On This Day

Historical Events in February 1930

Music Premiere

Feb 1 Arnold Schoenberg's opera "Von heute auf morgen" ("From Today to Tomorrow") premieres at the Oper Frankfurt in Frankfurt, Germany

Historic Event

Feb 3 William Howard Taft resigns as US chief justice for health reasons

  • Feb 3 The Indochinese Communist Party of Vietnam is established
  • Feb 4 1st tieless, soundless, shockless streetcar tracks, New Orleans
  • Feb 5 5th Aliyah to Israel begins
  • Feb 8 "Happy Days Are Here Again" by Benny Mereoff hits #1
  • Feb 10 Grain Stabilization Corporation authorized by Congress
  • Feb 15 Wenona Mustangs beat Toluca Wildcats in Illinois Basketball Tournament in 10 overtimes, 26-22
  • Feb 17 French government of AndrĂ© Tardieu falls for the first time
  • Feb 18 Cow flown & milked, milk sealed in paper containers & parachuted
  • Feb 18 Luigi Pirandello's "Come Tu Mi Vuoi" premieres in Milan

Music Premiere

Feb 18 Richard Rodgers and Lorenz Hart's musical "Simple Simon" premieres in NYC

  • Feb 18 US astronomer Clyde Tombaugh discovers Pluto

Historic Event

Feb 21 Marc Connelly's "Green Pastures" premieres in NYC

  • Feb 25 Check photographing device patented
  • Feb 25 Brilliant West Indian cricket batsman George Headley completes twin tons (114 & 112) in 3rd Test win against England at Georgetown, British Guiana
  • Feb 26 Play "Green Pastures" opens at Mansfield Theater
  • Feb 26 1st red & green traffic lights installed in Manhattan, NYC
  • Feb 26 West Indies make 1st Test Cricket win, by 289 runs over England
  • Feb 27 Bouvet Island declared a Norwegian dependency