On This Day

Historical Events in February 1860

  • Feb 1 1st rabbi to open House of Representatives, Morris Raphall of NYC
  • Feb 3 Thomas Clemson takes office as 1st US superintendent of agriculture

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Feb 10 Johannes Brahms' 2nd Serenade in A, premieres

Composer and Conductor Johannes Brahms
Composer and Conductor
Johannes Brahms
  • Feb 13 King Basse Kajuara departs Boni South-Celebes
  • Feb 16 Dutch Rochussen/Van Bosse government resigns
  • Feb 22 Organized baseball played in San Francisco for 1st time between the Eagles and the Red Rovers
  • Feb 22 Shoe-making workers of Lynn, Massachusetts, strike successfully for higher wages

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Feb 27 Abraham Lincoln makes a speech at Cooper Union in the city of New York that is largely responsible for his election to the Presidency

16th US President Abraham Lincoln
16th US President
Abraham Lincoln