February 1894 in History

Events in History

  • Feb 2 US warship Kearsarge wrecked on Roncador Reef, near Solomon Island
  • Feb 5 Female suffrage organization in Amsterdam forms
  • Feb 7 The Cripple Creek miners' strike, led by the Western Federation of Miners, begins in Cripple Creek, Colorado.
  • Feb 8 Enforcement Act repealed, making it easier to disenfranchise blacks
  • Feb 12 Anarchist Émile Henry hurls a bomb into Paris's Cafe Terminus, killing one and wounding 20.
  • Feb 14 Venus is both a morning star & evening star
  • Feb 16 British troops occupy Ilorin, Gold Coast
  • Feb 24 Nicaragua captures Tegucigalpa, Honduras (National Day, sort of)

Birthdays in History

  • Feb 3 Norman Rockwell, US, artist/illustrator (Sat Evening Post covers)
  • Feb 6 Eric Partridge, New Zealand lexicographer (d. 1979)
  • Feb 8 Ludwig Marcuse, German philosopher

Person of interestPerson of Interest

Feb 8 Billy Bishop, Canadian First World War flying ace, born in Owen Sound, Ontario (d. 1956)

Canadian First World War Flying Ace Billy Bishop
Canadian First World War Flying Ace
Billy Bishop

Person of interestPerson of Interest

Feb 10 Harold Macmillan, British Conservative politician, Prime Minister (1957-63), born in London (d. 1986)

British Prime Minister Harold Macmillan
British Prime Minister
Harold Macmillan
  • Feb 11 Isaac M Kolthoff, chemist (Massenanalyse)
  • Feb 14 Jack Benny, [Benjamin Kubelski], Waukegan Ill, "Oh! Rochester!"
  • Feb 15 Oswaldo Aranha, Brazil, lawyer/statesman (1st President of UN)
  • Feb 25 Ernst Friedrich, Breslau Germany, pacifist (War Against War!)
  • Feb 25 Meher Baba, Indian spiritual leader (d. 1969)

Deaths in History

  • Feb 4 Antoine J "Adolphe" Sax, instrument maker (saxophone), dies at 79
  • Feb 13 Franjo Racki, Croatian historian/politician, dies at 65
  • Feb 14 Eugène Charles Catalan, Belgian mathematician (b. 1814)
  • Feb 21 Gustave Caillebotte, French shipbuilding designer/painter, dies at 45