February 1906 in History

Events in History

  • Feb 1 1st federal penitentiary building completed, Leavenworth, Kansas
  • Feb 1 Dorothy Grey, wife of British Foreign Secretary Edward Grey fatally injured
  • Feb 2 Pope encyclical against separation of church & state
  • Feb 8 Without warning, Japanese torpedo boats make a night attack on Russian ships near the naval base at Port Arthur, Manchuria; there is confusion because no deceleration of war was given
  • Feb 9 Natal proclaims state of siege in Zulu uprising
  • Feb 10 British battleship HMS Dreadnought launched after only 100 days, renders all other capital ships obsolete with revolutionary design
  • Feb 10 State of siege proclaimed in Zululand
  • Feb 15 British Labour Party founded
  • Feb 18 Vincent d'Indy's "Jour D'été à La Montagne" premieres in Paris
  • Feb 19 Will Keith Kellogg and Charles D. Bolin found the Battle Creek Toasted Corn Flake Company which is now the multinational food manufacturer Kellogg's
  • Feb 22 Black evangelist William J Seymour arrives in LA Calif
  • Feb 24 Tomas Estrada Palma defeats Jose Gomez in the election for president of Cuba, but Gomez and his followers refuse to accept results and sponsor an uprising
  • Feb 27 France & Britain agree to joint control of New Hebrides

Birthdays in History

  • Feb 4 Clyde William Tombaugh, US, astronomer (discovered Pluto)
  • Feb 4 Dietrich Bonhoeffer, German theologist (Confessing Church)
  • Feb 7 Henry P'u-i, last emperor of China, puppet emperor of Manchukuo
  • Feb 7 Oleg Antonov, Soviet aircraft designer (d. 1984)
  • Feb 8 Chester F Carlson, inventor (photocopy)
  • Feb 8 Henry Roth, American writer (Call it Sleep), born in Tysmenitz, Austria-Hungary (d. 1995)
  • Feb 9 André Kostolany, stock market expert and speculator (d. 1999)
  • Feb 10 Henry Phelps Brown, historian/economist
  • Feb 10 Walraven (Wally) van Hall, Dutch banker/resisted Nazis
  • Feb 11 Denis Barnett, British air chief marshal
  • Feb 13 Agostinho da Silva, Portuguese philosopher (d. 1994)
  • Feb 15 Stephen Brown, CEO (Stone-Platt Industries)
  • Feb 16 Vera Menchik, Russian 1st official women's world chess champion (1927), born in Moscow (d. 1944)
  • Feb 17 Galo Plaza Lasso, President of Ecuador (1948-52), head of OAS (1968-75)
  • Feb 18 Hans Asperger, Austrian pediatrician (d. 1980)
  • Feb 24 Alexis Curvers, Belgian author (Tempo di Roma, Bourg-le-Rond)
  • Feb 25 Domingo Ortega, Spanish bullfighter
  • Feb 25 Howard Zahniser, Father of Wilderness Act
  • Feb 26 Nikos Ghika, Greek artist, born in Athens (d. 1994)
  • Feb 27 H Algernon F "Algy" Rumbold, English diplomat (South Africa/Tibet)

Person of interestPerson of Interest

Feb 28 Bugsy Siegel, gangster created casinos in Las Vegas

Mobster Bugsy Siegel
Bugsy Siegel

Weddings in History

  • Feb 17 26th US President Theodore Roosevelt's daughter Alice marries in the White House

Deaths in History

Person of interestPerson of Interest

Feb 9 Paul Laurence Dunbar, African American dialect poet, dies at 33 in Dayton, Ohio

  • Feb 10 Ezra Butler Eddy, Canadian businessman (E.B. Eddy Company) and politician (b. 1827)
  • Feb 13 Albert Gottschalk, Danish painter (b. 1866)
  • Feb 18 Willem Doorenbos, literary/critic, dies at 85
  • Feb 18 John Batterson Stetson, American manufacturer (b. 1830)
  • Feb 23 Johann Hoch, US murderer, executed
  • Feb 27 Samuel Pierpont Langley, American astronomer and pioneer aviator, dies at 71