On This Day

Historical Events in February 1858

  • Feb 11 First vision of the Virgin Mary to 14-year-old Bernadette of Lourdes, France

Historic Event

Feb 13 Sir Richard Burton & John Speake explore Lake Tanganyika, Africa

  • Feb 21 Edwin T. Holmes installs 1st electric burglar alarm (Boston, Massachusetts)

Theater Premiere

Feb 22 Dion Boucicault's play "Jessie Brown" premieres in NYC