February 1868 in History

Events in History

  • Feb 10 Conservatives & military seize Convention Hall in Florida
  • Feb 16 Benevolent & Protective Order of Elks forms (NY)
  • Feb 24 1st US parade with floats (Mardi Gras-Mobile, Alabama)

Event of Interest

Feb 24 US House of Representatives vote 126 to 47 to impeach President Andrew Johnson

British History

Feb 29 1st British government of Benjamin Disraeli forms

Birthdays in History

  • Feb 4 Constance Markievicz, Irish politician, revolutionary and suffragist (1 woman elected to UK House of Commons, 1st female cabinet minister in Europe), born in London, England (d. 1927) [1]
  • Feb 10 William Allen White, American journalist (Emporia Gazette, Pulitzer 1942), born in Emporia, Kansas (d. 1944)
  • Feb 14 Henricus Andreas Poels, Dutch Roman Catholic theologist and social foreman, born in Venray, Netherlands (d. 1948)
  • Feb 16 Wilhelm Schmidt, German anthropologist and linguist (Anthropos), born in Hörde, Germany (d. 1954)
  • Feb 22 Henri Polak, Dutch union leader and politician (soc-dem) (d. 1943)

W.E.B. Du BoisW.E.B. Du Bois (1868-1963)

Feb 23 American civil rights activist, writer (Souls of Black Folk) and co-founder of the NAACP, born in Great Barrington, Massachusetts

  • Feb 25 Anthony John Blok, Dutch lawyer (strafproces), born in Hees, Netherlands (d. 1934)

Deaths in History

  • Feb 10 David Brewster, Scottish physicist and inventor (kaleidoscope), dies at 86
  • Feb 11 Leon Foucault, French physicist whose pendulum proved that the Earth rotates, dies at 48
  • Feb 29 Ludwig I, King of Bavaria (1825-48), dies at 81