February 1834 in History

Events in History

  • Feb 3 Wake Forest University is established.
  • Feb 18 1st US labor newspaper, "The Man", published, NYC
  • Feb 26 1st US interstate crime compact (NY-NJ) ratified

Birthdays in History

  • Feb 6 William Dorsey Pender, Major General (Confederate Army), (d. 1863)
  • Feb 6 Edwin Klebs, German physician and bacteriologist (bacterial theory of infection, diphtheria bacillus), born in K√∂nigsberg, Kingdom of Prussia (d. 1913)
  • Feb 7 Dmitri I Mendelejev, Russian chemist (Periodic Table)
  • Feb 9 Felix Dahn, German Historian, jurist and poet, born in Hamburg (d. 1912)
  • Feb 15 William Preece, English electrical engineer/wireless pioneer
  • Feb 16 Ernst Heinrich Haeckel, Potsdam Germ, biologist (Causes of Evolution)
  • Feb 23 Gustav Hermann Nachtigal, German physician/colonizer/consul in Tunis

Deaths in History

  • Feb 6 Richard Lemon Lander, British explorer (b. 1804)
  • Feb 12 Friedrich Schleiermacher, German theologist/philosopher, dies at 65
  • Feb 16 Lionel Lukin, life boat pioneer, dies