February 1874 in History

Events in History

  • Feb 21 Oakland Daily Tribune begins publication

Birthdays in History

  • Feb 1 Hugo von Hofmannsthal, Austrian poet/dramatist/essayist
  • Feb 3 Gertrude Stein, Penn, author (Autobiography of Alice B Toklas)
  • Feb 6 Milton Bennett Medary, American architect (Washington Chapel), born in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania (d. 1929)
  • Feb 9 Amy Lowell, American poet and critic (Patterns, Sword Blades & Poppy Seed), born in Brookline, Massachusetts (d. 1925)
  • Feb 11 Elsa Beskow [Maartman], Swedish children's book/fairy tales author
  • Feb 13 Hendrik Spiekman, Dutch journalist and politician (social-democratic)

Ernest ShackletonErnest Shackleton (1874-1922)

Feb 15 British-Irish polar explorer (Endurance, Antarctica), born in Kilkea, Ireland

Thomas J. WatsonThomas J. Watson (1874-1956)

Feb 17 Sr., American businessman (Chairman and CEO of IBM, 1914-1956), born in Campbell, New York

  • Feb 23 Konstantin Päts, Estonian Prime Minister (1921-23, 1932-33) and dictator (1933-40), born in Tahkuranna Parish, Governorate of Livonia, Russian Empire (d. 1956)

Deaths in History

  • Feb 3 Lunalilo, Hawaiian monarch (b. 1835)
  • Feb 8 David F. Strauss, German theologist, dies at 66
  • Feb 9 Jules Michelet, French historian (History of France), dies at 75
  • Feb 17 Adolphe Quetelet, Belgian astronomer, mathematician and sociologist (body mass index scale), dies at 77
  • Feb 18 Louis Wigfall, American politician (Confederate States Senator from Texas 1862-85), dies at 57
  • Feb 27 Carlos Manuel de Céspedes, Cuban revolutionary hero, dies at 54