Historical Events in February 1919

  • Feb 1 Brooklyn Robins trade former NL MVP Jake Daubert to Cincinnati Reds for outfielder Tommy Griffith; result of a salary grievance
  • Feb 2 Monarchist riot in Portugal
  • Feb 3 Herbert and Blossom's musical "Velvet Lady" premieres in New York City
  • Feb 3 Socialist conference convenes (Berne, Switzerland)
  • Feb 3 The Bolshevik army is defeated in a series of clashes with the White Russians, who are fighting to reclaim the government after the 1917 revolution
  • Feb 4 City of Bremen's Soviet Republic overthrown
  • Feb 5 NL President John Heydler dismisses charges that Hal Chase bet against his team and threw games in collusion with gamblers
  • Feb 6 1st day of 5-day Seattle general strike
  • Feb 6 The first day of the Weimar Republic which, because of its support of the Treaty of Versailles, does not receive proper allegiance from the German nation
  • Feb 11 Friedrich Ebert (SPD) elected president of Germany
  • Feb 14 The Polish-Soviet War begins.
  • Feb 14 United Parcel Service forms
  • Feb 15 American Legion organizes in Paris

NHL Record

Feb 18 Cy Denneny of NHL Ottawa Senators scores record 52nd goal

Historic Event

Feb 19 Pan-African Congress, organized by W.E.B. Du Bois in Paris

  • Feb 20 Foundation NHL club Toronto Arenas are permitted to cease operations due to financial difficulties; later become Toronto St. Patricks and then Maple Leafs

Assassination Attempt

Feb 20 French Prime Minister Georges Clémenceau injured during assassination attempt

  • Feb 21 German National Meeting accepts Anschluss: incorporation of Austria
  • Feb 21 Kurt Eisner, Premier of the Bavarian Republic, is assassinated by a far-right German nationalist in Munich
  • Feb 21 Revolutionary strike in Barcelona

Historic Event

Feb 23 Fascist Party formed in Italy by Benito Mussolini

  • Feb 25 Oregon is 1st state to tax gasoline (1 cent per gallon)
  • Feb 26 Acadia National Park forms (as Lafayette N P), Maine
  • Feb 26 US Congress establishes Grand Canyon National Park in Arizona
  • Feb 27 1st public performance of Holst's "Planets"
  • Feb 27 American Association for Hard of Hearing forms (NYC)