February 1858 in History

Events in History

  • Feb 11 First vision of the Virgin Mary to 14-year-old Bernadette of Lourdes, France

Event of interestEvent of Interest

Feb 13 Sir Richard Burton & John Speake explore Lake Tanganyika, Africa

Geographer, Explorer & Translator Richard Francis Burton
Geographer, Explorer & Translator
Richard Francis Burton
  • Feb 21 Edwin T Holmes installs 1st electric burglar alarm (Boston, Mass)
  • Feb 22 Dion Boucicault's "Jessie Brown" premieres in NYC

Birthdays in History

  • Feb 14 Joseph Thomson, Scotland, geologist (Thomson's gazelle)
  • Feb 15 William Pickering, astronomer (9th & 10th moons of Saturn), born in Boston, Massachusetts (d. 1938)
  • Feb 16 Laurence "Lon" Myers, US, track star (top US miler)
  • Feb 18 Louise M A, princess of Belgium
  • Feb 26 Vladimir Serbsky, Russian psychiatrist (d. 1917)
  • Feb 28 Jacob P Vis, Dutch industrialist (founder NV Royal Salt Industries)

Weddings in History


HeartWedding of Interest

Feb 10 US president Millard Fillmore (58) weds Caroline Carmichael (43) in Albany, New York

13th US President Millard Fillmore
13th US President
Millard Fillmore

Deaths in History

  • Feb 16 Georg F Creuzer, German philological/historian, dies at 86