February 1886 in History

Events in History

Historic Event

Feb 9 US President Grover Cleveland declares a state of emergency in Seattle because of anti-Chinese violence

  • Feb 12 2nd British Conservative government of Marquess of Salisbury forms in alliance with Liberal Unionist Party

Historic Event

Feb 13 Painter Thomas Eakins resigns from Philadelphia Academy of Art after controversial over use of male nudes in a coed art class

  • Feb 23 "The Times" of London newspaper publishes world's 1st classified ad
  • Feb 23 Aluminum manufacturing process developed

Birthdays in History

  • Feb 2 Kurt Baschwitz, German/Dutch sociologist/journalist (Du und)
  • Feb 14 Theodor Werner, German painter, born in Jettenburg, Germany (d. 1969)
  • Feb 16 Van Wyck Brooks, American literary historian and writer (Ordeal of Mark Twain)
  • Feb 20 Bela Kun, Czehul Romania, head of Hungarian Soviet Republic (1919)
  • Feb 22 Hugo Ball, German playwright/co-founder Flametti
  • Feb 23 Ventura García Calderón, Peruvian diplomat and author, born in Paris, France (d. 1959)
  • Feb 27 Hugo L Black, Ala, (Sen-D-Ala)/78th Supreme Court justice (1937-71)
  • Feb 28 Jose Gutierrez Solana, Spanish painter and author (Madrid Escenas)
  • Feb 28 Max Vasmer, German slavic (La Tertulia de Pombo)

Weddings in History

Thomas Edison

Feb 24 Inventor Thomas Edison (38) marries 2nd wife Mina Miller (20) in Akron, Ohio

Deaths in History

  • Feb 12 Horatio Seymour, American politician (18th Governor of New York), dies at 75