On This Day

What Happened on February 4, 1895

Day of the Week: Monday

Historical Events

  • 1st rolling lift bridge opens in Chicago

Famous Birthdays

  • Annie [Anna HM] Romein-Verschoor, Dutch historian (Erflaters)
  • Nigel Bruce, British actor (Rebecca, Suspicion, Sherlock Holmes), born in Ensenada, Baja California, Mexico (d. 1953)
  • [Johann Baptist] Hanns Albin Rauter, German SS and Police leader in the occupied Netherlands, born in Klagenfurt, Austro-Hungarian Empire (d. 1949)

Famous Deaths

  • Faustina Hasse Hodges, English-American composer, dies at 71