February 1871 in History

Events in History

  • Feb 1 Jefferson Long of Georgia is 1st black to make an official speech in House of Reps (opposing leniency to former Confederates)
  • Feb 9 Federal fish protection office authorized by US Congress
  • Feb 27 Meeting of Alabama claims commission
  • Feb 28 2nd Enforcement Act gives federal control of congressional elections

Birthdays in History

  • Feb 4 Friedrich Ebert, German politician, 1st Reichspräsident of the Weimar Republic (d. 1925)
  • Feb 5 Jovan Ducic, Serb poet (Blue Legends)
  • Feb 9 Franc S Finzgar, Slovenian clergyman/writer (Our Blood)
  • Feb 9 Howard T Ricketts, US pathologist (studied typhus fever)
  • Feb 18 Harry Brearley, English inventor (d. 1948)

Deaths in History

  • Feb 7 Heinrich Engelhard Steinweg, piano manufacturer (Steinway & Sons) (b. 1797)
  • Feb 20 Paul Kane, Irish-born painter (b. 1810)
  • Feb 26 Charles Niellon, Belgian brigade general, dies at 76