February 1905 in History

Events in History

  • Feb 1 Hungarian premier Count István Tisza resigns
  • Feb 7 Dominican Republic signs treaty turning over customs collection to US
  • Feb 8 Cyclone hits Tahiti & adjacent islands, killing some 10,000 people
  • Feb 11 James Blackstone, Seattle, bowls 299½-last pin breaks but stands
  • Feb 11 Pope Pius X publishes encyclical Vehementer nos
  • Feb 13 -29°F (-34°C) Pond, Arkansas (state record)
  • Feb 13 -40°F (-40°C) Lebanon, Kansas (state record)
  • Feb 13 -40°F (-40°C) Warsaw, Missouri (state record)
  • Feb 16 1st US Esperanto club organizes in Boston
  • Feb 17 American educator and women's suffragist Frances Willard becomes 1st women honored in National Statuary Hall in the US Capital building, Washington, D.C.
  • Feb 23 First Rotary Club formed by 4 men in the Unity Building, Chicago
  • Feb 24 Simplon tunnel in Switzerland completed
  • Feb 25 The Nederlands Verbond van Vakverenigingenwas, a Dutch social-democratic trade union, forms

Birthdays in History

  • Feb 1 Ernst Stueckelberg, Swiss mathematician and physicist, born in Basel, Switzerland (d. 1984)
  • Feb 2 Jean-Pierre Guerlain, French cosmetics pioneer (d. 1996)
  • Feb 3 Arne Beurling, American mathematician (d. 1986)
  • Feb 6 Władysław Gomułka, Polish communist politician, born in Krosno, Poland (d. 1982)
  • Feb 7 Paul Nizan, French journalist and writer (L'Humanité, La Conspiration), born in Tours, France (d. 1940)
  • Feb 7 Ulf von Euler, Swedish physiologist famous for his work on neurotransmitters (Nobel 1970), born in Stockholm, Sweden (d. 1983)
  • Feb 10 Max Schubert, Australian pioneering winemaker (Penfolds), born in Moculta, Australia (d. 1994)
  • Feb 11 Beb Vuyk, Dutch-Indonesian writer (Camp Diary), born in Rotterdam, Netherlands (d. 1991)
  • Feb 15 Nise da Silveira, Brazilian psychiatrist (made advances in occupational therapy), born in Maceió, Brazil (d. 1999)
  • Feb 16 Oliver Franks, British civil servant, ambassador to the US and philosopher (Falklands War report), born in Birmingham, England (d. 1992)
  • Feb 20 Jascha Golowanjuk, Swedish writer (My Golden Road from Samarkand), born in Russian Empire (d. 1974)
  • Feb 24 Eric Boyland, English biochemist (Cancer research), born in Manchester (d. 2002)
  • Feb 27 Charles de Keukeleire, Belgian director (Evil Eye), born in Ixelles, Belgium (d. 1971)
  • Feb 28 Glyn Jones, Welsh, novelist, poet and literary historian, born in Merthyr Tydfil, Wales (d. 1995)

Weddings in History

Thomas Mann

Feb 11 Novelist Thomas Mann (29) weds Katia Pringsheim (21) in Munich, Germany

Deaths in History

  • Feb 1 Oswald Aschenbach, German landscape painter, dies at 77
  • Feb 4 Louis-Ernest Barrias, French sculptor, dies at 63
  • Feb 9 Adolph Menzel, German painter and graphic artist, dies at 89
  • Feb 12 Marcel Schwob, French writer and journalist (Coeur double), dies at 37
  • Feb 13 Konstantin Savitsky, Russian painter (Travellers in Auvergne), dies at 60
  • Feb 15 Lewis Wallace, US diplomat/writer (Ben Hur), dies at 77
  • Feb 17 Serge Alexandrovich, Governor-General of Moscow, assassinated by a terrorist bomb; his carriage driver also died, the assailant survived, was tried and hanged
  • Feb 18 Jules de Geyter, Belgian poet (International), dies at 75
  • Feb 20 Jeremiah W. Farnham, American merchant captain
  • Feb 28 Joseph Clement Juglar, French physician and statistician (business cycle pioneer), dies at 85