February 1910 in History

Events in History

  • Feb 1 1st British labour exchange opens
  • Feb 1 Dragoumis government forms in Greece
  • Feb 7 Edmond Rostand's "Chantecler" premieres in Paris
  • Feb 8 The Boy Scouts of America is incorporated by William D. Boyce.
  • Feb 15 The Boy Scouts of America founded.
  • Feb 19 English premiere of Richard Strauss' "Elektra"

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Feb 19 Typhoid Mary [Mary Mallon] is freed from her first periods of forced isolation and goes on to cause several further outbreaks of typhoid in the New York area

  • Feb 21 John Galsworthy's "Justice" premieres in London
  • Feb 23 1st radio contest held (Philadelphia)

Event of interestEvent of Interest

Feb 23 George Bernard Shaw's "Misalliance" premieres in London

  • Feb 25 Dalai Lama flees Tibet from Chinese troops to British India

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Feb 26 Gandhi supports the African People's Organisations resolution to declare the day of arrival of the Prince of Wales in South Africa as a day of mourning in protest against the South Africa Acts disenfranchisement of Indians, Coloureds and Africans in the upcoming Union of South Africa

Pacifist and Spiritual Leader Mahatma Gandhi
Pacifist and Spiritual Leader
Mahatma Gandhi

Birthdays in History

  • Feb 2 Charlotte Auerbach, British geneticist and zoologist, born in Krefeld, Germany (d. 1994)
  • Feb 2 Hendrik H K Beernink, Dutch politician (CHU)
  • Feb 4 Uys Krige, South African playwright/novelist (Orphan of the Desert)
  • Feb 5 Martha van Och-Scholl, German/Dutch resistance fighter (WW II)
  • Feb 5 Charles Leblond, Canadian Cell Biologist (d. 2007)
  • Feb 6 Irmgard Keun, German author (d. 1982)
  • Feb 6 Carlos Marcello, Tunisian-born gangster (d. 1993)
  • Feb 9 Jacques Monod, French biochemist
  • Feb 10 Dominique Pire, Belgium, educator, aided WW II refugees (Nobel 1958)
  • Feb 12 Forsyth Hardy, documentary film pioneer
  • Feb 12 Lee Byung Chull, Korean industrialist/founder (Samsung Business)

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Feb 13 William Shockley, US physicist (Nobel 1956), racist, born in London, England

Physicist William Shockley
William Shockley
  • Feb 15 9th earl of Jersey, English large landowner/art collector
  • Feb 16 Michael Milne-Watson, CEO (BUPA)
  • Feb 20 Julian Trevelyan, English Surrealist painter/collage maker
  • Feb 20 Millicent Fenwick, (Rep-R-NJ 1975-82)
  • Feb 21 Douglas R S Bader, British pilot (WW II)
  • Feb 21 Carmine Galante, Italian-born gangster (d. 1979)
  • Feb 22 Muriel Monkhouse, Red Cross worker
  • Feb 22 Nicholas Monsarrat, novelist, born in Liverpool, England
  • Feb 25 Millicent Fenwick, (Rep-R-NJ 1975-82) (Doonesbury), born in NYC, New York
  • Feb 27 Peter De Vries, author (Reuben Reuben, Prick of Noon), born in Chicago, Illinois
  • Feb 27 Clarence "Kelly" Johnson, American aircraft engineer (Lockheed Skunk Works; d. 1990)
  • Feb 28 Vincente Minnelli, director (An American in Paris, Gigi), born in Chicago, Illinois

Weddings in History

HeartWedding of Interest

Feb 3 Author James Weldon Johnson (38) weds civil rights activist Grace Nail Johnson (24) at her family's home

Writer and Civil Rights Activist James Weldon Johnson
Writer and Civil Rights Activist
James Weldon Johnson

Deaths in History

  • Feb 1 Otto Julius Bierbaum, German writer (Irrgarten Der Liebe), dies at 44
  • Feb 6 Alfonso Maria Fusco. Beatified Italian Roman Catholic priest and founder (b.1839)
  • Feb 8 Hans J√¶ger, Norwegian writer and political activist (b. 1854)
  • Feb 20 Boutros Ghali, Prime Minister of Egypt (1908-1910), assassinated by a nationalist at 64