February 1875 in History

Events in History

  • Feb 24 The SS Gothenburg hits the Great Barrier Reef and sinks off the Australian east coast, killing approximately 100, including a number of high profile civil servants and dignitaries
  • Feb 25 Kiowa Indians under Lone Wolf (Guipago) surrender at Ft Sill

Birthdays in History

  • Feb 2 Annette Kolb, German author (Small Fanfare) and pacifist, born in Munich (d. 1967)
  • Feb 4 Ludwig Prandtl, German physicist (father of aerodynamics)
  • Feb 6 Leonid Gobyato, Russian general (d. 1915)
  • Feb 18 Walter Andrae, German archaeologist (Babylon, Assur)
  • Feb 21 Jeanne Louise Calment, French world's oldest woman (d. 1997 at 122)

Weddings in History

  • Feb 4 Princess Louise of Belgium marries Prince Philip von Saksen-Coburg-Gotha in Belgium

Deaths in History

  • Feb 3 Everhardus J Potgieter, writer (Liedekens van Bontekoe), dies at 66
  • Feb 17 Luis NF Varela, Brazilian romantic poet, dies at 33
  • Feb 19 Jean B Vuillaume, French violin maker (octobas), dies at 76

Person of interestCharles Lyell

Feb 22 Charles Lyell, British geologist (Elements of Geology), dies at 77

Geologist Charles Lyell
Charles Lyell
  • Feb 22 Jean-Baptiste Camille Corot, French painter (b. 1796)