On This Day

What Happened on February 19, 1906

Historical Events

  • W.K. Kellogg (after falling out with brother over development credit and wanting to add sugar to cereal) joins Charles D. Bolin in founding the Battle Creek Toasted Corn Flake Company, now the multinational food manufacturer Kellogg's

Famous Birthdays

  • Grace Mary Williams, Welsh composer (Penillion), born in Barry, Wales (d. 1977)
  • Hendrik Spruit, Dutch conductor and composer, born in Utrecht, Netherlands (d. 1998)
  • Louis Gesensway, Latvian-American violinist (Philadelphia Orchestra, 1926-71), and composer (Ode To Peace), born in Dvinsk, Russian Empire (now Daugavpils, Latvia) (d. 1976)
1906 Highlights

About February 19, 1906

Day of the Week: Monday
How Long Ago? 116 years, 4 months and 10 days
Leap Year: No

Generation: Greatest Generation
Chinese Zodiac: Horse
Star Sign: Pisces