On This Day

Famous People Who Died in February 1890

  • Feb 3 C. H. D. Buys Ballot, Dutch meteorologist (Buys Ballot's law), dies at 72

Person of interestChristopher Latham Sholes

Feb 17 Christopher Latham Sholes, American newspaper man, politician and inventor of the typewriter, dies of tuberculosis at 71

Inventor of the QWERTY Keyboard Christopher Latham Sholes
Inventor of the QWERTY Keyboard
Christopher Latham Sholes
  • Feb 18 Gyula Andr├íssy 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)