February 1848 in History

Events in History

  • Feb 2 1st ship load of Chinese arrive in SF
  • Feb 2 Treaty of Guadalupe Hidalgo ends Mexican War; US acquires Texas California, New Mexico & Arizona for $15 million
  • Feb 12 Ballet "Faust" premieres in Milan
  • Feb 15 Sarah Roberts barred from white school in Boston
  • Feb 17 Toscane gets liberal Constitution
  • Feb 24 King Louis-Philippe abdicates, 2nd French republic declared
  • Feb 26 2nd French Republic proclaimed

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Feb 26 Karl Marx & Friedrich Engels publish their "Communist Manifesto"

Communist Philosopher Karl Marx
Communist Philosopher
Karl Marx
  • Feb 29 The Principality of Neuch√Ętel declares itself independent of Prussia

Birthdays in History

  • Feb 4 [Francois-Victor-]Jean Aicard, Fren playwright/poet (Jeune Croyances)
  • Feb 5 Belle Starr [Myra Belle Shirley], US female outlaw (wild west)
  • Feb 5 Joris-Karl Huysmans, France, writer (Against the Grain)
  • Feb 5 Ignacio Carrera Pinto, Chilean war hero (d. 1882)
  • Feb 14 Benjamin Baillaud, French astronomer (d. 1934)
  • Feb 16 Hugo de Vries, Dutch botanist (How species emerge)
  • Feb 17 Louisa Lawson, Australian suffragist and writer (d. 1920)
  • Feb 18 Louis Comfort Tiffany, glassmaker (stained glass windows)
  • Feb 20 Edward Henry Harriman, American railroad executive (d. 1909)
  • Feb 24 C Grant B Allen, Canadian writer (Woman Who Did)
  • Feb 24 Andrew Inglis Clark, Tasmanian politician (d. 1907)

Deaths in History

  • Feb 15 Hermann von Boyen, Prussian field marshal (b. 1771)
  • Feb 20 [Willem] Alexander FCNM, prince of Neth/gen-maj, dies at 29

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Feb 23 John Quincy Adams, 6th US President (1825-1829), dies of a stroke at 80

6th US President John Quincy Adams
6th US President
John Quincy Adams