On This Day

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

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 born Dutch painter (Bergense School), born in Ratibor, German Empire (d. 1942)
  • 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