Historical Events In February - 15
Friday, 10 July 2020
1845 William Parsons, Earl of Rosse, first uses 72" (183 cm) reflector on this day in history.
1845 On this day in history 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 February - 15.
1847 On this day in history robert Fuchs, composer
1848 Sarah Roberts barred from white school in Boston on February - 15.
1849 Pierre F Verhulst, Belgian mathematician (logistic curve), dies at 44 on February - 15.
1851 Black abolitionists invade Boston courtroom rescuing a fugitive slave on February - 15.
1851 On this day in history black abolitionists invade Boston courtroom rescueing a fugitive slave
1852 Great Ormond St Hospital for Sick Children, London, admits first patient on February - 15.
1852 On this day in history great Ormond St Hospital for Sick Children, London, admits 1st patient
1855 Gustav Hollaender, composer on February - 15.
1856 On this day in history frank Harris, Galway England, writer
1857 Mikhail Glinka, composer, dies on February - 15.
1858 On February - 15 william Pickering, Boston, astronomer (9th & 10th moons of Saturn)
1861 On February - 15 ft Point completed & garrisoned (but has never fired cannon in anger)
1861 Alfred North Whitehead, Engl mathematician/philosopher (Adv of Ideas) on this day in history.
1862 On this day in history grant's major assault on Ft Donelson TN
1862 On this day in history grant's major assault on Ft Donelson, Tennessee
1864 Fire in Rotterdam Netherlands damages Museum Boymans on this day in history.
1864 On February - 15 fire in Rotterdam Neth damages Museum Boymans
1864 On this day in history israel Zangwill, writer/Zionist/philanthropist, dies
1865 Nicholas Wiseman, 1st Archbishop of Westminster (1850-65), dies on February - 15.
1866 On February - 15 bannister Fletcher, London, architect & architectural historian
1869 Charges of Treason against Jefferson Davis are dropped on this day in history.
1870 Ground broken for Northern Pacific Railway near Duluth MN on February - 15.
1870 On February - 15 ground broken for Northern Pacific Railway near Duluth, Minn
1872 On February - 15 in Victoria British Columbia, the Provincial Legislature meets for the first time as a Province of Canada
1874 On February - 15 emilis Melngailis, composer
1876 On February - 15 historic Elm at Boston blown down
1879 On this day in history u.S. President Rutherford Hayes signs a bill enabling female lawyers to argue cases before the Supreme Court.
1879 On February - 15 congress authorizes women lawyers to practice before Supreme Ct
1881 On this day in history 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.
1882 On this day in history first cargo of frozen meat leaves New Zealand for Britain, on SS Dunedin
1882 The birth of John Barrymore, American actor on February - 15.