On This Day

Birthdays in History in February 1868

  • Feb 4 Constance Gore-booth Markiewicy, Irish patriot/playwright/MP
  • Feb 10 William Allen White, Emporia KS, editor (Pulitzer 1942)
  • Feb 12 Jan Schaper, Dutch publicist and politician (SDAP)
  • Feb 14 Henricus Andreas Poels, Dutch Roman Catholic theologist and social foreman, born in Venray, Netherlands (d. 1948)
  • Feb 16 Wilhelm Schmidt, German anthropologist/linguist (Anthropos)
  • Feb 22 Henri Polak, union leader/politician (soc-dem)

Person of interestW.E.B. Du Bois

Feb 23 W. E. B. Du Bois, American civil rights activist, writer (Souls of Black Folk) and founder of the NAACP, born in Great Barrington, Massachusetts (d. 1963)

Civil Rights Activist W.E.B. Du Bois
Civil Rights Activist
W.E.B. Du Bois
  • Feb 25 Anthony J Block, Dutch lawyer (strafproces)