What Happened in February 1892

Historical Events

  • Feb 1 Mrs William Astor invites 400 guests to a grand ball at her mansion thus beginning use of "400" to describe socially elite
  • Feb 2 Bottle cap with cork seal patented by William Painter (Baltimore)
  • Feb 2 Johnny Briggs takes a hat-trick, England v Australia SCG
  • Feb 2 Longest boxing match under modern rules; 77 rounds in Nameoki, Illinois between Harry Sharpe & Frank Crosby
  • Feb 3 Russia closes down the Volozhin Yeshiva, a Lithuanian talmudical college
  • Feb 16 Opera "Werther" premieres in Vienna

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Feb 22 "Lady Windermere's Fan" by Oscar Wilde premieres at St James Theatre, London

Writer/Poet Oscar Wilde
Oscar Wilde
  • Feb 22 Manitoba Rugby Football Union forms
  • Feb 23 1st college student government forms at Bryn Mawr Penn
  • Feb 25 James Barrie's "Walker London" premieres in London
  • Feb 29 Britain & US sign treaty on seal hunting in Bering Sea
  • Feb 29 St. Petersburg, Florida is incorporated.

Famous Birthdays

  • Feb 1 K Rudolf Mengelberg, composer/musicologist (Amsterdam Concert Hall)
  • Feb 4 Ugo Betti, Italian playwright
  • Feb 4 Andreu Nin, Catalan politician (d. 1937)
  • Feb 4 E. J. Pratt, Canadian poet (d. 1964)
  • Feb 5 George Saiko, Austrian writer, born in Seestadtl, Bohemia (d. 1962)
  • Feb 6 William Parry Murphy, American physician, Nobel laureate (d. 1987)
  • Feb 8 Fritz Todt, German Reichs minister (Organization Todt)
  • Feb 9 Barend ter Haar, Dutch lawyer (Indonesian adat justice)
  • Feb 9 Peggy Wood, American actress (One Life to Live, Mama), born in Brooklyn, New York
  • Feb 9 Tommy Treichel, American professional wrestler (d. 1936)
  • Feb 10 Alan Hale, [Rufus A Mackahan], actor (Little John-Robin Hood), born in Washington, D.C.
  • Feb 13 Grant Wood, US, painter (American Gothic)
  • Feb 13 Robert Houghwout Jackson, 84th Supreme Court justice (1941-54)
  • Feb 14 Nikolaj A Orloff, Russian/British pianist (Chopin)
  • Feb 14 Radola Gajda, Czech military commander (d. 1948)
  • Feb 15 James Forrestal, US, banker/minister of Navy
  • Feb 17 Theodor Plievier, German writer (Des Kaisers Kulis, Stalingrad)
  • Feb 18 Wendell Wilkie, American Presidential candidate (R-1940)/author (One World), (d. 1944)
  • Feb 22 David Dubinsky, labor leader (Freedom Award, 1969 Medal of Freedom)
  • Feb 22 Edna St Vincent Millay, poet/dramatist/feminist (Harp Weaver-Pulitzer Prize), born in Rockland, Maine (d. 1950)
  • Feb 23 Kathleen Harrison, actress (Fast Lady, Big Money, West 11)
  • Feb 27 William Demarest, actor (Uncle Charlie-My 3 Sons), born in Saint Paul, Minnesota
  • Feb 29 Augusta Savage (Fells), Green Cove Springs Florida, African-American sculptor and equal rights advocate

Famous Deaths

  • Feb 5 Emilie Flygare-CarlĂ©n, Swedish novelist (b. 1807)
  • Feb 11 Erik Anthon Valdemar Siboni, composer, dies at 63
  • Feb 16 Henry Walter Bates, naturalist/explorer (South America), dies
  • Feb 19 Monty Bowden, cricket captain (England v South Africa 1889), dies at 26
  • Feb 20 Hermann Kopp, German chemist (Law of Kopp), dies at 74
  • Feb 22 Herman Koeckemann, German Catholic prelate (b. 1828)

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Feb 27 Louis Vuitton, French luggage maker (b. 1821)

Luggage Maker Louis Vuitton
Luggage Maker
Louis Vuitton