Historical Events In February - 15
Monday, 20 March 2023
1845 On this day in history william Parsons, Earl of Rosse, first uses 72" (183 cm) reflector
1845 On February - 15 william Parsons, Earl of Rosse, 1st uses 72" (183 cm) reflector
1845 Elihu Root, (R)/US Sec of State (1905-09)/Nobel Peace Prize (1912) on this day in history.
1847 On February - 15 robert Fuchs, composer
1848 On February - 15 sarah Roberts barred from white school in Boston
1849 Pierre F Verhulst, Belgian mathematician (logistic curve), dies at 44 on this day in history.
1851 Black abolitionists invade Boston courtroom rescuing a fugitive slave on February - 15.
1851 On February - 15 black abolitionists invade Boston courtroom rescueing a fugitive slave
1852 Great Ormond St Hospital for Sick Children, London, admits first patient on this day in history.
1852 On February - 15 great Ormond St Hospital for Sick Children, London, admits 1st patient
1855 On this day in history gustav Hollaender, composer
1856 Frank Harris, Galway England, writer on this day in history.
1857 Mikhail Glinka, composer, dies on February - 15.
1858 William Pickering, Boston, astronomer (9th & 10th moons of Saturn) on February - 15.
1861 Ft Point completed & garrisoned (but has never fired cannon in anger) on February - 15.
1861 On this day in history alfred North Whitehead, Engl mathematician/philosopher (Adv of Ideas)
1862 Grant's major assault on Ft Donelson TN on February - 15.
1862 Grant's major assault on Ft Donelson, Tennessee on February - 15.
1864 On February - 15 fire in Rotterdam Netherlands damages Museum Boymans
1864 Fire in Rotterdam Neth damages Museum Boymans on February - 15.
1864 Israel Zangwill, writer/Zionist/philanthropist, dies on February - 15.
1865 On February - 15 nicholas Wiseman, 1st Archbishop of Westminster (1850-65), dies
1866 On February - 15 bannister Fletcher, London, architect & architectural historian
1869 On this day in history charges of Treason against Jefferson Davis are dropped
1870 On February - 15 ground broken for Northern Pacific Railway near Duluth MN
1870 On this day in history ground broken for Northern Pacific Railway near Duluth, Minn
1872 On this day in history in Victoria British Columbia, the Provincial Legislature meets for the first time as a Province of Canada
1874 Emilis Melngailis, composer on this day in history.
1876 Historic Elm at Boston blown down on February - 15.
1879 On February - 15 u.S. President Rutherford Hayes signs a bill enabling female lawyers to argue cases before the Supreme Court.
1879 Congress authorizes women lawyers to practice before Supreme Ct on this day in history.
1881 Canadian Pacific Railway Act receives the Royal Assent. A Royal Charter pursuant to the Act was granted on February 16th - this incorporated the company. The principal terms provided for the payment to the railway of a subsidy of $25,000,000 and 25,000,000 acres of land, plus the railways (Port Arthur-Selkirk-Winnipeg-Emerson and Port Moody-Savona) already contracted for by the government, upon their completion on February - 15.
1882 First cargo of frozen meat leaves New Zealand for Britain, on SS Dunedin on this day in history.
1882 On this day in history the birth of John Barrymore, American actor.
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