February 1867 in History

Events in History

  • Feb 1 Bricklayers start working 8-hour days
  • Feb 3 Prince Mutsuhito, 14, becomes Emperor Meiji of Japan (1867-1912)
  • Feb 6 American financier and philanthropist George Peabody establishes the Peabody Education Fund to provide improvements to existing schools in poor areas of the southern USA
  • Feb 8 The Ausgleich results in the establishment of the Dual Monarchy of Austria-Hungary
  • Feb 13 Work begins on the covering of the Senne, burying Brussels's primary river and creating the modern central boulevards
  • Feb 14 Hartford Steam Boiler Inspection & Insurance Co issues 1st policy
  • Feb 14 Morehouse College organizes (Augusta Georgia)
  • Feb 15 Johann Strauss' "Blue Danube" waltz premieres in Vienna
  • Feb 17 Gyula Andressy becomes premier of Hungary

Birthdays in History

  • Feb 5 Casper Andries Lingbeek, Dutch politician and preacher
  • Feb 7 Laura Ingalls Wilder, American author (Little House on Prairie), born in Pepin, Wisconsin (d. 1957)
  • Feb 11 August W Messer, German philosopher/educator/psychologist, born in Mainz (d. 1937)
  • Feb 12 Hedwig Courths-Mahler, German author (Warbride) [or Febr 18]
  • Feb 14 Sakichi Toyoda, Japanese inventor and industrialist (Toyota Industries), born in Yamaguchi, Tōtōmi Province (now Kosai, Shizuoka), Japan (d. 1930)
  • Feb 17 William Cadbury, British chocolate manufacturer (Cadbury), born in Edgbaston, England (d. 1957)
  • Feb 20 Louise, Princess Royal and Duchess of Fife (d. 1931)
  • Feb 26 Siegfried Passarge, German geographer (Cameroon, South Africa, born in Königsberg, Prussia (d. 1958) alternative birth date Nov 28 1866
  • Feb 27 Irving Fisher, US economist (compensating dollar)

Weddings in History

Fyodor Dostoyevsky

Feb 15 Russian novelist Fyodor Dostoyevsky (45) weds Anna Snitkina at Trinity Cathedral in Saint Petersburg, Russia

John A. Macdonald

Feb 16 Prime Minister of Canada John A. Macdonald (52) weds Agnes Bernard (30) at St George's Church in Hanover Square, London


Deaths in History

  • Feb 2 Forceythe Willson, American poet (The Old Sergeant), dies at 29
  • Feb 5 Salomon Munk, published Arabic edition of Maimounides, dies