February 2017

WEDNESDAY, FEBRUARY 1
BUBBLE GUM DAY
NATIONAL CANDY MAKING DAY
ST BRIGID'S DAY
AFRO-AMERICAN HISTORY MONTH
AMERICAN HEART MONTH
ASPCA RESPONSIBLE PET OWNERS MONTH/BEAT THE HEAT MONTH (SPAY PETS)
CANNED FOOD MONTH
CREATIVE ROMANCE MONTH
FABULOUS FLORIDA STRAWBERRIES MONTH
GREAT AMERICAN PIES MONTH
HONOLULU, HI/ HUMPBACK WHALE AWARENESS MONTH
HUMAN RELATIONS MONTH
INTERNATIONAL BOOST YOUR SELF ESTEEM MONTH
INTERNATIONAL EMBROIDERY MONTH
LEARN ITALIAN MONTH
LIBRARY LOVERS MONTH
NATIONAL BIRD FEEDING MONTH
NATIONAL BLACK HISTORY MONTH
NATIONAL CARE ABOUT YOUR INDOOR AIR MONTH
NATIONAL CAT HEALTH MONTH
NATIONAL CHERRY MONTH
NATIONAL HOT BREAKFAST MONTH
NATIONAL SNACK FOOD MONTH
NATIONAL WEDDINGS MONTH
NATIONAL WILD BIRD FEEDING MONTH
SPIRITUAL TEACHER'S MONTH
SPUNKY OLD BROADS MONTH
WISE HEALTH CARE CONSUMER MONTH
WORLDWIDE INNOVATION MONTH
ROBINSON CRUSOE DAY/ALEXANDER SELKIRK RESCUED, 1709    
U.S. SUPREME COURT MET 1ST TIME (CHIEF JUSTICE JOHN JAY), 1790
MARY SHELLEY DIED, 1851
TEXAS SECEDED, 1861
"ATLANTIC MONTHLY" PRINTED "BATTLE HYMN OF THE REPUBLIC", 1862
FREEDOM DAY/LINCOLN APPROVED 13TH AMENDMENT, 1865
HUGO von HOFFMENSTHAL (OPERA LIBRETTIST, COLLABORATOR WITH RICHARD STRAUSS), 1874
OPHELIA WYATT "HATTIE" CARAWAY (1ST WOMAN ELECTED TO US SENATE), 1878
1ST EDITION OXFORD ENGLISH DICTIONARY, 1884
HOLLYWOOD, CA, REGISTERED AS TOWN, 1887
EDISON'S LAB COMPLETED 1ST MOTION PICTURE STUDIO, 1893
JOHN FORD (SEAN ALOYSIUS O'FEENEY), 1895
PREMIERE ROSSINI'S "LA BOHEME", TURIN, ITALY. 1896
TRAVELERS OFFERED 1ST CAR INSURANCE, 1898
WILLIAM CLARK GABLE, 1901
JAMES MERCER LANGSTON HUGHES, 1902
GERMANY RESUMED UNRESTRICTED SUBMARINE WARFARE, 1917
1ST MISS AMERICA PAGEANT, 1919
"BROADWAY MELODY" BECAME 1ST HOLLYWOOD MUSICAL, 1929
BORIS NIKOLAYEVICH YELTSIN, 1931
DON EVERLY (EVERLY BROTHERS), 1937
TERRY JONES (MONTY PYTHON), 1942
BILLY MUMY (WILL ROBINSON, "LOST IN SPACE"), 1954
HASBRO INTRODUCED "GI JOE", 1964
GREENSBORO, N.C., WOOLWORTH SIT-IN, 1960
STEPHANIE, PRINCESS OF MONACO, 1963
BRANDON LEE, 1965
BUSTER KEATON DIED, 1966
LISA MARIE PRESLEY, 1968
UW STUDENT LYNDA ANN HEALY BECAME TED BUNDY'S 2ND VICTIM, 1974
ISLAMIC CONSERVATIVES TOOK OVER GOVERNMENT OF IRAN/AYATOLLAH KHOMENI RETURNED TO 
