Historical Events in February 1872

  • Feb 7 Alcorn Agricultural and Mechanical College opens
  • Feb 14 1st state bird refuge authorized (Lake Merritt CA)
  • Feb 20 Hydraulic electric elevator patented by Cyrus Baldwin
  • Feb 20 Luther Crowell patents a machine that manufactures paper bags
  • Feb 20 New York's Metropolitan Museum of Art opens
  • Feb 20 Silas Noble & JP Cooley patents toothpick manufacturing machine
  • Feb 22 1st national convention of Prohibition Party (Columbus Ohio)
  • Feb 27 Charlotte Ray, 1st Black woman lawyer in USA, graduated from Howard University