On This Day

Birthdays in History in February 1847

  • Feb 8 Hugh Price Hughes, Welsh social reformer, born in Carmarthen, Wales (d. 1902)

Person of interestThomas Edison

Feb 11 Thomas Edison, American inventor (lightbulb, phonograph, motion picture camera), born in Milan, Ohio (d. 1931)

Inventor Thomas Edison
Inventor
Thomas Edison
  • Feb 14 Anna Howard Shaw, American suffragette, born in Newcastle upon Tyne, England (d. 1919)
  • Feb 14 Maria Pia of Savoy, Queen of Portugal, born in Roal Palace, Turin, Sardinia (d. 1911)
  • Feb 25 John Watson, Canadian philosopher (Objective Idealism)