	IRAN FROM EXILE, 1979
"LATE NIGHT WITH DAVID LETTERMAN", 1982
DAD'S MEMORIAL SERVICE, OSWEGO LAKE COUNTRY CLUB, LAKE OSWEGO, OR, 2002
SPACE SHUTTLE COLUMBIA DISINTEGRATED UPON REENTRY (RICK HUSBAND, WILLIAM McCOOL, MICHAEL
	ANDERSON, DAVID BROWN, KALENA CHAWLA, LAUREL CLARK, ILAN RAMON), 2003
FESTIVAL OF THE NORTH, KETCHIKAN, AK, 2017
US NATIONAL SNOW SCULPTING CHAMPIONSHIPS, LAKE GENEVA, WI, 2017


THURSDAY, FEBRUARY 2
CALIFORNIA KIWI-FRUIT DAY
CANDLEMAS/PRESENTATION OF JESUS
GROUNDHOG DAY/ROME–HEDGEHOG DAY
IMBOLC (CELTIC/PAGAN FESTIVAL)
BUENOS AIRES FOUNDED, 1536	
ELEANOR "NELL" GWYNN (MISTRESS OF CHARLES II), 1650
MARY ANNE TALBOT (SERVED IN ENGLISH ARMY & NAVY DISGUISED AS MAN), 1778
1ST LIVE LEOPARD DISPLAYED IN US, BOSTON, MA, 1802
RUSSIANS ESTABLISHED FORT ROSS IN CA, 1812
1ST MEMBER OF DONNER PARTY DIED (SEE 1/31, 2/19), 1847
TREATY OF GUADALUPE HIDALGO SIGNED (ENDED US-MEXICAN WAR), 1848
HENRY HAVELOCK ELLIS (PSYCHOLOGY OF SEX), 1859
NATIONAL LEAGUE OF PROFESSIONAL BASEBALL CLUBS, 1876
1ST ELECTRIC STREETLIGHTS (CLEVELAND, OH), 1880
JAMES AUGUSTINE ALOYSIUS JOYCE, 1882
GROUNDHOG DAY 1ST CELEBRATED, PUNXSUTAWNEY, PA, 1887
EDISON LABS TOOK 1ST MOTION-PICTURE CLOSEUP ("RECORD OF A SNEEZE"), 1893
JASCHA HEIFETZ, 1901
AYN RAND, 1905
DMITRI MENDELEYEV DIED, 1907
GRAND CENTRAL TERMINAL OPENED, NY, NY, 1912
JAMES JOYCE'S ULYSSES 1ST PUBLISHED, 1922
DOGSLED TEAMS REACHED NOME W/DIPTHERIA VACCINE, 1925
STAN GETZ (STANLEY GAYETZBY) (JAZZ SAXOPHONE) , 1927
HITLER DISBANDED REICHSTAG, 1933
TOM SMOTHERS, 1937
GRAHAM NASH, 1942
GERMAN FORCES SURRENDERED AT STALINGRAD, 1943
FARRAH FAWCETT, 1947
INA GARTEN, 1948
"WHAT'S MY LINE?" TV PREMIERE (RAN UNTIL 1967), 1950, 
CHRISTIE BRINKLEY, 1953
BRENT SPINER, 1955
AILEEN WOURNOS (SERIAL KILLER), 1956
BORIS KARLOFF DIED, 1969
BERTRAND RUSSELL DIED, 1970
IDI AMIN TOOK POWER IN UGANDA, 1971
SHAKIRA ISABEL MEBARAK RIPOLL, 1977
DETAILS OF ABSCAM (FBI POLITICAL CORRUPTION PROBE) RELEASED TO US PUBLIC, 1980
"LATE NIGHT WITH DAVID LETTERMAN", 1982
SOUTH AFRICA LIFTED BAN ON AFRICAN NATIONAL CONGRESS, 1990
GENE KELLY DIED, 1996
"BIG FAT LIAR" RELEASED IN US, 2002
LT COMMANDER DATA, 2338


FRIDAY, FEBRUARY 3
JOHANNES GUTENBURG DIED, 1468
PAPER MONEY 1ST ISSUED IN AMERICA (MA), 1690
