What Happened in February 1905

Historical Events

  • Feb 1 Hague soccer team ADO forms
  • Feb 1 Hungarian premier Count István Tisza resigns
  • Feb 7 Dominican Rep signs treaty turning over customs collection to US
  • Feb 8 Cyclone hit Tahiti & adjacent islands, killing some 10,000 people
  • Feb 11 James Blackstone, Seattle, bowls 299½-last pin breaks but stands
  • Feb 11 Pope Pius X publishes encyclical Vehementer nos
  • Feb 13 -29°F (-34°C) Pond, Arkansas (state record)
  • Feb 13 -40°F (-40°C) Lebanon, Kansas (state record)
  • Feb 13 -40°F (-40°C) Warsaw, Missouri (state record)
  • Feb 15 1st race meet at Oaklawn Park (Hot Springs, Ark)
  • Feb 16 1st US Esperanto club organizes in Boston
  • Feb 17 Frances Willard becomes 1st women honored in National Statuary Hall
  • Feb 18 Frank Wedekind's "Hidada, oder Sein und Haben" premieres in Munich
  • Feb 23 First Rotary Club formed by 4 men in the Unity Building, Chicago
  • Feb 24 Simplon tunnel in Switzerland completed
  • Feb 25 The Nederlands Verbond van Vakverenigingenwas, a Dutch social-democratic trade union, forms

Famous Birthdays

  • Feb 1 Ernst Carl Gerlach Stueckelberg, Basel Switzerland, eminent mathematician and physicist
  • Feb 2 Ayn Rand, Saint Petersburg, Russian Empire, writer and philosopher (Atlas Shrugged, The Fountainhead)
  • Feb 2 Jean-Pierre Guerlain, French cosmetics pioneer
  • Feb 3 Arne Beurling, American mathematician (d. 1986)
  • Feb 4 Eddie Foy Jr, New Rochelle NY, actor (Eddie-Fair Exchange)
  • Feb 4 Hylda Baker, English comedy actress (d. 1986)
  • Feb 6 Władysław Gomułka, Polish communist leader (d. 1982)
  • Feb 7 Paul Nizan, French journalist/writer (L'Humanité, La Conspiration)
  • Feb 7 Ulf von Euler, Swedish physiologist famous for his work on neurotransmitters (Nobel 1970), born in Stockholm, Sweden (d. 1983)
  • Feb 8 Truman Bradley, Missouri US, TV host (Science Fiction Theater)
  • Feb 10 John Dierkes, Ohio US, actor (Daughter of Dr Jekyll, Hanging Tree)
  • Feb 10 Max Schubert, a pioneering Australian winemaker
  • Feb 10 Vilko Ukmar, Slovenian composer
  • Feb 10 Walter Brown, Massachusetts US, original owner of the Boston Celtics and important figure in the development of ice hockey in the United States
  • Feb 11 Beb [Elizabeth] Vuyk, Dutch/Indonesian writer (Camp diary)
  • Feb 12 Harry Bellaver, Illinois, US, actor (Sgt Arcaro-Naked City)
  • Feb 15 Harold Arlen, [Hyman Arluck], US, composer (Over the Rainbow)
  • Feb 16 José Muñoz Molleda, a Spanish composer, journalist, jurist and politician
  • Feb 16 Lord Franks, British ambassador (to US)
  • Feb 20 Jascha Golowanjuk, Swedish writer (Acrobat)
  • Feb 22 Luis Sandi, Mexico City, a musician, teacher and composer
  • Feb 23 Leonidas Zoras, French composer
  • Feb 24 Eric Boyland, English biochemist (Cancer research), born in Manchester (d. 2002)
  • Feb 24 Guillaume Landre, The Hague, Dutch composer
  • Feb 27 Charles de Keukeleire, Belgian director (Evil Eye)
  • Feb 27 Franchot Tone, actor (Dr Freeland-Ben Casey), born in Niagara Falls, New York
  • Feb 28 Glyn Jones, Wales, novelist, poet and literary historian

Famous Weddings


HeartWedding of Interest

Feb 11 Novelist Thomas Mann (29) weds Katia Pringsheim (21) in Munich, Germany

Novelist Thomas Mann
Novelist
Thomas Mann

Famous Deaths

  • Feb 1 Oswald Aschenbach, German painter, dies at 77
  • Feb 4 Louis-Ernest Barrias, French sculptor (b. 1841)
  • Feb 10 Ignacy Krzyzanowski, composer, dies at 78
  • Feb 12 Marcel Schwob, French writer/journalist (Coeur double), dies
  • Feb 13 Konstantin Savitsky, Russian painter (b. 1844)
  • Feb 15 Lewis Wallace, US diplomat/writer (Ben Hur), dies at 77
  • Feb 17 Serge Alexandrovich, gov-gen Moscow, murdered
  • Feb 18 Jules de Geyter, Belgian poet (International), dies at 75
  • Feb 20 Jeremiah W. Farnham, American merchant captain
  • Feb 28 Joseph C Juglar, French physician/economist, dies at 85