Historical Events in February 1892

  • Feb 1 Mrs William Astor invites 400 guests to a grand ball at her mansion thus beginning use of "400" to describe socially elite
  • Feb 2 Bottle cap with cork seal patented by William Painter (Baltimore)
  • Feb 2 Johnny Briggs takes a hat-trick, England v Australia SCG
  • Feb 2 Longest boxing match under modern rules; 77 rounds in Nameoki, Illinois between Harry Sharpe & Frank Crosby
  • Feb 3 Russia closes down the Volozhin Yeshiva, a Lithuanian talmudical college
  • Feb 16 Opera "Werther" premieres in Vienna

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Feb 22 "Lady Windermere's Fan" by Oscar Wilde premieres at St James Theatre, London

Writer and Poet Oscar Wilde
Writer and Poet
Oscar Wilde
  • Feb 22 Manitoba Rugby Football Union forms
  • Feb 23 1st college student government forms at Bryn Mawr Penn
  • Feb 25 James Barrie's "Walker London" premieres in London
  • Feb 29 Britain & US sign treaty on seal hunting in Bering Sea
  • Feb 29 St. Petersburg, Florida is incorporated.