February 1915 in History

Events in History

  • Feb 3 Turkish & German army reach Suez Canal
  • Feb 4 Experiments to find cause of pellagra begin at Miss Penitentiary
  • Feb 7 1st wireless message sent from a moving train to a station received
  • Feb 7 2nd Battle of Masurian Lakes: German armies surrounded a Russian army
  • Feb 10 US President Wilson warns Germany that the US will hold it 'to a strict accountability' for 'property endangered or lives lost'
  • Feb 10 US President Wilson protests to Britain on the use of US flags on British merchant ships to deceive the Germans

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Feb 12 Adolf Hitler receives the relatively common Iron Cross second class for bravery in World War I

Dictator of Nazi Germany Adolf Hitler
Dictator of Nazi Germany
Adolf Hitler
  • Feb 13 The French try to drive the Germans forces back into the Champagne region
  • Feb 16 Frank Home Run Baker, 28, announces retirement following a contract dispute with Connie Mack. He sits out 1915 season
  • Feb 17 Edward Stone, 1st US combatant to die in WW I, is mortally wounded
  • Feb 18 Germany begins a blockade of Britain
  • Feb 19 British fleet opens fire on Dardanelles coast
  • Feb 20 Panama-Pacific International Exposition opens in San Francisco
  • Feb 21 20th Russian Army corps surrenders
  • Feb 21 World's Fair in SF opens
  • Feb 22 Germany begins "unrestricted" submarine war
  • Feb 23 Germany sinks US ships Carib & Evelyn & torpedoes Norwegian ship Regin
  • Feb 23 Nevada enforces convenient divorce law
  • Feb 26 Malancourt, Argonnen 1st (German) flame-thrower
  • Feb 28 WWI: After the French try to drive the Germans forces back into the Champagne region, they gain a few hundred yards - at the cost of 50,000 casualties

Birthdays in History

  • Feb 2 Evert Werkman, Dutch journalist (Het Parool)
  • Feb 2 Abba Eban, Israeli diplomat (d. 2002)
  • Feb 3 Jann Willem Holsbergen, author (Zakenmensen Fair as Gold)

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Feb 5 Robert Hofstadter, US atomic physicist

  • Feb 6 Derk Roemers, Dutch politician (Soc-Dem)
  • Feb 11 Haakon Stotijn, Dutch oboist (VARA Orch, Orkestgebouw Orch)
  • Feb 11 Mervyn Levy, artist/critic
  • Feb 11 Patrick Leigh Fermor, author
  • Feb 11 Richard Hamming, American Mathematician and Computer Scientist (Hamming code), born in Chicago, Illinois
  • Feb 12 Andrew J Goodpaster, US, general/supreme commander (NATO-Europe)
  • Feb 13 Aung San, Burmese general and politician (d. 1947)
  • Feb 14 A W H Stewart-Moore, CEO (Gallaher)
  • Feb 15 Paul Ferris, British author
  • Feb 23 Heinrich Schirmbeck, German author (Das Spiegellabyrinth)
  • Feb 23 Paul Tibbets, US Air Force retired Brigadier General and Pilot of B-29 "Enola Gay" over Hiroshima (d. 2007)
  • Feb 24 Charles Henry "Harry" Urwin, trade unionist
  • Feb 26 Elisabeth Eybers, South Afr/Dutch poetess (That Woman & Other Verses)
  • Feb 26 Pran Nath Chhuttani, Indian physician and teacher, born in Leiah, Pakistan (d. 1996)
  • Feb 27 Arthur Gilson, Belgian attorney/minister of Defense (1958-..)
  • Feb 28 Peter Medawar, England, zoologist, immunologist (Nobel 1953)

Deaths in History

  • Feb 10 Albert J-BJ Thijs, Belgian Colonial pioneer (Congo), dies at 65

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Feb 18 Frank James, American outlaw (member of the James-Younger gang), dies at 72

Outlaw Frank James
Frank James
  • Feb 19 Gopal Krishna Gokhale, India's social reformer/politician, dies
  • Feb 23 Robert Smalls, Reconstruction congressman, dies at 75 in SC
  • Feb 25 George Mimot, physician (Nobel-1934), dies