On This Day

Historical Events in February 1896

Music Premiere

Feb 1 Giacomo Puccini's Opera "La Boheme" premieres in Turin

  • Feb 8 Georges Feydeau's "Le Dindon" premieres in Paris
  • Feb 8 Western Conference forms of Midwestern U, later renamed Big 10 Conf

Historic Event

Feb 11 Oscar Wilde's "Salome" premieres in Paris

  • Feb 14 George Lohmann takes a hat-trick for England v South Africa, 8-7 for inning - their lowest ever
  • Feb 14 Stanley Cup, Victoria Skating Rink, Montreal, Quebec: Winnipeg Victorias beat Montreal Victorias, 2-0
  • Feb 14 Austro-Hungarian Zionist Theodor Herzl publishes "Der Judenstaat" (The Jewish State), encouraging Jews to purchase land in Palestine
  • Feb 14 Theodor Hertzl's "Der Judenstaat" (The Jewish State) is published, proposing a Jewish homeland as a means of escaping anti-Semitism in Europe
  • Feb 17 Muzzling Order on the London County Council enforced
  • Feb 18 Cave of Winds at Niagara Falls goes almost dry for first time in 50 yrs
  • Feb 23 Tootsie Roll introduced by Leo Hirshfield
  • Feb 25 Italian government decides to attack governor Baratieri of Eritrea
  • Feb 28 France dismisses Queen Ranavalona III of Madagascar and exiles her to the island of RĂ©union