe Malone
Ice Hockey Player
Joe Malone

Famous Deaths

  • Feb 3 Christophorus H D Buys Ballot, Dutch meteorologist, dies at 72
  • Feb 17 Christopher Sholes, American inventor (b. 1819)
  • Feb 18 Gyula Andrássy Sr, Prime Minister of Hungary (1867-71), dies at 66
  • Feb 22 John Jacob Astor III, American businessman (b. 1822)
  • Feb 22 Carl Heinrich Bloch, Danish painter (b. 1834)