JAKOB LUDWIG FELIX MENDELSSOHNN, 1809
HORACE GREELEY (ABOLITIONIST NEWSPAPER EDITOR), 1811
JOHN KEATS BECAME FATALLY ILL FROM TUBERCULOSIS, 1820
ELIZABETH BLACKWELL (1ST WOMAN MD IN US), 1821
1ST CIVIL WAR PEACE TALKS, HAMPTON ROADS, VA, 1865
15TH AMENDMENT (RIGHT TO VOTE NOT BASED ON RACE) RATIFIED, 1870
GERTRUDE STEIN, 1874
BELLE STARR (FEMALE OUTLAW) MURDERED, OKLAHOMA INDIAN TERRITORY (SEE 2/5), 1889
NORMAN ROCKWELL, 1894
CHARLES ARTHUR "PRETTY BOY" FLOYD, 1904
JAMES ALBERT MICHENER, 1907
SIMONE WEILL, 1909
16TH AMENDMENT (INCOME TAX) RATIFIED, 1913
WOODROW WILSON DIED, 1924
ABBOTT & COSTELLO'S 1ST RADIO APPEARENCE ("KATE SMITH HOUR"), 1938
FOUR CHAPLAINS TORPEDOED (GEORGE FOX, ALEXANDER GOODE, CLARK POLING, JOHN WASHINGTON), 1943
RECORD LOW TEMPERATURE IN N AMERICA (-81 F), YUKON TERRITORIES, 1947
KLAUS FUCHS ARRESTED FOR PASSING ATOMIC SECRETS TO USSR, 1950
MORGAN FAIRCHILD (PATSY McCLENNY), 1950
JACQUES COUSTEAU PUBLISHED THE SILENT WORLD, 1953
BUDDY HOLLY, J.P. RICHARDSON, & RICHIE VALENS KILLED IN PLANE CRASH, 1959
LUNIK 9 MADE 1ST SOFT LANDING ON MARS, 1966
YASSER ARAFAT BECAME CHAIRMAN OF PALESTINE LIBERATION ORGANIZATION, 1969
MUHAMMAD ALI RETIRED, 1970
PRES NIXON SIGNED ENDANGERED SPECIES ACT, 1973
WILLIE SHOEMAKER'S LAST RIDE, 1990
PRES CLINTON ENDED US TRADE EMBARGO WITH VIETNAM, 1994
SERGEI KRIKALEV BECAME 1ST COSMONAUT LAUNCHED IN U.S. SPACECRAFT, 1994
"SECRET OF ROAN INISH" RELEASED IN US, 1995
EILEEN COLLINS BECAME 1ST WOMAN TO COMMAND SPACE SHUTTLE, 1995
NEW ENGLAND PATRIOTS WON THEIR 1ST SUPERBOWL EVER, 2002
"SHANGHAI KNIGHTS" RELEASED IN US, 2003
ALBERTO GONZALES BECAME 1ST HISPANIC US ATTORNEY GENERAL, 2005
"WHAT THE BLEEP 2?–DOWN THE RABBIT HOLE" RELEASED IN US, 2006
"RATATOUILLE" RELEASED IN US, 2008
BON SOO WINTER CARNIVAL, SAULT STE MARIE, ON, 2017
NATIONAL WEAR RED DAY (WOMEN'S HEART DISEASE), 2017
WINTERLUDE, OTTAWA, ON & GATINEAU, QC, 2017
WORKING NAKED DAY (REFERS TO THOSE NOT IN A CORPORATE WORKPLACE), 2017


SATURDAY, FEBRUARY 4
WORLD CANCER DAY
THADDEUS KOSCIUSKO (POLISH AMERICAN REVOLUTIONARY WAR HERO), 1746
1ST US PRESIDENTIAL ELECTION/GEORGE WASHINGTON ELECTED 1ST US PRESIDENT BY ELECTORAL 
	COLLEGE (REELECTED 1792), 1789
