College of Arts and Sciences

Department of History

February

  1. Germany began unrestricted submarine warfare, 1917.
  2. Rescue of Alexander of Selkirk (the real "Robinson Crusoe"), 1709.
    James Joyce born, 1882.
  3. Dr. Elizabeth Blackwell, first English woman doctor, born, 1821.
    Greece declared independence, 1830.
  4. Charles Lindbergh born, 1902.
  5. St. Robert Peel born, 1788.
  6. Queen Anne born, 1665.
    The Stavisky riots in Paris, 1934.
  7. Charles Dickens born, 1812.
    Russo-Japanese War declared, 1904.
  8. Mary Queen of Scots executed, 1587.
  9. Peace of Luneville marks virtual destruction of Holy Roman Empire, 1801.
    Republic of Rome proclaimed, 1849.
  10. Peace of Paris ceded Canada to Britain, 1763.
  11. Thomas Alva Edison born, 1847.
    Lateran Treaties created Vatican State, 1929.
  12. Abraham Lincoln born, 1809.
    Charles Darwin born, 1809.
    Independence of Chile proclaimed, 1818.
  13. William and Mary proclaimed King and Queen of England, 1689.
  14. Oaths of Strasbourg, 842.
    Richard II murdered, 1400.
  15. Galileo Galilei born, 1564.
    U.S.S. Maine blown up, 1898.
  16. Frederick William the Great Elector, born, 1620.
    Peace of Paris concluded, 1763.
  17. Thomas Malthus born, 1766.
    Captain James Cook crosses the Antarctic Circle, 1773.
  18. Murder of Francis, Duke of Guise, 1563.
    Pilgrim's Progress published, 1678.
  19. George Washington born. Nicholas Copernicus born, 1473.
  20. Honore Daumier, artist, born, 1808.
  21. Cardinal Newman born, 1801.
    Battle of Verdun begins, 1916.
  22. Frederic Chopin born, 1810.
  23. Diocletian declares a general persecution of Christians, 303.
    George Frederic Handel, 1685.
  24. King Louis Philippe abdicated, 1848.
  25. Pierre August Renoir born, 1841.
    Communist coup in Czechoslovakia, 1948.
  26. Earthquake at Lisbon kills 30,000 persons, 1531.
    Victor Hugo born, 1802.
  27. Reichstag fire in Germany, 1933.
  28. Michael Eyquem Montaigne born, 1533.
  29. Hattie McDaniel is first black actress to win an Oscar -- for her role as Mammy in Gone with the Wind, 1940.

 

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