February 1901 in history

February 1901 events chronologically

Feb 2 Funeral of Queen Victoria
Feb 15 The association football club Alianza Lima is founded in Lima, Peru, under the name Sport Alianza
Feb 20 The legislature of Hawaii Territory convenes for the first time
Feb 25 J. P. Morgan incorporates the United States Steel Corporation

Top 7 most famous people born in February 1901

Feb 1 Clark Gable an American film actor, often regarded as The King of Hollywood or just simply as The King. Gable began his career as a stage actor and appeared as an extra in silent films between 1924 and 1926, and progressed to supporting roles with a few films for MGM in 1931. The next year he landed his first leading Hollywood role and became a leading man in more than 60 motion pictures over the next three decades
Feb 1 Frank Buckles a United States Army soldier and the last surviving American veteran of World War He enlisted in the U.S. Army in 1917 and served with a detachment from Fort Riley, driving ambulances and motorcycles near the front lines in Europe
Feb 2 Jascha Heifetz a violinist, considered by many to be among the greatest violinists of the twentieth century. Born in Vilnius, Lithuania, he moved as a teen to the United States, where his Carnegie Hall debut was rapturously received. The New York Times called him "perhaps the greatest violinist of all time." Fritz Kreisler, another leading violinist of the twentieth century, said on hearing Heifetz's debut, "We might as well take our fid­dles and smash them across our knees."
Feb 20 Louis Kahn an American architect, based in Philadelphia. After working in various capacities for several firms in Philadelphia, he founded his own atelier in 1935. While continuing his private practice, he served as a design critic and professor of architecture at Yale School of Architecture from 1947 to 1957
Feb 20 Muhammad Naguib the first President of Egypt, serving from the declaration of the Republic on 18 June 1953 to 14 November 1954. Along with Gamal Abdel Nasser, he was the primary leader of the Egyptian Revolution of 1952, which ended the rule of the Muhammad Ali Dynasty in Egypt and Sudan. Disagreements with Nasser led to his forced removal from office, and subsequent 18 year house arrest until his release by President Anwar Sadat in 1972
Feb 25 Zeppo Marx an American actor, theatrical agent, and engineer. He was the youngest of the five Marx Brothers. He appeared in the first five Marx Brothers feature films, from 1929 to 1933, but then left the act to start his second career as an engineer and theatrical agent. Zeppo Marx was a multi-millionaire due to his engineering efforts
Feb 28 Linus Pauling an American chemist, biochemist, peace activist, author, and educator. He was one of the most influential chemists in history and ranks among the most important scientists of the 20th century. Pauling was one of the founders of the fields of quantum chemistry and molecular biology

Top 7 most famous people died in February 1901

Feb 3 Fukuzawa Yukichi a Japanese author, Enlightenment writer, teacher, translator, entrepreneur and journalist who founded Keio University, the newspaper Jiji-Shinpo and the Institute for Study of Infectious Diseases. He was an early Japanese civil rights activist and liberal ideologist. His ideas about government and social institutions made a lasting impression on a rapidly changing Japan during the Meiji Era. He is regarded as one of the founders of modern Japan. He is called a Japanese Voltaire
Feb 4 Svetozar Miletić an advocate, journalist, author, politician, mayor of Novi Sad, and the political leader of Serbs in Vojvodina.
Feb 10 Max Joseph von Pettenkofer born in Lichtenheim, near Neuburg an der Donau, now part of Weichering. He was a nephew of Franz Xaver , who from 1823 was surgeon and apothecary to the Bavarian court and was the author of some chemical investigations on the vegetable alkaloids. He attended the Wilhelmsgymnasium, at Munich, then studied pharmacy and medicine the Ludwig Maximilian University, where he graduated M.D. in 1845. After working under Liebig at Gießen, Pettenkofer was appointed chemist to the Munich mint in 1845. Two years later he was chosen as extraordinary professor of chemistry in the medical faculty, in 1853 he was made a full professor, and in 1865 he became also professor of hygiene
Feb 11 Milan I of Serbia the ruler of Serbia from 1868 to 1889, first as prince and as king.
Feb 22 George Francis FitzGerald an Irish professor of "natural and experimental philosophy" at Trinity College in Dublin, Ireland, during the last quarter of the 19th century. He is known for his work in electromagnetic theory and for the Lorentz–FitzGerald contraction, which became an integral part of Einstein's Special Theory of Relativity. The FitzGerald crater on the far side of the Moon is named for him. The FitzGerald Building at Trinity College, Dublin is named after him
Feb 25 Wojciech Gerson a leading Polish painter of mid-19th century, and one of the foremost representatives of the Polish school of Realism during the foreign Partitions of Poland. He served as long-time professor of the School of Fine Arts in Warsaw, and taught future luminaries of Polish neo-romanticism including Józef Chełmoński, Leon Wyczółkowski, Władysław Podkowiński, Józef Pankiewicz and Anna Bilińska-Bohdanowiczowa among others. He also wrote art-reviews and published a book of anatomy for the artists. A large number of his artwork has been stolen by Nazi Germany in World War II, and never recovered
Feb 28 William M. Evarts an American lawyer and statesman who served as U.S. Secretary of State, U.S. Attorney General and U.S. Senator from New York. He was born in Boston, Massachusetts, the son of author, editor, and Indian removal opponent Jeremiah Evarts, and the grandson of Declaration of Independence signer Roger Sherman