On This Day

Historical Events in February 1884

  • Feb 1 1st volume of the Oxford English Dictionary, A-Ant, published
  • Feb 7 Canadian Rugby Football Union forms
  • Feb 18 General Charles Gordon arrives in Khartoum

Historic Event

Feb 18 Police seize all copies of tolstoy's "What I Believe In"

  • Feb 19 "Enigma Outbreak" of over 60 tornadoes in Mississippi, Alabama, North Carolina, South Carolina, Tennessee, Kentucky and Indiana kill hundreds, if not over a thousand (hence the "enigma") people
  • Feb 26 British & Portuguese treaty signed in Congo by Leopold II