Historical Events in February 1906

  • Feb 1 1st federal penitentiary building completed, Leavenworth, Kansas

Historic Event

Feb 1 Dorothy Grey, wife of British Foreign Secretary Edward Grey fatally injured

  • Feb 2 Pope encyclical against separation of church & state
  • Feb 9 Natal proclaims state of siege in Zulu uprising
  • Feb 10 British battleship HMS Dreadnought launches after only 100 days, renders all other capital ships obsolete with its revolutionary design
  • Feb 10 State of siege proclaimed in Zululand

Music Premiere

Feb 12 George M. Cohan's musical "George Washington" premieres in NYC

  • Feb 15 British Labour Party founded

Music History

Feb 18 Vincent d'Indy's "Jour D'été à La Montagne" premieres in Paris

  • Feb 19 W.K. Kellogg (after falling out with brother over development credit and wanting to add sugar to cereal) joins Charles D. Bolin in founding the Battle Creek Toasted Corn Flake Company, now the multinational food manufacturer Kellogg's
  • Feb 22 Black evangelist William J Seymour arrives in Los Angeles, California

Boxing Title Fight

Feb 23 Tommy Burns beats Marvin Hart in 20 for heavyweight boxing title

  • Feb 24 Tomas Estrada Palma defeats Jose Gomez in the election for president of Cuba, but Gomez and his followers refuse to accept results and sponsor an uprising
  • Feb 27 France and Britain agree to joint control of New Hebrides
  • Feb 28 Stanley Cup: Ottawa HC beats Queen's University (Kingston, ON), 12-7 for a 2-0 sweep of challenge series