On This Day

Historical Events in February 1891

  • Feb 6 1st great train robbery by Dalton Gang (Southern Pacific #17)
  • Feb 9 1st shipment of asparagus arrives in San Francisco from Sacramento
  • Feb 15 AIK is founded at Biblioteksgatan 8 in Stockholm by Isidor Behrens.
  • Feb 18 Capt Archinard's army fights with Nyamina of Niger in West-Sudan
  • Feb 24 French troops under Captain Archinard occupy Diena West Sudan
  • Feb 26 1st buffalo purchased for Golden Gate Park

Theater Premiere

Feb 26 Henrik Ibsen's play "Hedda Gabler" premieres in Oslo

  • Feb 28 Oscar Grundén skates world record 500m (50.8 sec)