On This Day

February 1910 in History

Events in History

  • Feb 1 1st British labour exchange opens
  • Feb 1 Dragoumis government forms in Greece
  • Feb 7 Edmond Rostand's "Chantecler" premieres in Paris
  • Feb 8 The Boy Scouts of America is incorporated by William D. Boyce

Historic Event

Feb 19 Typhoid Mary [Mary Mallon] is freed from her first periods of forced isolation and goes on to cause several further outbreaks of typhoid in the New York area

  • Feb 21 John Galsworthy's "Justice" premieres in London
  • Feb 23 1st radio contest held (Philadelphia)

Historic Event

Feb 23 George Bernard Shaw's "Misalliance" premieres in London

  • Feb 25 Dalai Lama flees Tibet for British India to escape Chinese troops

Historic Event

Feb 26 Gandhi supports the African People's Organisations resolution to declare the Prince of Wales day of arrival in South Africa a day of mourning, in protest against the South Africa Acts disenfranchisement of Indians, Coloureds and Africans

Pacifist and Spiritual Leader Mahatma Gandhi
Pacifist and Spiritual Leader
Mahatma Gandhi

Birthdays in History

  • Feb 2 Charlotte Auerbach, German-born British geneticist and zoologist, born in Krefeld, Germany (d. 1994)
  • Feb 4 Uys Krige, South African playwright/novelist (Orphan of the Desert)
  • Feb 5 Martha van Och-Scholl, German/Dutch resistance fighter (WWII)
  • Feb 5 Charles Leblond, Canadian Cell Biologist (d. 2007)
  • Feb 6 Irmgard Keun, German author, born in Berlin, Germany (d. 1982)
  • Feb 6 Carlos Marcello, Tunisian-born gangster, born in Tunis, Tunisia (d. 1993)
  • Feb 9 Jacques Monod, French biochemist
  • Feb 10 Dominique Pire, Belgian educator, aided WW II refugees (Nobel 1958)
  • Feb 12 Forsyth Hardy, Scottish documentary film pioneer and critic, born in Bathgate, Scotland (d. 1994)
  • Feb 12 Lee Byung Chull, Korean industrialist, founder of Samsung, born in Uiryeong County, Korean Empire (d. 1987)

William Shockley

Feb 13 William Shockley, American physicist who helped invent the transistor (1956 Nobel), who was also known for his racist eugenics views, born in London, England (d. 1989)

Physicist William Shockley
Physicist
William Shockley
  • Feb 16 Michael Milne-Watson, CEO (BUPA)
  • Feb 20 Julian Trevelyan, English Surrealist painter/collage maker
  • Feb 20 Millicent Fenwick, (Rep-R-NJ 1975-82)
  • Feb 21 Douglas R S Bader, British pilot (WWII)
  • Feb 21 Carmine Galante, Italian-born gangster (d. 1979)
  • Feb 22 Muriel Monkhouse, Red Cross worker
  • Feb 25 Millicent Fenwick, American (Rep-R-NJ 1975-82) (Doonesbury), born in NYC, New York
  • Feb 27 Peter De Vries, author (Reuben, Reuben, Prick of Noon), born in Chicago, Illinois
  • Feb 27 Clarence "Kelly" Johnson, American aircraft engineer (Lockheed Skunk Works; d. 1990)

Weddings in History

James Weldon Johnson

Feb 3 Author James Weldon Johnson (38) weds civil rights activist Grace Nail Johnson (24) at her family's home

Writer and Civil Rights Activist James Weldon Johnson
Writer and Civil Rights Activist
James Weldon Johnson

Deaths in History

  • Feb 1 Otto Julius Bierbaum, German writer (Irrgarten Der Liebe), dies at 44
  • Feb 6 Alfonso Maria Fusco. Beatified Italian Roman Catholic priest and founder (b.1839)
  • Feb 8 Hans Jæger, Norwegian writer and political activist (b. 1854)
  • Feb 20 Boutros Ghali, Prime Minister of Egypt (1908-1910), assassinated by a nationalist at 64