What Happened in February 1890

Historical Events

  • Feb 10 Around 11 million acres ceded to US by Sioux Indians, then opened for settlement
  • Feb 14 1st NSW v South Australia 1st-class cricket game
  • Feb 20 Amsterdam Theater destroyed by fire
  • Feb 27 D Needham and P Kerrigan box 100 rounds (6 h 39 m) in San Francisco; match is a draw

Famous Birthdays

  • Feb 2 Jean J M de Lattre de Tassigny, French gen (Indo-China)
  • Feb 3 Charles [Andy] Correll, US radio comedian
  • Feb 8 Claro Mayo Recto, Filipino nationalist/opponent of US colonialism
  • Feb 9 Jacobus J P Oud, Dutch architect/co-founder (Stijl)

Person of interestBoris Pasternak

Feb 10 Boris Pasternak, Russian novelist and poet (Doctor Zhivago, Nobel 1958), born in Moscow, Russia (d. 1960)

Novelist & Poet Boris Pasternak
Novelist & Poet
Boris Pasternak
  • Feb 10 Cor Ruys, Dutch actor (Princess Stage, The Cross-Patch), born in Amsterdam, Noord-Holland, Netherlands (d. 1952)
  • Feb 10 Fanny Kaplan, failed assassin of Vladimir Lenin (d. 1918)
  • Feb 11 Jan de Vries, Dutch scholar of Germanic linguistics and Germanic mythology, born in Amsterdam (d. 1964)
  • Feb 11 David Drummond, Australian politician (d. 1965)
  • Feb 14 Nina Hamnett, Welsh artist and writer, born in Tenby, Pembrokeshire, Wales (d. 1956)
  • Feb 15 Robert Ley, Nazi politician. Committed suicide 1945.
  • Feb 16 Semyon Semyonovich Bogatiryov, composer
  • Feb 18 Adolphe Menjou, US actor (Front Page, Star is Born), born in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania
  • Feb 18 Edward Arnold, American actor (Mr Smith Goes to Washington), born in NYC, New York
  • Feb 18 Lauri SA Haarla, Finnish (stage)writer (Juudas, Sukeltaja)
  • Feb 24 Antonio Massana, composer
  • Feb 24 Marjorie Main [Tomlinson], American actress (Another Thin Man), born in Acton, Indiana (d. 1975)
  • Feb 25 Myra Hess, concert pianist, born in London, England
  • Feb 27 Freddie Keppard, American jazz musician (d. 1933)
  • Feb 28 Vaslav Nijinsky, ballet dancer (3/12 NS), born in Kiev, Ukraine

Person of interestJoe Malone

Feb 28 Joe Malone, Canadian ice hockey center (Quebec Bulldogs), born in Quebec City, Québec (d. 1969)

Ice Hockey Player Joe Malone
Ice Hockey Player
Joe Malone

Famous Deaths

  • Feb 3 C. H. D. Buys Ballot, Dutch meteorologist (Buys Ballot's law), dies at 72
  • Feb 17 Christopher Latham Sholes, American newspaper man, politician and inventor of the typewriter, dies at 71
  • Feb 18 Gyula Andrássy Sr, Prime Minister of Hungary (1867-71), dies at 66
  • Feb 22 John Jacob Astor III, American businessman (Astor Estate holdings), dies at 67
  • Feb 22 Carl Heinrich Bloch, Danish painter (b. 1834)