February 1890 in History

Events in History

  • Feb 10 Around 11 million acres ceded to US by Sioux Indians, then opened for settlement
  • Feb 20 Amsterdam Theater destroyed by fire
  • Feb 27 D Needham & P Kerrigan box 100 rounds (6 h 39 m), SF; match is draw

Birthdays in History

  • Feb 2 Jean J M de Lattre de Tassigny, French gen (Indo-China)
  • Feb 8 Claro Mayo Recto, Filipino nationalist/opponent of US colonialism
  • Feb 9 Jacobus J P Oud, Dutch architect/co-founder (Stijl)

Person of interestPerson of Interest

Feb 10 Boris Pasternak, Russian novelist and poet (Doctor Zhivago, Nobel 1958), born in Moscow, Russia (d. 1960)

Novelist & Poet Boris Pasternak
Novelist & Poet
Boris Pasternak
  • Feb 10 Fanny Kaplan, failed assassin of Vladimir Lenin (d. 1918)
  • Feb 11 John P M L de Vries, fairy tale writer
  • Feb 11 David Drummond, Australian politician (d. 1965)
  • Feb 14 Nina Hamnett, Welsh artist (d. 1956)
  • Feb 15 Robert Ley, Nazi politician. Committed suicide 1945.
  • Feb 18 Lauri SA Haarla, Finnish (stage)writer (Juudas, Sukeltaja)

Deaths in History

  • Feb 3 Christophorus H D Buys Ballot, Dutch meteorologist, dies at 72
  • Feb 17 Christopher Sholes, American inventor (b. 1819)
  • Feb 18 Gyula Andr├íssy Sr, Prime Minister of Hungary (1867-71), dies at 66
  • Feb 22 John Jacob Astor III, American businessman (Astor Estate holdings), dies at 67
  • Feb 22 Carl Heinrich Bloch, Danish painter (b. 1834)