February 1896 in History

Events in History

  • Feb 8 Georges Feydeau's "Le Dindon" premieres in Paris
  • Feb 8 Western Conference forms of Midwestern U, later renamed Big 10 Conf

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Feb 11 Oscar Wilde's "Salome" premieres in Paris

Writer/Poet Oscar Wilde
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Oscar Wilde
  • Feb 14 George Lohmann takes a hat-trick v South Africa, 8-7 for inning
  • Feb 14 South Africa all out for 30 v England - their lowest ever
  • Feb 14 Theodor Herzl publishes "Der Judenstaat"
  • Feb 17 Muzzling Order on the London County Council enforced
  • Feb 18 Cave of Winds at Niagara Falls goes almost dry for first time in 50 yrs
  • Feb 23 Tootsie Roll introduced by Leo Hirshfield
  • Feb 24 Victoria all out for 43 vs South Australia, Jones 6-15, Jarvis 4-27
  • Feb 25 Italian government decides to attack governor Baratieri of Eritrea
  • Feb 28 France dismisses Queen Ranavalona of Madagascar

Birthdays in History

  • Feb 1 Anastasio Somoza García [Tacho], General, dictator and President of Nicaragua (1937-56), born in San Marcos, Nicaragua (d. 1956)
  • Feb 2 Kazimierz Kuratowski, Polish mathematician and logician (d. 1980)
  • Feb 3 Johannes Urzidil, writer
  • Feb 4 Friedrich Glauser, writer
  • Feb 4 Friedrich Hund, German physicist (d. 1997)
  • Feb 7 Harold Hoffman, South Amboy NJ, (Gov-NJ)
  • Feb 7 Jacob Paludan, Danish pharmacist/writer (Jorgen Stein)
  • Feb 14 Arthur Milne [Edward Arthur Milne], Hull Yorkshire, English Astrophysicist (kinematic relativity)
  • Feb 18 Andre Breton, French writer (d. 1966)
  • Feb 19 André Breton, French poet (d. 1966)
  • Feb 20 Henri de Lubac sj, French theologist/anti-fascist
  • Feb 21 Sylvain Poons, Dutch cabaret performer (Blue Jackets)
  • Feb 22 Paul Van Ostaijen, Flemish poet/writer/critic (Occupied City)
  • Feb 24 Richard Thorpe, American director (Jailhouse Rock), born in Hutchinson, Kansas (d. 1991)
  • Feb 25 John Little McClellan, Sheridan Arkansas, American lawyer and politician (Sen-D-Ark)
  • Feb 26 Andrei A Zjdanov, Russian politician (against kosmopolitism)
  • Feb 28 Philip Showalter Hench, physician (cortisone-Nobel), born in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania
  • Feb 29 Omer C F L Tulippe, Belgian geographer
  • Feb 29 Ranchhodji Morarji Desai, premier of India (1977-79)
  • Feb 29 Stanley Swash, CEO (Woolworths)
  • Feb 29 William W Wellman, director (Star is Born), born in Brookline, Massachusetts

Deaths in History

  • Feb 3 Jane Wilde, Irish poet, nationalist and mother of Oscar Wilde, dies at 74
  • Feb 6 Abraham Czn van Stolk, Dutch art collector, dies at 82
  • Feb 15 E J Nicholson, writer, dies
  • Feb 22 Thomas Hughes, politician/author of Tom Brown's Schooldays, Brighton