On This Day

February 1891 in History

Events in History

  • Feb 6 1st great train robbery by Dalton Gang (Southern Pacific #17)
  • Feb 9 1st shipment of asparagus arrives in San Francisco from Sacramento
  • Feb 15 AIK is founded at Biblioteksgatan 8 in Stockholm by Isidor Behrens.
  • Feb 18 Capt Archinard's army fights with Nyamina of Niger in West-Sudan
  • Feb 24 French troops under Captain Archinard occupy Diena West Sudan
  • Feb 26 1st buffalo purchased for Golden Gate Park

Historic Event

Feb 26 Henrik Ibsen's "Hedda Gabler" premieres in Oslo

Playwright Henrik Ibsen
Playwright
Henrik Ibsen
  • Feb 28 Oscar Grundén skates world record 500m (50.8 sec)

Birthdays in History

Antonio Segni

Feb 2 Antonio Segni, Italian politician, Prime Minister of Italy (1955-57, 59-60, 62-64), born in Sassari, Sardinia (d. 1972)

Prime Minister of Italy Antonio Segni
Prime Minister of Italy
Antonio Segni
  • Feb 3 Jan Donner, Dutch minister of Justice (1926-33)
  • Feb 4 Madabhushi Ananthasayanam Ayyangar, Speaker of Lok Sabha (d: 1978).
  • Feb 5 Karl L Schmidt, German/Swiss theologist (Urchristentum)
  • Feb 9 Pietro Nenni, Italian socialist/minister of foreign affairs (1946-47)
  • Feb 10 Harold RLG, 1st Earl Alexander of Tunis, Gov-gen of Canada (1945-52)
  • Feb 13 Grant Wood, American painter (American Gothic), born near Anamosa, Iowa (d. 1942)
  • Feb 13 Kate Roberts, Welsh nationalist and writer (d. 1985)
  • Feb 16 Hans F. K. Günther, German eugenicist (d. 1967)
  • Feb 17 Georg Britting, German poet and writer (d. 1964)
  • Feb 22 Jan Wils, Holland, architect/designer (Amsterdam's Olympic Stadium)
  • Feb 22 Vlas Chubar, Soviet politician (d. 1939)
  • Feb 27 Anne Samson, oldest-ever nun documented (d. 2004)

Deaths in History

  • Feb 9 Johan B Jongkind, Dutch/French painter (Winter View), dies at 71
  • Feb 10 Sofia Kovalevskaya, Russian mathematician (b. 1850)
  • Feb 13 David Dixon Porter, United States Navy admiral, dies at 77

William Tecumseh Sherman

Feb 14 William Tecumseh Sherman, American Major General in the Union Army, dies at 71

  • Feb 15 Claudius W. Sears, American Brigadier General (Confederate Army), dies at 74
  • Feb 28 George Hearst, American businessman and politician (U.S. Senator from California), dies at 70