February 1914 in History

Events in History

  • Feb 1 Pennsylvania State Board of [motion picture] censors appointed
  • Feb 1 Tanganyika Railway opens
  • Feb 4 US Congress approves Burnett-anti-immigration law
  • Feb 7 Steel work completed on Exposition (Civic) Auditorium, SF
  • Feb 8 General Zamon becomes president of Haiti

Event of interestEvent of Interest

Feb 10 In accordance with the understanding reached by General J.C. Smuts and Mahatma Gandhi, 60 passive resistance prisoners are released from the Pietermaritzburg Prison; 40 passive resisters are released in Durban, 8 in Newcastle and 11 in Port Elizabeth

Pacifist and Spiritual Leader Mahatma Gandhi
Pacifist and Spiritual Leader
Mahatma Gandhi
  • Feb 12 Dedication ceremony for the about to be constructed Lincoln Memorial in Washington, D.C.
  • Feb 14 High Council of Labor forms in Hague Netherlands
  • Feb 16 1st airplane flight from LA to SF
  • Feb 21 White Wolf troops attack Zhanjiang China
  • Feb 21 In a secret meeting of civil and military leaders, Russian Foreign Minister Sazonov convinces them to support a plan for seizing the straits, controlled by Turkey, that block access to the Mediterranean
  • Feb 24 Frank Craven's "Too Many Cooks" premieres in NYC
  • Feb 26 New York Museum of Science & Industry incorporated
  • Feb 26 HMHS Britannic, sister to the Titanic, is launched at Harland & Wolff, Belfast.
  • Feb 28 Construction begins on Tower of Jewels for the Exposition (SF)

Birthdays in History

  • Feb 2 Eric Kierans, Canadian politician and economist (d. 2004)
  • Feb 3 Cornelis "Kees" Andrea, Dutch painter/graphic artist/carpet designer
  • Feb 3 Felix Kelly, New Zealand-born British artist, born in Auckland (d. 1994)
  • Feb 4 Alfred Andersch, German writer (Red Head)
  • Feb 5 Alan Hodgkin, British physicist (Nobel 1963)
  • Feb 5 William S Burroughs, novelist (Naked Lunch), born in St. Louis, Missouri
  • Feb 7 David Ignatow, US poet (Tread the Dark, Rescue the Dead)
  • Feb 7 Jacques Mornard, [Ramon Mercader], murderer (Trotsky)
  • Feb 7 Ralph Whitlock, writer
  • Feb 9 Max Manus, resistance fighter
  • Feb 10 Larry Adler, Balt, hamonicist (Harmonicats) (blacklisted performer)
  • Feb 11 French Duynstee, Dutch constitutional lawyer
  • Feb 11 Winand J Borgerhoff Mulder, court judge of Amsterdam
  • Feb 12 Nello Celio, Swiss president
  • Feb 12 Arvid Pardo, Maltese diplomat, a.k.a "Father of the Law of the Sea Conference" (d. 1999)
  • Feb 13 Earl Cadogan, British large landowner (Military Cross)
  • Feb 14 Margarete Mewes, Nazi overseer at concentration camp
  • Feb 15 R W Woods, bishop (Worcester)
  • Feb 15 Hale Boggs, American politician (d. 1972)
  • Feb 16 J Tobin, British anaesthetist
  • Feb 17 Albert Westerlinck, [Jose J M Aerts], Flemish literary
  • Feb 17 Per-Jakez Helias, writer/teacher
  • Feb 18 Edward George Edwards, chemist
  • Feb 20 Marion Kettlewell, British director (WRNS)
  • Feb 20 Willem J H Baart, Dutch vicar (Cuentanan di Nanzi)
  • Feb 21 Arnold S Denker, NY, US chess champion (1944-46)
  • Feb 21 Hermanus P "Piet" Mulder, Dutch journalist (Parool/VARA)
  • Feb 22 Renato Dulbecco, Nobel Prize in Physiology or Medicine laureate
  • Feb 23 Margaret Farrer, CEO (Central Midwives Board)
  • Feb 24 David Langdon, cartoonist/illustrator
  • Feb 24 Ralph Erskine, British architect (Byker Wall) (d. 2005)

Deaths in History

  • Feb 6 J Albert Neuhuys, Dutch painter (Hague School), dies at 69
  • Feb 22 Valliamma Mudaliar, took part in Indian passive resistance, dies of a fever contracted in prison
  • Feb 24 Joshua Chamberlain, Civil War hero for the Union on Little Round Top at the Battle of Gettysburg
  • Feb 25 John Tenniel, British illustrator (Alice in Wonderland), dies at 93