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Historical Events in February 1858

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

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

Geographer, Explorer & Translator Richard Francis Burton
Geographer, Explorer & Translator
Richard Francis Burton
  • Feb 21 Edwin T Holmes installs 1st electric burglar alarm (Boston, Massachusetts)

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

Actor and Playwright Dion Boucicault
Actor and Playwright
Dion Boucicault