Historical Events in February 1895

  • Feb 3 Wilhelm Mauseth skates world record 500 m (46.8 secs)
  • Feb 4 1st rolling lift bridge opens, Chicago

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Feb 8 Tchaikovsky/Petipa's "Swan Lake" premieres in St Petersburg

  • Feb 9 1st intercollegiate basketball game (Minn Agricult beats Hamline, 9-3)
  • Feb 9 Volleyball invented by W G Morgan in Massachusetts
  • Feb 11 -17°F (-27.2°C) in Braemar, Grampian (UK record)
  • Feb 11 Georgetown became part of Washington, D.C.
  • Feb 13 Moving picture projector patented

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Feb 14 Oscar Wilde's "Importance of Being Earnest," opens in London

Writer/Poet Oscar Wilde
Writer/Poet
Oscar Wilde
  • Feb 15 23 cm (9 inches) of snow falls on New Orleans
  • Feb 20 Congress authorizes a US mint at Denver, Colorodo

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Feb 21 NC Legislature, adjourns for day to mark death of Frederick Douglass

Abolitionist Frederick Douglass
Abolitionist
Frederick Douglass

Sports record brokenWorld Record

Feb 23 Jaap Eden skates world record 10km (17:56)

Cyclist and Speed Skater Jaap Eden
Cyclist and Speed Skater
Jaap Eden
  • Feb 23 William Heard, AME minister & educator, named minister to Liberia
  • Feb 24 Cuban war for independence begins
  • Feb 26 Michael Owens of Toledo, Ohio, patents a glass-blowing machine