On This Day

What Happened in February 1910

Historical Events

  • Feb 1 1st British labour exchange opens
  • Feb 1 Dragoumis government forms in Greece
  • Feb 7 Edmond Rostand's "Chantecler" premieres in Paris
  • Feb 8 The Boy Scouts of America is incorporated by William D. Boyce
  • Feb 19 English premiere of Richard Strauss' "Elektra"

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Feb 19 Typhoid Mary [Mary Mallon] is freed from her first periods of forced isolation and goes on to cause several further outbreaks of typhoid in the New York area

  • Feb 21 John Galsworthy's "Justice" premieres in London
  • Feb 23 1st radio contest held (Philadelphia)

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Feb 23 George Bernard Shaw's "Misalliance" premieres in London

  • Feb 25 Dalai Lama flees Tibet for British India to escape Chinese troops

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Feb 26 Gandhi supports the African People's Organisations resolution to declare the Prince of Wales day of arrival in South Africa a day of mourning, in protest against the South Africa Acts disenfranchisement of Indians, Coloureds and Africans

Pacifist and Spiritual Leader Mahatma Gandhi
Pacifist and Spiritual Leader
Mahatma Gandhi

Famous Birthdays

  • Feb 1 Jahangir Khan, Indian cricket fast bowler (4 Tests India; Pakistan selector), born in Jalandhar, Punjab, India (d. 1988)
  • Feb 1 Michael Kanin, American director, writer and actor (Woman of the Year, Teacher's Pet), born in Rochester, New York (d. 1993)
  • Feb 2 Charlotte Auerbach, German-born British geneticist and zoologist, born in Krefeld, Germany (d. 1994)
  • Feb 3 Blas Galindo Dimas, San Gabriel Mexico, composer (A la Patria)
  • Feb 3 Nelson Case, TV host (Trash or Treasure), born in Long Beach, California
  • Feb 3 Robert Earl Jones, American actor (The Sting, Witness, Sleepaway Camp), born in Senatobia, Mississippi (d. 2006)
  • Feb 4 Alfred Mendelsohn, composer
  • Feb 4 Uys Krige, South African playwright/novelist (Orphan of the Desert)
  • Feb 5 Martha van Och-Scholl, German/Dutch resistance fighter (WWII)
  • Feb 5 Francisco Varallo, Argentine footballer
  • Feb 5 Charles Leblond, Canadian Cell Biologist (d. 2007)
  • Feb 6 George H Poyser, English football player & manager (Brentford), born in Stanton Hill, England (d. 1995)
  • Feb 6 Irmgard Keun, German author, born in Berlin, Germany (d. 1982)
  • Feb 6 Carlos Marcello, Tunisian-born gangster, born in Tunis, Tunisia (d. 1993)
  • Feb 9 Jacques Monod, French biochemist
  • Feb 10 Dominique Pire, Belgian educator, aided WW II refugees (Nobel 1958)
  • Feb 10 Douglas Spencer, American actor (The Thing from Another World, This Island Earth, River of No Return), born in Princeton, Illinois (d. 1960)
  • Feb 10 Joyce Grenfell, British actress (Pickwick Papers, Americanization of Emily), born in London, England (d. 1979)
  • Feb 10 Paul Whitelaw, cricketer (NZ opening batsman v England 1933)
  • Feb 12 Forsyth Hardy, documentary film pioneer
  • Feb 12 Lee Byung Chull, Korean industrialist/founder (Samsung Business)
  • Feb 12 Gunnar Höckert, Finnish athlete (Olympic gold 5,000m 1936), born in Helsinki, Finland (d. 1940)

Person of interestWilliam Shockley

Feb 13 William Shockley, American physicist who helped invent the transistor (1956 Nobel), who was also known for his racist eugenics views, born in London, England (d. 1989)

Physicist William Shockley
Physicist
William Shockley
  • Feb 16 Michael Milne-Watson, CEO (BUPA)
  • Feb 16 Miguel Bernal Jiménez, Mexican composer and pedagogist who made major contributions to the nacionalismo sacro movement, born in Morelia, Mexico (d. 1956)
  • Feb 17 Marc Lawrence [Max Goldsmith], American character actor (Man With Golden Gun), born in NYC, New York (d. 2005)
  • Feb 17 Arthur Hunnicutt, American actor (El Dorado, Big Sky, Apache Uprising), born in Gravelly, Arkansas (d. 1979)
  • Feb 20 Julian Trevelyan, English Surrealist painter/collage maker
  • Feb 20 Millicent Fenwick, (Rep-R-NJ 1975-82)
  • Feb 21 Douglas R S Bader, British pilot (WWII)
  • Feb 21 Carmine Galante, Italian-born gangster (d. 1979)
  • Feb 21 Eddie Waring, British sports commentator (d. 1986)
  • Feb 22 Al Sears, jazz performer
  • Feb 22 Muriel Monkhouse, Red Cross worker
  • Feb 24 Arthur Hazlerigg, British peer and cricketer (d. 2002)
  • Feb 25 Millicent Fenwick, American (Rep-R-NJ 1975-82) (Doonesbury), born in NYC, New York
  • Feb 27 Joan Bennett, American actress (Little Women, Disraeli), born in Palisades, New Jersey (d. 1990)
  • Feb 27 Peter De Vries, author (Reuben, Reuben, Prick of Noon), born in Chicago, Illinois
  • Feb 27 Ted Horn, American race car driver (d. 1948)
  • Feb 27 Clarence "Kelly" Johnson, American aircraft engineer (Lockheed Skunk Works; d. 1990)
  • Feb 28 Roman Maciejewski, Polish composer (Requiem - Missa pro defunctis), born in Berlin, Germany (d. 1988)

Famous Weddings


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Feb 3 Author James Weldon Johnson (38) weds civil rights activist Grace Nail Johnson (24) at her family's home

Writer and Civil Rights Activist James Weldon Johnson
Writer and Civil Rights Activist
James Weldon Johnson

Famous Deaths

  • Feb 1 Otto Julius Bierbaum, German writer (Irrgarten Der Liebe), dies at 44
  • Feb 6 Alfonso Maria Fusco. Beatified Italian Roman Catholic priest and founder (b.1839)
  • Feb 8 Hans Jæger, Norwegian writer and political activist (b. 1854)
  • Feb 15 Albert Fuchs, Swiss-German composer, dies at 51
  • Feb 16 Albert Heinrich Zabel, composer, dies at 75
  • Feb 20 Boutros Ghali, Prime Minister of Egypt (1908-1910), assassinated by a nationalist at 64