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Historical Events Happened In February - 01

Wednesday, 16 April 2014

1883  On this day in history pavel Melnikov, Russian historian/author, dies  

1884  First volume of the Oxford English Dictionary, A-Ant, published on this day in history.  

1884  On this day in history 1st volume of the Oxford English Dictionary, A-Ant, published  

1884  On this day in history yevgeny Zamyatin, Russia, novelist/playwright (We)  

1885  Camille Chautemps, premier France on this day in history.  

1887  Harvey Wilcox of Kansas subdivides 120 acres he owned in Southern California & starts selling it off as a real estate development (Hollywood) on this day in history.  

1887  Harvey Wilcox of Ks subdivides 120 acres he owned in Southern Calif & starts selling it off as a real estate development (Hollywood) on this day in history.  

1887  On this day in history dirk Roosenburg, Dutch architect  

1889  Gertrude Caton-Thompson, British archaeologist (Zimbabwe, So Arabia) on this day in history.  

1889  Joseph Gungl, composer, dies at 78 on this day in history.  

1891  On this day in history james Price Johnson, composer  

1892  Mrs William Astor invites 400 guests to a grand ball at her mansion thus beginning the use of the "400" to describe the socially elite on this day in history.  

1892  Mrs William Astor invites 400 guests to a grand ball at her mansion thus beginning use of "400" to describe socially elite on this day in history.  

1892  K Rudolf Mengelberg, composer/musicologist (Amsterdam Concert Hall) on this day in history.  

1893  Prince Albert, Saskatchewan recorded the coldest day on record in Saskatchewan -56.7 degrees Celsius on this day in history.  

1893  Thomas Edison completes worlds first movie studio (West Orange NJ) on this day in history.  

1893  On this day in history puccini's Opera "Manon Lescaut," premieres in Turin  

1893  On this day in history prince Albert, Saskatchewan recorded the coldest day on record in Saskatchewan: -56.7 degrees Celsius  

1895  On this day in history the birth of John Ford, American director.  

1895  John Ford, Maine, director (Stagecoach, Air Mail, Quiet Man) on this day in history.  

1896  Giacomo Puccini's Opera "La Boheme," premieres in Turin on this day in history.  

1896  Anastasio "Tacho" Somoza, general/pres of Nicaragua (1937-56) on this day in history.  

1897  Shinhan Bank, the oldest bank in South Korea, opens in Seoul on this day in history.  

1897  On this day in history denise Robins, London, romantic novelist (1st Long Kiss)  

1898  First auto insurance policy in US issued, by Travelers Insurance Company on this day in history.  

1898  On this day in history 1st auto insurance policy in US issued, by Travelers Insurance Co  

1900  On this day in history stephen Potter, humorist/writer (School for Scoundrels, Shipbuilders)  

1901  On this day in history the birth of Clark Gable, American actor.  

1901  On this day in history clark Gable, Cadiz OH, actor (Gone With the Wind)  

1902  China's empress Tzu-hsi forbids binding woman's feet on this day in history.  

1902  The birth of Langston Hughes, American poet on this day in history.  

1902  Carlo Borbolla, composer on this day in history.  

1902  On this day in history salomon Jaoassohn, composer, dies at 70  

1903  On this day in history georg Rendl, Austria miner/beekeeper/writer (The Bees Novel)  

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Famous Birthdays In February - 01

Famous People Born On This Day In History

1261  Walter de Stapledon, English bishop (d. 1326) was born on this day in history.  

1459  On this day in history birth of conrad Celtes, German scholar (d. 1508)  

1462  On this day in history birth of johannes Trithemius, German cryptographer (d. 1516)  

1552  Edward Coke, Mileham Norfolk, jurist/politician (defended common law) was born on this day in history.  

1603  On this day in history birth of michael Trumper, composer  

1605  On this day in history birth of isaac Aboab de Fonseca, Portuguese/Neth rabbi/mystic  

1633  On this day in history birth of gabriel Schutz, composer  

1635  On this day in history birth of marquard Gude, German archaeologist (d. 1689)  

Famous Deaths In February - 01

Famous People Died On This Day In History

0656  On this day in history sigebert III, king of Austrasia, dies at about 25  

1204  On this day in history death of alexius IV Angelus, regent of Byzantium (1203-04), murdered  

1248  Hendrik II, duke of Brabant (1235-48), dies on this day in history.  

1294  Louis II, the Stern, ruler of Upper-Bayern, dies on this day in history.  

1328  On this day in history charles IV, the Handsome, King of France (1322-28), dies  

1502  Olivier de la Marche, Flemish writer/poet/governor, dies on this day in history.  

1542  On this day in history death of girolamo Aleandro, Italian Catholic cardinal (b. 1480)  

1563  Death of Menas, Emperor of Ethiopia (died of fever) on this day in history.