February 1895 in History

Events in History

  • Feb 3 Wilhelm Mauseth skates world record 500 m (46.8 secs)
  • Feb 4 1st rolling lift bridge opens, Chicago
  • Feb 11 -17°F (-27.2°C) in Braemar, Grampian (UK record)
  • Feb 11 Georgetown became part of Washington, D.C.
  • Feb 13 Moving picture projector patented

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Feb 14 Oscar Wilde's "Importance of Being Earnest," opens in London

Writer and Poet Oscar Wilde
Writer and Poet
Oscar Wilde
  • Feb 15 23 cm (9 inches) of snow falls on New Orleans
  • Feb 20 Congress authorizes a US mint at Denver, Colorodo

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Feb 21 NC Legislature, adjourns for day to mark death of Frederick Douglass

Abolitionist Frederick Douglass
Abolitionist
Frederick Douglass

Sports record brokenWorld Record

Feb 23 Jaap Eden skates world record 10km (17:56)

Cyclist and Speed Skater Jaap Eden
Cyclist and Speed Skater
Jaap Eden
  • Feb 23 William Heard, AME minister & educator, named American minister to Liberia
  • Feb 24 Cuban war for independence begins
  • Feb 26 Michael Owens of Toledo, Ohio, patents a glass-blowing machine

Birthdays in History

  • Feb 3 Victor Raul Haya de la Torre, politician (APRA-Peru) [or Feb 22]
  • Feb 4 Annie [Anna HM] Romein-Verschoor, Dutch historian (Erflaters)
  • Feb 4 Hanns [Johann] Rauter, German SS-lt-general/SS police chief in Neth
  • Feb 9 Hermann Brill, German politician (d. 1959)
  • Feb 14 Max Horkheimer, German philosopher/sociologist (Studies in prejudice)
  • Feb 18 George "The Gipper" Gipp, football star (Notre Dame)
  • Feb 18 Semjon Timoshenko, Russ marshal/inspector-general (WW II)
  • Feb 20 Freida Geiken, autobiographer (National Historic Taping)
  • Feb 21 Carl Peter Henrik Dam Danish biochemist, Nobel laureate (d. 1976)
  • Feb 22 Victor RaulHaya de la Torre, founder (Peruvian Aprista Party)

Deaths in History

  • Feb 2 Archduke Albert, Austrian general (b. 1817)
  • Feb 18 Albrecht FR, arch duke of Austrian (Battle at Custozza), dies at 77

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Feb 20 Frederick Douglass, African-American abolitionist, lecturer and editor who was also an escaped slave, dies of a heart attack at 77

Abolitionist Frederick Douglass
Abolitionist
Frederick Douglass