February 1930 in History

Events in History


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Feb 3 William Howard Taft resigns as US chief justice for health reasons

27th US President William Howard Taft
27th US President
William Howard Taft
  • Feb 3 The Communist Party of Vietnam is established.
  • Feb 4 1st tieless, soundless, shockless streetcar tracks, New Orleans
  • Feb 5 5th Aliyah to Israel begins
  • Feb 10 Grain Stabilization Corporation authorized by Congress
  • Feb 17 French government of AndrĂ© Tardieu falls for the first time
  • Feb 18 Cow flown & milked, milk sealed in paper containers & parachuted
  • Feb 18 Luigi Pirandello's "Come Tu Mi Vuoi" premieres in Milan
  • Feb 18 Richard Rodgers & Lorenz Hart's "Simple Simon" premieres in NYC
  • Feb 18 US astronomer Clyde Tombaugh discovers Pluto
  • Feb 21 Marc Connelly's "Green Pastures" premieres in NYC
  • Feb 25 Check photographing device patented
  • Feb 26 1st red & green traffic lights installed (Manhattan NYC)
  • Feb 27 Bouvet Island declared a Norwegian dependency

Birthdays in History

  • Feb 1 Peter Tapsell, British MP
  • Feb 1 Shahabuddin Ahmed, President of Bangladesh
  • Feb 1 Mario Beaulieu, Quebec politician (d. 1998)
  • Feb 3 Gillian Ayres, English painter
  • Feb 8 Arlan Stangeland, (Rep-R-MN, 1977-1991), (d. 2013)
  • Feb 8 James Deetz, American anthropologist (d. 2000)
  • Feb 9 Garner Ted Armstrong, American evangelist (d. 2003)
  • Feb 11 Alevtina Koltschina, USSR, cross coutry relay skier (Oly-gold-1960)
  • Feb 11 Roy De Forest, American Painter (d. 2007)
  • Feb 12 Arlen Specter, (Sen-R-PA, 1981- )
  • Feb 13 Ernst Fuchs, Austrian artist
  • Feb 14 Duncan Montgomery Stewart, principal (Lady Margaret Hall-Oxford)
  • Feb 15 C F Payne, British chief constable, born in Cleveland, Ohio
  • Feb 16 Frederick "Fred" Cuming, British painter, born in London
  • Feb 17 Ruth Rendell, English thriller writer (Inspector Wexford novels), born in South Woodford, Essex
  • Feb 18 Theodore C Freeman, Haverford Penn, capt USAF/astronaut
  • Feb 18 Gahan Wilson, American cartoonist
  • Feb 19 John Frankenheimer, American director (Birdman of Alcatraz), born in NYC, New York
  • Feb 20 Bill Walker, British MP
  • Feb 21 Elizabeth Adams, madame
  • Feb 22 JPS van Neerven, Dutch economist/editor (Limbourg Daily)
  • Feb 22 James McGarrell, American painter
  • Feb 23 Jef Geeraerts, Flemish writer (Black Venus)
  • Feb 25 Erica Pedretti, writer
  • Feb 27 Paul von RaguĂ© Schleyer, American chemist
  • Feb 27 Peter Stone, American writer (d. 2003)
  • Feb 28 Leon Cooper, US physicist (Nobel 1972)
  • Feb 28 Bruce Dawe, Australian poet

Deaths in History

  • Feb 6 Eva Strittmatter, writer, dies at 17
  • Feb 22 Godfried CE van Daalen, Dutch general/governor of Atjeh, dies at 66
  • Feb 24 Jacobus van Looy, Dutch writer/painter (Night Cactus), dies at 74
  • Feb 26 Raffaele Merry del Val, Spanish Cardinal, dies at 64