On This Day

Historical Events in February 1895

  • Feb 3 Wilhelm Mauseth skates world record 500 m (46.8 secs)
  • Feb 4 1st rolling lift bridge opens in Chicago
  • Feb 9 William Morgan presents his new sport "Mintonette" to the world at Springfield College, Massachusetts, later renames it "Volleyball" [1]
  • Feb 11 -17°F (-27.2°C) in Braemar, Grampian (UK record)
  • Feb 11 Georgetown became part of Washington, D.C.
  • Feb 13 Moving picture projector patented

Historic Event

Feb 14 Oscar Wilde's "Importance of Being Earnest," opens in London

  • Feb 15 23 cm (9 inches) of snow falls on New Orleans
  • Feb 20 Congress authorizes a US mint at Denver, Colorodo

Historic Event

Feb 21 NC Legislature, adjourns for day to mark death of Frederick Douglass

World Record

Feb 23 Jaap Eden skates world record 10km (17:56)

  • Feb 23 William Heard, AME minister & educator, named American minister to Liberia
  • Feb 24 Cuban war for independence begins

Historic Event

Feb 25 Groenkloof Nature Reserve in Pretoria established by President Paul Kruger as the first game sanctuary in Africa

  • Feb 26 Michael Owens of Toledo, Ohio, patents a glass-blowing machine