February 1926 in History

Events in History

  • Feb 1 Kirghiz Autonomous Region in RSFSR becomes Kirghiz ASSR
  • Feb 1 Land at Broadway & Wall Street sold at a record $7 per sq inch
  • Feb 4 Austrian chancellor Seipel wants to join Germany
  • Feb 8 German Reichstag decides to apply for League of Nations membership
  • Feb 9 Teaching theory of evolution forbidden in Atlanta, Georgia schools
  • Feb 11 Tokelau (Union) Islands in South Pacific transfers to NZ
  • Feb 15 Brooks Atkinson Theater opens at 256 W 47th St NYC
  • Feb 15 Contract air mail service begins in US
  • Feb 17 Avalanche buries 75 in Sap Gulch, Bingham, Utah; 40 die

Event of interestEvent of Interest

Feb 25 Francisco Franco becomes the youngest general in Spain

Spanish Dictator and General Francisco Franco
Spanish Dictator and General
Francisco Franco
  • Feb 25 Kwo-Min-Tang (Guomindang) declares war on government/warlords
  • Feb 26 Dark Street in the Bronx renamed Lustre Street

Birthdays in History

  • Feb 1 Douglas Johnson, British historian, born in Edinburgh (d. 2005)
  • Feb 1 Peter Crill, Bailiff of Jersey
  • Feb 2 Miguel Cardinal Obando y Bravo, 1st Cent American cardinal (Nicaragua)
  • Feb 2 ValĂ©ry Giscard d'Estaing, French politician
  • Feb 3 Glen Tetley, US choreographer
  • Feb 3 Hans-Jochen Vogel, leader of West Germany's Social Democrats (SPD)
  • Feb 3 J Roy Rowland, (Rep-D-GA, 1983- )
  • Feb 4 John Edward Caulwell Hearne, writer
  • Feb 5 Arthur Ochs Sulzberger, American publisher (NY Times), born in NYC, New York
  • Feb 6 Haskell Wexler, American cinematographer and director, born in Chicago, Illinois (d. 2015)
  • Feb 7 Konstantin Petrovich Feokistov, USSR, cosmonaut (Voskhod I)
  • Feb 8 Neal Cassady, American writer (d. 1968)
  • Feb 9 Garret FitzGerald, Prime Minister of Ireland
  • Feb 11 Paul Bocuse, France, great chef (Legion of Honor)
  • Feb 12 Paul Hamlyn, English publisher/multi-millionaire (Octopus)
  • Feb 12 Charles Van Doren, American quiz show contestant
  • Feb 14 John Clark, CEO (Plessey Company)
  • Feb 16 John Schlesinger, director (Midnight Cowboy, Darling), born in London, England
  • Feb 16 Jack Levy, mechanical engineer
  • Feb 20 Cameron Rusby, British Vice-Admiral
  • Feb 20 Kenneth H Olsen, US, engineer/founder (Digital Equipment Corp)
  • Feb 20 Richard Matheson, American author, (d. 2013)
  • Feb 21 Hans Andreus, [Johan W van der Zant], Dutch poet (Animal Language)
  • Feb 24 Reginald Freeson, British MP
  • Feb 25 Harvey McGregor, QC/warden (New College-Oxford)
  • Feb 26 Konstantin P Feoktistov, Voronezh, cosmonaut (Voskhod 1)
  • Feb 27 Peter Emery, British MP
  • Feb 27 David H. Hubel, Canadian neuroscientist, Nobel Prize laureate, (d. 2013)
  • Feb 28 Svetlana Alliluyeva, daughter of Josef Stalin/author (My Life)

Deaths in History

  • Feb 2 Vladimir Sukhomlinov, Russian general (b. 1848)
  • Feb 21 Heike Kamerlingh Onnes, Dutch physicist (Nobel 1913), dies at 72
  • Feb 26 Frederik Pijper, Dut vicar/church historian (Monasteries), dies at 67