February 1869 in History

Events in History

  • Feb 2 James Oliver invents removable tempered steel plow blade
  • Feb 3 Booth Theater at 23rd & 6th opens in NYC (Romeo & Juliet)
  • Feb 6 Harper's Weekly publishes 1st picture of Uncle Sam with chin whiskers

Event of interestEvent of Interest

Feb 15 Charges of Treason against Jefferson Davis are dropped

President of the Confederate States of America Jefferson Davis
President of the Confederate States of America
Jefferson Davis
  • Feb 19 US Assay Office in Boise, Idaho authorized
  • Feb 20 Tennessee Governor W C Brownlow declares martial law in Ku Klux Klan crisis
  • Feb 23 Louisiana governor signs public accommodations law
  • Feb 26 15th Amendment guaranteeing right to vote sent to states to ratify
  • Feb 27 John Menard is 1st black to make a speech in the US Congress

Birthdays in History

  • Feb 7 Jindrich S Baar, Czech pastor/writer (Jan Cimbura)
  • Feb 11 Helene Kroller-Muller, Dutch museum founder (d. 1939)
  • Feb 11 Else Lasker-Schüler, German writer (d. 1945)
  • Feb 12 Hendrik P Marchant, Dutch minister of Education/Arts (VVD)
  • Feb 14 Charles Wilson, English physicist (Wilson cloud chamber-Nobel)
  • Feb 23 Nadezhda Konstantinova Krupskaya, Russian revolutionary (Soc-Dem)
  • Feb 26 Nadezjda K Krupskaja, Russian revolutionary/wife of Lenin
  • Feb 27 Alice Hamilton, physician/writer (workmen's compensation laws)

Deaths in History

  • Feb 1 Frederik W Conrad, hydraulic engineer/railway pioneer, dies at 68
  • Feb 4 Johan M Dautzenberg, Flemish author/novelist (Future), dies at 60
  • Feb 15 Mirza Ghalib, Indian poet (b. 1796)