On This Day

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 Peabody Fund forms to promote Black education in southern USA
  • Feb 8 The Ausgleich results in the establishment of the Dual Monarchy of Austria-Hungary.
  • 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
  • Feb 12 Hedwig Courths-Mahler, German author (Warbride) [or Febr 18]
  • 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


LoveWedding of Interest

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

LoveWedding of Interest

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

Prime Minister of Canada John A. Macdonald
Prime Minister of Canada
John A. Macdonald

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