On This Day

Historical Events in February 1866

Historic Event

Feb 4 Mary Baker Eddy reportedly cures her injuries by opening a bible

  • Feb 10 Dutch government of Frans van der Putte forms

Historic Event

Feb 13 Jesse James holds up his first bank, stealing $15,000 from the Clay County Savings Association in Liberty, Missouri

  • Feb 16 Spencer Compton Cavendish, Marquess of Hartington becomes the British Secretary of State for War
  • Feb 21 Lucy B. Hobbs (Taylor) becomes 1st US woman to earn a DDS degree
  • Feb 26 New York Legislature forms NYC Metropolitan Board of Health