Historical Events in February 1882

  • Feb 3 Circus owner PT Barnum buys his world famous elephant Jumbo
  • Feb 6 The society of the Knights of Columbus forms in New Haven, Connecticut
  • Feb 7 Last bare knuckle champion John L Sullivan KOs Paddy Ryan in Miss
  • Feb 10 Rimski-Korsakov's opera "Snyegurochka" premieres in St Petersburg
  • Feb 12 Social-Democratic Union forms in Amsterdam
  • Feb 15 SS Dunedin leaves New Zealand for Britain with the first cargo of frozen meat.
  • Feb 17 1st Test Cricket match played at Sydney Cricket Ground
  • Feb 21 NYC's 24 hour race begins, winner with most mileage in 24 hours
  • Feb 22 With 120 miles James Saunders wins NYC's 24 hour race & $100 prize
  • Feb 22 The Serbian kingdom is refounded.
  • Feb 28 1st US college cooperative store opens, at Harvard U