February 1911 in history

February 1911 events chronologically

Feb 18 The first official flight with air mail takes place from Allahabad, United Provinces, British India (now India), when Henri Pequet, a 23-year-old pilot, delivers 6,500 letters to Naini, about 10 kilometres (6.2 mi) away

Top 7 most famous people born in February 1911

Feb 3 Jehan Alain a French organist and composer.
Feb 5 Jussi Björling a Swedish tenor. One of the leading operatic singers of the 20th century, Björling appeared for many years at the Metropolitan Opera in New York City and less frequently at the major European opera houses, including the Royal Opera House in London and La Scala in Milan
Feb 6 Ronald Reagan an American actor and politician. He was the 40th President of the United States , and served as the 33rd Governor of California prior to his presidency
Feb 8 Elizabeth Bishop an American poet and short-story writer. She was the Poet Laureate of the United States from 1949 to 1950, the Pulitzer Prize winner for Poetry in 1956, the National Book Award winner in 1970, and the recipient of the Neustadt International Prize for Literature in 1976
Feb 10 Mstislav Keldysh a Soviet scientist in the field of mathematics and mechanics, academician of the USSR Academy of Sciences , President of the USSR Academy of Sciences , three times Hero of Socialist Labor , fellow of the Royal Society of Edinburgh. He was one of the key figures behind Soviet space program. Among scientific circles of USSR Keldysh was known with epithet "the Chief Theoretician" in analogy with epithet "the Chief Designer" used for Sergey Korolyov
Feb 13 Faiz Ahmad Faiz an influential left-wing intellectual, revolutionary poet, and one of the most regarded poets of Urdu. He wrote poems in the Punjabi language as well. He was considered four times for the Nobel Prize in poetry. A notable member of the Progressive Writers' Movement , Faiz was an avowed Marxist. He received the Lenin Peace Prize by the Soviet Union in 1962. Despite being repeatedly accused of atheism by the Pakistani political and military establishment, Faiz's poetry suggested a more nuanced relationship with religion, particularly Islam. He was greatly inspired by secular poetry and South Asia's Sufi traditions. His popular ghazal Hum Dekhenge is an example of his fusion of these interests
Feb 19 Merle Oberon an Anglo-Indian actress. She began her film career in British films as Anne Boleyn in The Private Life of Henry VIII. After her success in The Scarlet Pimpernel , she travelled to the United States to make films for Samuel Goldwyn. She was nominated for an Academy Award for Best Actress for her performance in The Dark Angel. A traffic collision in 1937 caused facial injuries that could have ended her career, but she soon followed this with her most renowned performance in Wuthering Heights

Top 7 most famous people died in February 1911

Feb 8 Gustaf Fröding a Swedish poet and writer, born in Alster outside Karlstad in Värmland. The family moved to Kristinehamn in the year 1867. He later studied at Uppsala University and worked as a journalist in Karlstad
Feb 15 Theodor Escherich a German-Austrian pediatrician and a professor at universities in Graz and Vienna. He discovered the bacterium Escherichia coli, which was named after him in 1919, and determined its properties
Feb 23 Quanah Parker Comanche/English-American from the Comanche band Quahadi , strictly related also to the Nokoni band , his mother's people, and emerged as a dominant figure, particularly after the Comanches' final defeat. He was one of the last Comanche chiefs. The US appointed Quanah principal chief of the entire nation once the people had gathered on the reservation and later introduced general elections. Quanah was a Comanche chief, a leader in the Native American Church, and the last leader of the powerful Quahadi band before they surrendered their battle of the Great Plains and went to a reservation in Indian Territory. He was the son of Comanche chief Peta Nocona and Cynthia Ann Parker, an English-American, who had been kidnapped at the age of nine and assimilated into the tribe. Quanah Parker also led his people on the reservation, where he became a wealthy rancher and influential in Comanche and European American society
Feb 23 Richard Henry Beddome a British military officer in India, chief conservator of the Madras Forest Department and a naturalist. He described many species of plants and reptiles from India, and several species described by others bear his name
Feb 24 Jules Joseph Lefebvre a French figure painter, educator and theorist.
Feb 25 Fritz von Uhde a German painter of genre and religious subjects. His style laying between Realism and Impressionism, he was once known as "Germany's outstanding impressionist" and he became one of the first painters who introduced en plein air art in his country
Feb 26 Frederic Shields a British artist, illustrator and designer closely associated with the Pre-Raphaelites through Dante Gabriel Rossetti and Ford Madox Brown.