February 1882 in History

Events in History

  • Feb 3 Circus owner PT Barnum buys his world famous elephant Jumbo
  • Feb 6 The society of the Knights of Columbus forms in New Haven, Connecticut
  • Feb 7 Last bare knuckle champion John L Sullivan KOs Paddy Ryan in Miss
  • Feb 12 Social-Democratic Union forms in Amsterdam
  • Feb 15 SS Dunedin leaves New Zealand for Britain with the first cargo of frozen meat.
  • Feb 21 NYC's 24 hour race begins, winner with most mileage in 24 hours
  • Feb 22 With 120 miles James Saunders wins NYC's 24 hour race & $100 prize
  • Feb 22 The Serbian kingdom is refounded.
  • Feb 28 1st US college cooperative store opens, at Harvard U

Birthdays in History

Person of interestPerson of Interest

Feb 1 Louis St. Laurent, Compton Quebec, (L) 12th Canadian PM (1948-57)

12th Prime Minister of Canada Louis St. Laurent
12th Prime Minister of Canada
Louis St. Laurent

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Feb 2 James Joyce, Ireland, novelist/poet (Dubliners, Ulysses, Finnigan's Wake)

Novelist & Poet James Joyce
Novelist & Poet
James Joyce
  • Feb 2 James Stephens, Irish poet (Crock of Gold)
  • Feb 3 Trijntje Jansma-Boskma; oldest person in the Netherlands
  • Feb 8 Thomas Selfridge, First person to die in an airplane crash (d. 1908).
  • Feb 12 Walter Vaes, Flemish painter/etcher
  • Feb 14 George Jean Nathan, US, editor/author/critic (American Mercury)
  • Feb 22 Eric Gill, England, sculptor/engraver/typographer (Perpetua)
  • Feb 25 Jozef Goossenaerts, Flemish philologist (Language boundary)
  • Feb 26 Walter Lucht, German artillery general (WW I/WW II)
  • Feb 26 Husband E. Kimmel, American admiral (d. 1968)
  • Feb 28 Jose Vasconcelos, politician/essayist/philosopher, born in Oaxaca, Mexico (d. 1959)

Deaths in History

  • Feb 13 Henry Highland Garnet, diplomat, dies in Monrovia Liberia at 66