February 1875 in History

Events in History

  • Feb 24 The SS Gothenburg hits the Great Barrier Reef and sinks off the Australian east coast, killing approximately 100, including a number of high profile civil servants and dignitaries.
  • Feb 25 Kiowa Indians under Lone Wolf (Guipago) surrender at Ft Sill

Birthdays in History

  • Feb 2 Annette Kolb, German/French author (Small Fanfare)
  • Feb 4 Ludwig Prandtl, Germany, physicist (father of aerodynamics)
  • Feb 6 Leonid Gobyato, Russian general (d. 1915)
  • Feb 18 Walter Andrae, German archaeologist (Babylon, Assur)
  • Feb 21 Jeanne Louise Calment, France, world's oldest woman (d. 1997 at 122)
  • Feb 23 Jozef E Stokvis, journalist/Dutch MP (SDAP)

Weddings in History

  • Feb 4 Princess Louise of Belgium marries Prince Philip von Saksen-Coburg-Gotha in Belgium

Deaths in History

  • Feb 3 Everhardus J Potgieter, writer (Liedekens van Bontekoe), dies at 66
  • Feb 17 Luis NF Varela, Brazilian romantic poet, dies at 33
  • Feb 19 Jean B Vuillaume, French violin maker (octobas), dies at 76

Person of interestPerson of Interest

Feb 22 Charles Lyell, British geologist (Elements of Geology), dies at 77

Geologist Charles Lyell
Charles Lyell
  • Feb 22 Jean-Baptiste Camille Corot, French painter (b. 1796)