Historical Events in February 1881

  • Feb 1 US Assay Office in St Louis, Missouri authorized
  • Feb 5 Phoenix, Az incorporates
  • Feb 7 Battle at Ingogo, Transvaal: Boers beat superior British forces
  • Feb 10 Jacques Offenbach's opera "Les Contes d'Hoffman" premieres in Paris
  • Feb 13 The feminist newspaper La Citoyenne is first published in Paris by the activist Hubertine Auclert.
  • Feb 19 Kansas becomes 1st state to prohibit all alcoholic beverages
  • Feb 24 De Lesseps' Company begins work on Panama Canal
  • Feb 24 China and Russia sign the Sino-Russian Ili Treaty.
  • Feb 26 -27] Natal: British troops under Major General Colley occupy Majuba Hill
  • Feb 26 SS Ceylon begins 1st round-the-world cruise from Liverpool
  • Feb 27 Battle at Amajuba: South African Boers vs British army under Gen Colley