JAMES FENIMORE COOPER'S LAST OF THE MOHICANS 1ST PUBLISHED, 1826
APACHE WARS BEGAN (LASTED 25 YEARS), 1861
CONFEDERATE STATES OF AMERICA FOUNDED, MONTGOMERY, AL, 1861
CHARLES AUGUSTUS LINDBERGH, 1902
CLYDE WILLIAM TOMBAUGH (DISCOVERED PLUTO), 1906
DIETRICH BONHOEFFER, 1906
ROSA LEE McCAULEY PARKS, 1913
1ST WINTER OLYMPIC GAMES HELD IN US (LAKE PLACID), 1932
HITLER SEIZED CONTROL OF GERMAN ARMY, 1938
GEORGE ANDREW ROMERO (DIRECTOR), 1940
UNITED SERVICE ORGANIZATIONS, 1941
ROOSEVELT, CHURCHILL & STALIN MET AT YALTA, 1945
JAMES DANFORTH QUAYLE, 1947
ALICE COOPER  (VINCENT DAMON FURNIER), 1948
CHRISTIE BRINKLEY, 1954
CLINT BLACK, 1962
PALESTINE LIBERATION ORGANIZATION, 1969
PATTY HEARST KIDNAPPED, BERKELEY, CA, 1974
NATALIE IMBRUGLIA, 1975
KAREN CARPENTER DIED, 1983
LIBERACE DIED, 1987
OJ SIMPSON FOUND CIVILLY LIABLE, 1997
"COLLATERAL DAMAGE" RELEASED IN US, 2002
"FACEBOOK" LAUNCHED, 2004
BETTY NAOMI GOLDSTEIN FRIEDAN–BORN THIS DATE 1921, DIED THIS DATE 2006
CRAB CRACK, FLORENCE, OR, 2017
NATIONAL BARBER DAY, 2017
TAKE YOUR CHILD TO THE LIBRARY DAY, 2017


SUNDAY, FEBRUARY 5
ROGER WILLIAMS (PURITAN PREACHER & FOUNDER OF RHODE ISLAND) ARRIVED IN AMERICA, 1631
WEATHER-FORECASTER'S DAY/JOHN JEFFRIES, 1744
ROBERT PEEL (ENGLISH POLICE REFORMER), 1788
SARAH GOODRICH (US LANDSCAPE PAINTER), 1788
HIRAM STEVENS MAXIM (MACHINE GUN INVENTOR), 1840
JOHN BOYD DUNLOP (INVENTED 1ST COMMERCIALLY VIABLE PNEUMATIC TIRE), 1840
"OREGON SPECTATOR", OREGON CITY, OR, BECAME 1ST NEWSPAPER ON PACIFIC COAST, 1846
SHIRLEY MYRA BELLE STARR, THE BANDIT QUEEN (SEE 2/3), 1848
ANDRE-GUSTAVE CITROEN, 1878
RICHMOND REED "JOHN" CARRADINE, 1906
WILLIAM SEWARD BURROUGHS, 1914
CONGRESS OVERRODE PRES WILSON'S VETO OF IMMIGRATION ACT, 1917
MEXICAN CONSTITUTION ADOPTED, 1917
CHARLIE CHAPLIN, MARY PICKFORD, DOUGLAS FAIRBANKS & W C FIELDS FOUNDED UNITED ARTISTS, 1919
RED BUTTONS  (AARON CHWATT), 1919
ANDREW GREELEY (MYSTERY WRITER), 1928
HENRY LOUIS "HANK" AARON, 1934
U.S. TROOPS UNDER MacARTHUR ENTERED MANILA, 1945
1ST "DON'T WALK" SIGN, NEW YORK, NY, 1952
WALT DISNEY'S FILM VERSION OF "PETER PAN" OPENED, 1953
JENNIFER JASON LEIGH (JENNIFER LEIGH MORROW), 1962
SARA EVANS (COUNTRY SINGER), 1971
SARA EVANS, 1971
3RD PUNIC WAR OFFICIALLY ENDED (BEGAN 149 BCE; LONGEST WAR), 1985
