What Happened in February 1901

Historical Events

  • Feb 2 Female Army Nurse Corps established as a permanent organization

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Feb 2 Queen Victoria's funeral takes place.

Queen of the United Kingdom Victoria
Queen of the United Kingdom
  • Feb 2 Mexican government troops are ambushed by Yaqui Indians, 100 killed
  • Feb 2 The US Congress passes the Army Reorganization Act, placing the minimum number of men under arms at 58,000
  • Feb 3 Dutch troops under Gen Van Heutsz conquer Batu Ilië on Sumatra
  • Feb 4 Emperor of the Austro-Hungarian Empire, Franz Josef I, gives a speech condemning the demands of national groups and calls for economic and social reform
  • Feb 5 Loop-the-loop centrifugal RR (roller coaster) patented by Ed Prescot
  • Feb 5 Pierpont Morgan forms US Steel Corp
  • Feb 12 Dutch Penitentiary children's law proclaimed
  • Feb 18 H Cecil Booth patented a dust removing suction cleaner

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Feb 18 Winston Churchill makes his maiden speech in the British House of Commons.

Soldier, Author and British Prime Minister Winston Churchill
Soldier, Author and British Prime Minister
Winston Churchill
  • Feb 20 1st territorial legislature of Hawaii convenes
  • Feb 21 In Cuba, the constitutional delegates adopt a constitution much like that of the USA
  • Feb 25 George Cohan's musical "Governor's Son" premieres in NYC
  • Feb 25 US Steel Corp organized under J P Morgan
  • Feb 26 British general Kitchener confers with Boer general Louis Botha about peace conditions, which break down over the question of amnesty for some Boers
  • Feb 27 NL Rules Committee decrees that all fouls are to count as strikes except after two strikes
  • Feb 27 A General Committee of National Liberal Federation meets and adopts a resolution deploring the continuation of the war in South Africa and condemning the British Government's insistence on unconditional surrender by the Boers

Famous Birthdays

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Feb 1 Clark Gable, Cadiz Ohio, American actor (Gone With the Wind)

  • Feb 2 Connie Gilchrist, American actress (Cry Havoc, Letter to 3 Wives), born in Brooklyn, New York
  • Feb 2 Jascha Heifetz, Vilna Lithuania, US violin virtuoso (Carnegie Hall)
  • Feb 6 Ben Lyon, actor (I Cover the Waterfront, Night Nurse), born in Atlanta, Georgia
  • Feb 7 Bob den Doolaard, [Cornelis Spoelstra], Dutch writer (Grape Pickers)
  • Feb 8 Janina Spychajowa-Kurkowska, Poland, women's world champion archer
  • Feb 9 Brian Donlevy, Ireland, actor (Barbary Coast, Glass Key, Wake Island)
  • Feb 9 James Murray, American actor (d. 1936)
  • Feb 11 Roddy Connolly, Irish politician, son of James Connolly (d. 1980)
  • Feb 15 Andre Parrot, French archaeologist/theologist (Assur)
  • Feb 15 Christmas Humphreys, England, lawyer/writer/Buddhist (Awakening of Zen)
  • Feb 15 Paul Haesaerts, Flemish architect/painter (Animisme)
  • Feb 16 Chester Morris, actor (Diagnosis: Unknown), born in NYC, New York
  • Feb 16 Wayne King, Savannah Ill, saxophonist/bandleader (Waltz King)
  • Feb 16 Vincent Coleman, American actor (d. 1971)
  • Feb 18 Reginald Sheffield, actor (Second Chance), born in London, England
  • Feb 19 Cor[nelis RJ] Kieboom, Dutch resistance fighter/chairman (Feyenoord)
  • Feb 20 Ali Muhammad Naguib, Khartoum, president of Egypt (1952-54)
  • Feb 20 Cecil H King, Irish/British daily newspaper publisher (Daily Mirror)
  • Feb 20 Henry Eyring, Mexican/US chemist
  • Feb 20 Louis I Kahn, Estonia, architect (Bryn Mawr dormitory) [or Dec 20]
  • Feb 20 René Jules Dubos, France, US microbiologist/author (Health & Disease)
  • Feb 22 Charles E Whittaker, Kansas, US Supreme Court justice (1957-62)
  • Feb 22 Mildred Davis, PA, actress (Grandma's Boy)
  • Feb 22 Stefan Lorant, Hungarian-American writer, photojournalist, filmmaker, born in Budapest (d. 1997)
  • Feb 23 Aartje W "Mien" van It Sant-van Bommel, author (Mieke-serial)
  • Feb 23 Edgar Ende, German painter (d. 1965)
  • Feb 25 Federico Ghisi, composer
  • Feb 25 [Herbert] Zeppo Marx, comedian/actor (Marx Brothers), born in NYC, New York
  • Feb 27 Marino Marini, Italian sculptor/painter

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Feb 28 Linus Pauling, Portland, Oregon, American chemist/peace activist (Nobel 1954, 1962)

Chemist & Peace Activist Linus Pauling
Chemist & Peace Activist
Linus Pauling
  • Feb 28 Rudolf W Nilsen, Norwegian poet (Hverdagen)

Famous Weddings

  • Feb 7 Queen Wilhelmina marries Prince Heinrich von Mecklenburg-Schwerin

Famous Deaths

  • Feb 7 Benjamin Edward Woolf, composer, dies at 64
  • Feb 11 Milan I, king of Serbia, dies at 56
  • Feb 12 Ramon de Campoamor bon Campoosorio, Spanish poet (Colon), dies at 83
  • Feb 14 Edward John Hopkins, English organist and composer, dies at 82
  • Feb 17 Ethelbert Woodbridge Nevin, composer, dies at 38
  • Feb 21 George Francis FitzGerald, Irish mathematician (b. 1851)
  • Feb 25 Jose Rogel, Spanish composer, dies at 71
  • Feb 26 Chi-hsui, during Boxer Rebellion in China, beheaded
  • Feb 26 Hsu Cheng-yu, during Boxer Rebellion in China, beheaded