February 1919 in History

Events in History

  • Feb 2 Monarchist riot in Portugal
  • Feb 3 League of Nations first meeting (Paris)
  • Feb 3 Socialist conference convenes (Berne, Switzerland)
  • Feb 3 The Bolshevik army is defeated in a series of clashes with the White Russians, who are fighting to reclaims the government after the 1917 revolution
  • Feb 4 City of Bremen's Soviet Republic overthrown
  • Feb 5 NL pres John Heydler dismisses charges that Hal Chase bet against his team & threw games in collusion with gamblers
  • Feb 6 1st day of 5-day Seattle general strike
  • Feb 6 The first day of the Weimar Republic which, because of its support of the Treaty of Versailles, does not receive proper allegiance from the German nation
  • Feb 11 Friedrich Ebert (SPD) elected president of Germany
  • Feb 14 United Parcel Service forms
  • Feb 14 The Polish-Soviet War begins.
  • Feb 15 American Legion organizes in Paris

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Feb 19 Pan-African Congress, organized by W.E.B. Du Bois (Paris)

Civil Rights Activist W.E.B. Du Bois
Civil Rights Activist
W.E.B. Du Bois
  • Feb 20 French premier Clemenceau injured during assassination attempt
  • Feb 21 German National Meeting accepts Anschluss: incorporation of Austria
  • Feb 21 Revolutionary strike in Barcelona

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Feb 23 Fascist Party forms in Italy by Benito Mussolini

Italian Dictator Benito Mussolini
Italian Dictator
Benito Mussolini
  • Feb 25 League of Nations set up by Paris Treaty
  • Feb 25 Oregon is 1st state to tax gasoline (1 cent per gallon)
  • Feb 26 Acadia National Park forms (as Lafayette N P), Maine
  • Feb 26 Congress forms Grand Canyon National Park in Arizona
  • Feb 27 1st public performance of Holst's "Planets"
  • Feb 27 American Association for Hard of Hearing forms (NYC)

Birthdays in History

  • Feb 4 Frank van Klingeren, Dutch architect (De Meerpaal, Dronten)
  • Feb 5 Andrea George Papandreou, Greek premier (1981-89, 93- )
  • Feb 6 Louis Heren, journalist/writer (China's Three Thousand Years)
  • Feb 23 Derek Ezra [Baron Ezra], British politician and Liberal Democrat Life Peer
  • Feb 24 Alan Hugh Iliffe, psychologist
  • Feb 24 Earl Kitchener of Khartoum
  • Feb 25 F de Jong Edz, Dutch historian
  • Feb 25 Karl H. Pribram, Austrian neuroscientist

Divorces in History

Broken heartDivorce of Interest

Feb 14 Theoretical Physicist Albert Einstein (39) divorces Mileva Maric after 16 years of marriage

Theoretical Physicist Albert Einstein
Theoretical Physicist
Albert Einstein

Deaths in History

  • Feb 5 Vasili V Rozanov, Russian philosopher/writer, dies at 62
  • Feb 6 Friedrich W Mengelberg, German sculptor/painter, dies at 81
  • Feb 7 William Halford, American naval officer and Medal of Honor recipient (b. 1841)
  • Feb 15 Pieter K Pel, Dutch internist (Pel-Ebstein fever), dies at 66
  • Feb 21 Habib Ullah Chan, emir of Afghanistam (1901-19), murdered at 46
  • Feb 21 Karl von Hohenzollern, Prince of Belgium, dies
  • Feb 21 Kurt Eisner, premier Bayern (soc), murdered at 51
  • Feb 21 Mary Edwards Walker, American surgeon and feminist, only woman awarded Medal of Honor (US Civil War), dies at 86