MANUEL NORIEGA INDICTED ON US DRUG CHARGES, 1988
LAST SOVIET TROOPS OUT OF KABUL, 1989
PRES CLINTON SIGNED FAMILY LEAVE ACT, 1993
BYRON DE LA BECKWITH CONVICTED OF 1963 MURDER OF MEDGAR EVERS, 1994
"SAVING PRIVATE RYAN" RELEASED IN US, 1999
"SHACKLETON'S ANTARCTIC ADVENTURE" RELEASED IN US, 2001
"PINK PANTHER 2" RELEASED IN US, 2009
CHILDREN'S AUTHORS & ILLUSTRATORS WEEK, 2017
DUMP YOUR SIGNIFICANT JERK WEEK, 2017
FREELANCE WRITERS APPRECIATION WEEK, 2017
SNOW FESTIVAL, HOKKAIDO, JAPAN, 2017
SUPER BOWL 51, HOUSTON, TX, 2017


MONDAY, FEBRUARY 6
CHRISTOPHER MARLOWE, 1564
CHARLES II DIED/JAMES II BECAME ENGLISH MONARCH, 1685
AARON BURR, 1756
US & FRANCE SIGNED TREATIES, 1778
MASSACHUSETTS (6), 1788
1ST FREED US SLAVES RETURNED TO AFRICA, 1820
NEW ZEALAND:  TREATY OF WAITANGI, 1840
ROBERT E LEE BECAME CONFEDERATE COMMANDER IN CHIEF, 1865
ERIC HONEYWOOD PARTRIDGE (LEXICOGRAPHER, SHAKESPEARE'S BAWDY), 1894
GEORGE HERMAN "BABE" RUTH, 1895 
SPANISH-AMERICAN PEACE TREATY RATIFIED BY 1 VOTE, 1899
RONALD WILSON REAGAN, 1911
EVA BRAUN, 1912
MARY DOUGLAS LEAKEY, 1913
SARI "ZSA ZSA" GABOR, 1917
THURL RAVENSCROFT (VOICE OF TONY THE TIGER & MANY OTHERS), 1917
PATRICK MACNEE, 1922
1ST FULL-COLOR NORMAN ROCKWELL "SATURDAY EVENING POST" COVER, 1926
"PRINCESS ANSTASIA" ARRIVED IN US, 1928
ELMORE "RIP" TORN, JR, 1931
FRANCOIS TRUFFAUT, 1932
20TH AMENDMENT (1/20 INAUGURATION DAY) RATIFIED, 1933
"MONOPOLY", 1935
JOHN STEINBECK'S OF MICE AND MEN 1ST PUBLISHED, 1937
TOM BROKAW, 1940
SARAH BRADY (GUN CONTROL ADVOCATE, WIFE OF JAMES BRADY), 1942
ROBERT NESTA MARLEY, 1945
NATALIE COLE, 1950
GEORGE VI DIED/PRINCESS ELIZABETH ALEXANDRA MARY BECAME QUEEN ELIZABETH II, 1952
AXL ROSE, 1962
BARBARA TUCHMAN DIED, 1989
DANNY THOMAS DIED, 1991
ARTHUR ASHE DIED, 1993
"BLUES BROTHERS 2000" RELEASED IN US, 1998
INTERNATIONAL NETWORKING WEEK, 2017


TUESDAY, FEBRUARY 7
THOMAS MORE, 1478
11TH AMENDMENT (SOVEREIGNITY OF STATES) RATIFIED, 1795
JOHN DEERE, 1804
CHARLES JOHN HUFFMAN DICKENS, 1812
MISSISSIPPI RIVER RAN BACKWARD DUE TO AN EARTHQUAKE-CAUSED "TSUNAMI", 1812
FREDERICK DOUGLASS, 1817
JOHN DAVIS BECAME 1ST PERSON KNOWN TO VISIT ANTARCTICA, 1821
FRENCH DANSEUSE MME FRANCISQUY HUTIN & TROUPE PERFORMED IN U.S.A. 1st BALLET, NEW YORK CITY, 1827
