On This Day

February 1902 in History

Events in History

  • Feb 1 China's empress Tzu-hsi forbids binding woman's feet
  • Feb 1 Hermann Sudermanns "Es lebe das Leben" premieres in Berlin
  • Feb 1 US Secretary of State Hay protests granting Russia exclusive privileges in China, on ground that it runs contrary to the 'open door' policy granting all nations equal rights there
  • Feb 6 Young Women's Hebrew Association organizes in NYC
  • Feb 11 Police beat up universal suffrage demonstrators in Brussels
  • Feb 15 Berlin U-Bahn (Underground railway) opened
  • Feb 17 A general strike in Barcelona and nearby towns leads to government-troop reprisals that leave 40 dead
  • Feb 20 Heavy surf breaks over Seal Rocks & damages Sutro Baths, San Francisco
  • Feb 21 Dr Harvey Cushing, 1st US brain surgeon, performs his 1st brain operation
  • Feb 24 Battle at Yzer Spruit: Boer general De la Rey beats British

Birthdays in History

  • Feb 1 Therese Brandl, Nazi concentration camp guard (d. 1947, by execution)
  • Feb 2 Newbold Morris, American politician (d. 1966)

Person of interestCharles Lindbergh

Feb 4 Charles Lindbergh, American aviator who was 1st to fly solo across the Atlantic, born in Detroit, Michigan (d. 1974)

  • Feb 4 Hartley Shawcross, British lawyer and politician (d. 2003)
  • Feb 6 Louis Nizer, Jewish-American lawyer (defended blacklisted stars in '50s, Catspaw), born in London, United Kingdom (d. 1994)
  • Feb 8 Demchugdongrub, Mongolian politician (d. 1966)
  • Feb 9 Léon M'ba, Gabonese politician and 1st president of Gabon (1961-67), born in Libreville, Gabon (d. 1967)
  • Feb 9 Gertrud Scholtz-Klink, German women's leader (d. 1999)
  • Feb 10 Armand Bernier, Belgian poet (Sorcier Triste)

Person of interestWalter Houser Brattain

Feb 10 Walter Houser Brattain, American physicist and Nobel laureate for his work on transistors, born in Amoy, China (d. 1987)

  • Feb 11 Arne Jacobsen, Danish architect (d. 1971)
  • Feb 13 Blair Moody, (Sen-Mich), born in New Haven, Connecticut
  • Feb 13 Karl Menger, Austria-American mathematician (theory of dimension)

Person of interestAnsel Adams

Feb 20 Ansel Adams, photographer (1966 ASMP Award), born in San Francisco, California

Photographer Ansel Adams
Photographer
Ansel Adams
  • Feb 21 Arthur D Nock, English/American historian (St Paul)
  • Feb 21 John Smallenbroek, Dutch minister of Internal Affairs [or 1909]
  • Feb 25 Max Kommerell, German literary/author (Die Gefangenen)
  • Feb 25 Oscar Cullmann, Swiss theologist (Das Petrusproblem)
  • Feb 26 Vercors [Jean Bruller], French writer (Le Silence de la Mer)

Person of interestJohn Steinbeck

Feb 27 John Steinbeck, American author (Grapes of Wrath-Nobel 1962), born in Salinas, California (d. 1968)


Weddings in History


LoveWedding of Interest

Feb 11 US military leader George Marshall (22) weds Elizabeth Carter Coles in San Antonio, Texas

Military Leader George Marshall
Military Leader
George Marshall

Deaths in History

  • Feb 3 Isaac Fransen van der Putten, Dutch PM (1866), dies
  • Feb 10 J N Krieger, German Selenographer, dies

Person of interestCharles Lewis Tiffany

Feb 18 Charles Lewis Tiffany, American jeweler and founder of Tiffany & Co, dies at 90

Jeweller and Entrepreneur Charles Lewis Tiffany
Jeweller and Entrepreneur
Charles Lewis Tiffany
  • Feb 19 Thomas F. Toon, American Brigadier General (Confederate Army), dies at 61
  • Feb 23 Samuel R Gardiner, British historian (Oliver Cromwell), dies at 72