February 1936 in History

Events in History

  • Feb 4 1st radioactive substance produced synthetically (radium E)
  • Feb 5 National Wildlife Federation forms
  • Feb 6 Pravda criticizes Shostakovitch' ballet "Clear Brook"
  • Feb 7 A flag is authorized for US Vice President
  • Feb 8 Pandit Jawaharlal follows Gandhi as chairman of India Congress Party
  • Feb 11 Pumping begins to build Treasure Island in SF Bay
  • Feb 14 National Negro Congress organizes in Chicago
  • Feb 14 US female Figure Skating championship won by Maribel Vinson
  • Feb 14 US male Figure Skating championship won by Robin Lee
  • Feb 15 -60°F (-51°C), Parshall, North Dakota (state record)

Event of interestEvent of Interest

Feb 15 Hitler announce building of Volkswagens (the People's Car, aka the Kaefer/beetle)

Dictator of Nazi Germany Adolf Hitler
Dictator of Nazi Germany
Adolf Hitler
  • Feb 16 Spanish Frente Popular (People's Front) wins elections
  • Feb 17 -58°F (-50°C), McIntosh, South Dakota (state record)
  • Feb 17 S. N. Behrman's play "End of Summer" premieres in NYC

Electoral defeatElection of Interest

Feb 19 Manuel Azaña becomes Prime Minister of Spain for the second time

President of the Spanish Republic Manuel Azaña
President of the Spanish Republic
Manuel Azaña
  • Feb 22 Construction on Ypenburg Neth airport begins
  • Feb 23 1st rocket air mail flight, Greenwood Lake, NY
  • Feb 26 Hitler introduces Ferdinand Porsche's "Volkswagen"
  • Feb 26 Military coup in Japan

Event of interestEvent of Interest

Feb 29 US President FDR signs 2nd Neutrality Act

32nd US President Franklin D. Roosevelt
32nd US President
Franklin D. Roosevelt

Birthdays in History

  • Feb 1 G H Blake, Principal (Collingwood College, Durham U)
  • Feb 1 Azie Taylor Morton, 35th Treasurer of the United States (d. 2003)
  • Feb 4 Daan van Golden, Dutch sculptor
  • Feb 6 J. Howard Marshall III, American businessman
  • Feb 10 Olwyn Bowey, British artist, born in Stockton-on-Tees, Durham
  • Feb 10 Sylvia Williams, museum director/curator
  • Feb 12 Fang Lizhi, Chinese astrophysicist/dissident (Tiananmen Square, 1989), born in Beijing, China (d. 2012)
  • Feb 14 Fanne Foxe, [Annabella Battistella], Argentina, (Wilbur Mills affair)
  • Feb 15 Andrew Miller, British principal (Stirling U)
  • Feb 16 Jill Kinmont, American skier

Person of interestPerson of Interest

Feb 16 Carl Icahn, American businessman (Icahn Enterprises), born in NYC, New York

Corporate Raider Carl Icahn
Corporate Raider
Carl Icahn
  • Feb 18 Marin Sorescu, poet/dramatist
  • Feb 18 Ronald William Eastman, cinematogrpaher
  • Feb 18 Jean Auel, American writer
  • Feb 19 Ione Mylonas Shear, archeologist
  • Feb 21 Barbara Jordan, (Rep-D-Tx, 1972-78), born in Houston, Texas
  • Feb 22 J. Michael Bishop, Nobel Prize in Physiology or Medicine laureate
  • Feb 26 Eduard Ivanovich Buinovski, cosmonaut
  • Feb 27 Ron Barassi, Australian rules footballer
  • Feb 29 Jack R Lousma, Col USMC/astronaut (Skylab 3, STS-3), born in Grand Rapids Michigan

Weddings in History


HeartWedding of Interest

Feb 2 Physicist Emilio G. Segrè (31) weds jewish woman Elfriede Spiro at the Great Synagogue of Rome in Italy

Physicist and Nobel Laureate Emilio G. Segrè
Physicist and Nobel Laureate
Emilio G. Segrè

Deaths in History

  • Feb 1 Georgios Kondylis, general of the Greek army and Prime Minister of Greece (b. 1878)
  • Feb 3 Sophie of Schönburg-Waldenburg, consort of William of Wied, Prince of Albania (b.1885)
  • Feb 4 Wilhelm Gustloff, German leader of the Swiss Nazi party (b. 1895)
  • Feb 9 Jacques Bainville, French historian/essayist/journalist, dies at 57
  • Feb 17 Erich Schaeder, German theologist (Theozentrische), dies at 74
  • Feb 19 Charles Harding Firth, British historian (b. 1857)
  • Feb 20 John Hope, president of Atlanta University, dies at 67
  • Feb 22 Johan M Skjoldborg, Danish writer (Dynaes Digte), dies at 74

Person of interestPerson of Interest

Feb 27 Ivan Pavlov, Russian physiologist (reflexes, Nobel 1904), dies at 86

Physiologist Ivan Pavlov
Physiologist
Ivan Pavlov
  • Feb 27 Joshua W. Alexander, U.S. Secretary of Commerce under Woodrow Wilson (b. 1852)
  • Feb 28 Pedro Munoz Seca, La Caraba/La oca, dies at 55
  • Feb 28 Charles Nicolle, French bacteriologist, recipient of the Nobel Prize in Physiology or Medicine (b. 1866)