DMITRI I MENDELEYEV (PERIODIC TABLE OF ELEMENTS), 1834
JAMES AUGUSTUS HENRY MURRAY (1ST EDITOR, OXFORD ENGLISH DICTIONARY), 1837
CHARLES SIRINGO (COWBOY HISTORIAN), 1855
LAURA INGALLS WILDER, 1867
ALFRED ADLER (PSYCHIATRIST, INFERIORITY), 1870
JAMES HUBERT "EUBIE" BLAKE , 1883
HARRY SINCLAIR LEWIS, 1885
ADOLPHE SAX DIED, 1894
GREAT FIRE OF BALTIMORE BEGAN (SEE 12/8), 1904
CLARENCE LINDEN "BUSTER" CRABBE, 1907
1ST ON-SCREEN APPEARENCE OF CHAPLIN'S "TRAMP" ("KID AUTO RACES AT VENICE"), 1914
AN WANG (WANG LABORATORIES), 1920
OSCAR BRAND (FOLKSINGER & FOLK SONG COLLECTOR), 1920
1ST ISSUE "READER'S DIGEST" WENT ON SALE, 1922
HARVEY FIRESTONE DIED, 1938
US GOVT ORDERED END TO CIVILIAN CAR PRODUCTION, 1942
PETE POSTLETHWAITE, 1945
GARTH BROOKS, 1962
BEATLES BEGAN 1ST U.S. TOUR, 1964
CHRIS ROCK, 1966
"BLAZING SADDLES" RELEASED, 1974
SENATE WATERGATE COMMITTEE ESTABLISHED, 1975
ASHTON KUTCHER, 1978
DR JOSEF MENGELE DIED IN BRAZIL, 1979
BRUCE McCANDLESS BECAME 1ST HUMAN TO FLY FREELY IN SPACE, 1984
JEAN-CLAUDE DUVALIER FLED HAITI, 1986
"AMERICA'S MOST WANTED" PREMIERED, 1988
SOVIET COMMUNIST PARTY ENDED POLITICAL MONOPOLY, 1990
"MEDICINE MAN" RELEASED IN US, 1992
EUROPEAN UNION, 1992
"DANTE'S PEAK" RELEASED, 1997
KING HUSSEIN OF JORDAN DIED, 1999
DOUG HENNING DIED, 2000
ANNE MORROW LINDBERGH DIED, 2001
DALE EVANS DIED, 2001
PRES GEORGE W BUSH ANNOUNCED PLANS FAVORING "FAITH-BASED" INITIATIVES, 2002
"SHANGHAI KNIGHTS" RELEASED IN US, 2003
AFRICAN-AMERICAN COACHES DAY, 2017


WEDNESDAY, FEBRUARY 8
LAUGH & GET RICH DAY
ROBERT BURTON ("ANATOMY OF MELANCHOLY"), 1577
MARY STUART, QUEEN OF SCOTS, EXECUTED, 1587
JACQUES CASSINI (ASTRONOMER), 1677
ABIGAIL WILLIAMS & BETTY PERRIS ANNOUNCED TO BE "UNDER AN EVIL HAND", SALEM, MA, 1692
PETER THE GREAT DIED, 1725
OPERA 1ST PERFORMED IN COLONIES ("FLORA; OR, HOB IN THE WELL"), CHARLESTON, SC, 1735
WILLIAM TECUMSEH SHERMAN, 1820
JULES VERNE, 1828
DMITRI IVANOVICH MENDELEYEV (PERIODIC TABLE OF ELEMENTS), 1834
KATHERINE O'FLAHERTY "KATE" CHOPIN, 1851
MARTIN BUBER (GERMAN-JEWISH RELIGIOUS PHILOSOPHER), 1878
PRES CLEVELAND SIGNED DAWES ACT (INDIAN RESERVATION LAND TO INDIVIDUALS), 1887
GREAT FIRE OF BALTIMORE ENDED (31 HOURS, 80 BLOCKS, $100 MILLION DAMAGES), 1904
