Historical Events in February 1901

  • Feb 2 Female Army Nurse Corps established as a permanent organization
  • Feb 2 Mexican government troops are ambushed by Yaqui Indians, 100 killed
  • Feb 2 The US Congress passes the Army Reorganization Act, placing the minimum number of men under arms at 58,000
  • Feb 3 Dutch troops under Gen Van Heutsz conquer Batu IliĆ« on Sumatra

Historic Event

Feb 4 Emperor of the Austro-Hungarian Empire, Franz Joseph I, gives a speech condemning the demands of national groups and calls for economic and social reform

  • Feb 5 Loop-the-loop centrifugal RR (roller coaster) patented by Ed Prescot
  • Feb 5 Pierpont Morgan forms US Steel Corp
  • Feb 12 Dutch Penitentiary children's law proclaimed
  • Feb 18 H Cecil Booth patented a dust removing suction cleaner

Historic Event

Feb 18 Winston Churchill makes his maiden speech in the British House of Commons.

  • Feb 20 1st territorial legislature of Hawaii convenes
  • Feb 21 In Cuba, the constitutional delegates adopt a constitution much like that of the USA

Music Premiere

Feb 25 George M. Cohan's 1st Broadway musical "The Governor's Son"opens at the Savoy Theatre, NYC; runs for 32 performances

Historic Event

Feb 25 US Steel Corporation organized under J. P. Morgan, Sr.

Historic Event

Feb 26 British General Kitchener confers with Boer general Louis Botha about peace conditions, which break down over the question of amnesty for some Boers

  • Feb 27 A General Committee of National Liberal Federation meets and adopts a resolution deploring the continuation of the war in South Africa and condemning the British Government's insistence on unconditional surrender by the Boers
  • Feb 27 NL Rules Committee decrees that all fouls are to count as strikes except after two strikes