February 1868 in History

Events in History

  • Feb 10 Conservatives & military seize Convention Hall in Florida
  • Feb 16 Benevolent & Protective Order of Elks forms (NY)
  • Feb 24 1st US parade with floats (Mardi Gras-Mobile Alabama)

Event of interestEvent of Interest

Feb 24 US House of Representatives vote 126 to 47 to impeach President Andrew Johnson

17th US President Andrew Johnson
17th US President
Andrew Johnson
  • Feb 29 1st British government of Benjamin Disraeli forms

Birthdays in History

  • Feb 4 Constance Gore-booth Markiewicy, Irish patriot/playwright/MP
  • Feb 10 William Allen White, Emporia KS, editor (Pulitzer 1942)
  • Feb 12 Johan H A Schaper, Dutch MP/founder (SDAP)
  • Feb 14 Henricus A Poels, Dutch RC theologist/social foreman
  • Feb 16 Wilhelm Schmidt, German anthropologist/linguist (Anthropos)
  • Feb 22 Henri Polak, union leader/politician (soc-dem)

Person of interestPerson of Interest

Feb 23 William E B Du Bois, Great Barrington Massachusetts, civil rights activist and writer (Souls of Black Folk)

Civil Rights Activist W.E.B. Du Bois
Civil Rights Activist
W.E.B. Du Bois
  • Feb 25 Anthony J Block, Dutch lawyer (strafproces)

Deaths in History

  • Feb 11 Leon Foucault, discovers 1st physical proof of Earth's rotation, dies at 48
  • Feb 29 Ludwig/Louis I, King of Bavaria, dies at 81