February 1895 in history

February 1895 events chronologically

Feb 1 Fountains Valley, Pretoria, the oldest nature reserve in Africa, is proclaimed by President Paul Kruger
Feb 9 William G. Morgan creates a game called Mintonette, which soon comes to be referred to as volleyball
Feb 24 Revolution breaks out in Baire, a town near Santiago de Cuba, beginning the Cuban War of Independence, that ends with the Spanish–American War in 1898

Top 7 most famous people born in February 1895

Feb 1 Conn Smythe a Canadian businessman, soldier and sportsman in ice hockey and horse racing. He is best known as the principal owner of the Toronto Maple Leafs of the National Hockey League from 1927 to 1961 and as the builder of Maple Leaf Gardens. As owner of the Leafs during numerous championship years, his name appears on the Stanley Cup eight times: 1932, 1942, 1945, 1947, 1948, 1949, 1951, 1962
Feb 6 Babe Ruth an American baseball outfielder and pitcher who played 22 seasons in Major League Baseball from 1914 to 1935. Nicknamed "The Bambino" and "The Sultan of Swat", he began his career as a stellar left-handed pitcher for the Boston Red Sox, but achieved his greatest fame as a slugging outfielder for the New York Yankees. Ruth established many MLB batting records, including career home runs , slugging percentage , runs batted in , bases on balls , and on-base plus slugging , some of which have been broken. He was one of the first five inductees into the National Baseball Hall of Fame in 1936
Feb 8 Khorloogiin Choibalsan the Communist leader of the Mongolian People's Republic and Marshal of the Mongolian armed forces from the 1930s until his death in 1952. His rule marked the first and last time in modern Mongolian history that a single individual amassed complete political power. Often referred to as “the Stalin of Mongolia”, Choibalsan oversaw violent Soviet-ordered purges in the late 1930s that resulted in the deaths of an estimated 30,000 to 35,000 Mongolians. Most of the victims were Buddhist clergy, intelligentsia, political dissidents, ethnic Buryats and Khazaks, and other "enemies of the revolution." His intense persecution of Mongolia's Buddhists brought about their near complete extinction in the country
Feb 14 Max Horkheimer a Jewish philosopher and sociologist who was famous for his work in critical theory as a member of the 'Frankfurt School' of social research. His most important works include The Eclipse of Reason , "Between Philosophy and Social Science" and, in collaboration with Theodor Adorno, The Dialectic of Enlightenment. Through the Frankfurt School, Horkheimer planned, supported and made other significant works possible
Feb 18 Semyon Timoshenko a Soviet military commander and senior professional officer of the Red Army at the beginning of the Soviet invasion of Poland in 1939.
Feb 21 Henrik Dam a Danish biochemist and physiologist.
Feb 28 Marcel Pagnol a French novelist, playwright, and filmmaker. In 1946, he became the first filmmaker elected to the Académie française. Although his work is less fashionable than it once was, Pagnol is still generally regarded as one of France's greatest 20th-century writers and is notable for the fact that he excelled in almost every genre - memoir, novel, play and film

Top 7 most famous people died in February 1895

Feb 3 Theodore Dwight Weld one of the leading architects of the American abolitionist movement during its formative years, from 1830 through 1844.
Feb 8 Jean-François Portaels a Belgian orientalist painter and director of the Académie Royale des Beaux-Arts in Brussels.
Feb 12 Ding Ruchang a career military officer in the late Qing dynasty military of China.
Feb 16 Fredrik August Dahlgren a Swedish writer, playwright and songwriter.
Feb 18 Archduke Albrecht Duke of Teschen an Austrian Habsburg general. Inspector General for 36 years, he was honored with the rank of Field Marshal in the armies of Austria-Hungary and Germany
Feb 20 Frederick Douglass an African-American social reformer, orator, writer, and statesman. After escaping from slavery, he became a leader of the abolitionist movement, gaining note for his dazzling oratory and incisive antislavery writing. He stood as a living counter-example to slaveholders' arguments that slaves lacked the intellectual capacity to function as independent American citizens. Many Northerners also found it hard to believe that such a great orator had been a slave
Feb 27 Mason Brayman an American attorney, newspaperman, and military officer. During his service to the Union Army during the American Civil War he rose to the rank of Brigadier general. Later in life, he became the seventh Governor of the Idaho Territory