February 1886 in History

Events in History

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Feb 9 US President Grover Cleveland declares a state of emergency in Seattle because of anti-Chinese violence

US President Grover Cleveland
US President
Grover Cleveland
  • Feb 12 2nd British government of Salisbury forms

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Feb 13 Painter Thomas Eakins resigns from Philadelphia Academy of Art after controversial over use of male nudes in a coed art class

Painter Thomas Eakins
Thomas Eakins
  • Feb 23 Aluminum manufacturing process developed
  • Feb 23 London Times publishes world's 1st classified ad

Birthdays in History

  • Feb 2 Kurt Baschwitz, German/Dutch sociologist/journalist (Du und)
  • Feb 14 Theodor Werner, German painter
  • Feb 16 Van Wyck Brooks, NJ, literary historian/writer (Ordeal of Mark Twain)
  • Feb 20 Bela Kun, Czehul Romania, head of Hungarian Soviet Republic (1919)
  • Feb 22 Hugo Ball, German playwright/co-founder Flametti
  • Feb 23 Ventura Garcia Calderon, Peruvian diplomat/author
  • Feb 27 Hugo L Black, Ala, (Sen-D-Ala)/78th Supreme Court justice (1937-71)
  • Feb 28 Jose Gutierrez Solana, Spanish painter/author (Madrid Escenas)
  • Feb 28 Max Vasmer, German slavic (La Tertulia de Pombo)

Weddings in History

HeartWedding of Interest

Feb 24 Inventor Thomas Edison (38) marries 2nd wife Mina Miller (20) in Akron, Ohio

Inventor Thomas Edison
Thomas Edison