On This Day

Deaths in History in February 1919

  • Feb 3 Charles Edward Pickering, American astronomer and pioneered American spectroscopist, dies at 72
  • Feb 3 Maria Theresa of Austria-Este, Queen of Bavaria, dies at 69
  • Feb 5 Vasili V Rozanov, Russian philosopher & writer, dies at 62
  • Feb 6 Friedrich Wilhelm Mengelberg, German-Dutch sculptor and architect of church interiors, dies at 81
  • Feb 7 William Halford, American naval officer and Medal of Honor recipient (b. 1841)
  • Feb 13 Matteo Albertone, Italian general who fought in the Italo-Ethiopian War, dies at 78
  • Feb 15 Pieter K Pel, Dutch internist (Pel-Ebstein fever), dies at 66
  • Feb 21 Habibullah Khan, Emir of Afghanistan (1901-19), murdered at 46
  • Feb 21 Karl von Hohenzollern, Prince of Belgium, dies
  • Feb 21 Kurt Eisner, premier Bayern (soc), murdered at 51
  • Feb 21 Mary Edwards Walker, American surgeon and feminist, only woman awarded Medal of Honor (US Civil War), dies at 86