February 1877 in History

Events in History

  • Feb 7 1st Guernsey Cattle Club organizes (NYC)
  • Feb 12 1st news dispatch by telephone, between Boston & Salem, Massachusetts
  • Feb 12 US railroad builders strike against wage reduction
  • Feb 20 1st cantilever bridge in US completed, Harrodsburg, Kentucky

Electoral defeatElection of Interest

Feb 27 US Electoral College declares Rutherford B. Hayes winner of the presidential election

19th US President Rutherford B. Hayes
19th US President
Rutherford B. Hayes

Birthdays in History

  • Feb 7 G. H. Hardy, English mathematician (Hardy–Weinberg principle, A Mathematician's Apology), born in Cranleigh, England (d. 1947)
  • Feb 7 Julius Curtius, German minister of Foreign affairs (1929-..)
  • Feb 12 Louis Renault, French automobile executive, born in Paris, France (d. 1944)
  • Feb 17 Henri Vandeputte, Belgian author/poet (L'homme Jeune)
  • Feb 17 Isabelle Eberhardt, Swiss explorer and writer (d. 1904)
  • Feb 17 André Maginot, French politician (d. 1932)
  • Feb 19 Else Berg, German/Dutch painter
  • Feb 19 Gabriele Münter, German painter (d. 1962)
  • Feb 21 Jacob D du Toit [Totius], South African poet/theologist
  • Feb 22 Yme C Schuitmaker, Dutch potato salesman/dramatist
  • Feb 24 Ettie Rout, New Zealand activist (d. 1936)
  • Feb 26 Carel S Adama van Scheltema, Dutch poet/writer (socialism)

Deaths in History

Person of interestCharles Wilkes

Feb 8 Charles Wilkes, American Antarctic explorer and naval officer (Union Navy), dies at 78

Naval Officer and Explorer Charles Wilkes
Naval Officer and Explorer
Charles Wilkes