RUSSO-JAPANESE WAR BEGAN, 1904
CHESTER F CARLSON (DEVELOPED DRY COPY MACHINE), 1906
BOY SCOUTS OF AMERICA FOUNDED, CHICAGO, IL, 1910
"BIRTH OF A NATION" PREMIERED, LOS ANGELES, 1915
LANA TURNER, 1920
AUDREY MEADOWS (ALICE, "HONEYMOONERS"), 1922
TANG LEE BECAME 1ST PERSON EXECUTED BY LETHAL GAS, CARSON CITY, NV, 1924
JACK LEMMON  (JOHN UHLER III), 1925
MARCUS GARVEY BEGAN FEDERAL PRISON TERM FOR MAIL FRAUD, 1925
JAMES BYRON DEAN, 1931
JOHN TOWNER WILLIAMS (CONDUCTOR & COMPOSER), 1932
NICK NOLTE, 1934
TED KOPPEL, 1940
ROBERT KLEIN, 1942
US OCCUPIED GUADALCANAL, 1943
JOHN GRISHAM, 1955
BOBBY FISCHER BECAME YOUNGEST CHESS GRAND MASTER EVER, 1958
CHARLES DE GAULLE BECAME 1ST PRESIDENT OF FRANCE, 1959
"PLANET OF THE APES" RELEASED, 1968
SETH GREEN, 1974
MARTYN GREEN DIED, 1975
SARAJEVO WINTER OLYMPICS BEGAN, 1984
SNOW IN L.A., 1989
"MONSTER'S BALL" RELEASED IN US, 2002
"ROLLERBALL" RELEASED IN US, 2002
ANNA NICOLE SMITH FOUND DEAD, 2007


THURSDAY, FEBRUARY 9
LORD STUART DARNLEY, 2ND HUSBAND OF MARY, QUEEN OF SCOTS, MURDERED, 1567
WILLIAM HENRY HARRISON (9TH PRESIDENT), 1773
US HOUSE OF REPRESENTATIVES ELECTED JOHN QUINCY ADAMS PRESIDENT, 1825
GEORGE ARMSTRONG CUSTER & ELIZABETH BACON, 1864
UNION OFFICERS ESCAPED FROM LIBBY PRISON CAMP @ RICHMOND, VA, 1864
US WEATHER BUREAU AUTHORIZED BY CONGRESS, 1870
AMY LAWRENCE LOWELL (PULITZER WINNING POET), 1874
APPALACHIAN MOUNTAIN CLUB, 1876
DOSTOEYEVSKY DIED, 1881
1ST DAVIS CUP TENNIS TOURNAMENT, NEWPORT, RI, 1900
CARMEN MIRANDA de CUNHA, 1909
DAVID DEAN RUSK (US SECRETARY OF STATE, 1961-1969), 1909
ERNEST TUBB, 1914
GYPSY ROSE LEE (ROSE LOUISE HOVICK), 1914 
BRENDAN FRANCIS BEHAN (IRISH PLAYWRIGHT), 1923
KATHRYN GRAYSON (ZELMA HEDRICK) ("KISS ME, KATE"), 1923
ROGER MUDD, 1928
ALICE MALSENIOR WALKER, 1941
CAROLE KING (CAROL KLEIN), 1942
US 1ST WENT ON DAYLIGHT SAVINGS TIME ("WAR TIME"), 1942
ALLIES RETOOK GUADALCANAL, 1943
JOE PESCI, 1943
ALICE WALKER, 1944
MIA FARROW  (MARIA de LOURDES VILLERS), 1945
JOSEPH McCARTHY ALLEGED US STATE DEPT WAS RIDDLED WITH COMMUNISTS, 1950
MERGER OF A.F.L. & C.I.O. ANNOUNCED, 1955
TRAVIS TRITT, 1963
BEATLES APPEARED ON "ED SULLIVAN SHOW", 1964
US SENT 1ST COMBAT TROOPS TO VIETNAM, 1965
APPALACHIAN TRAIL ROUTE PUBLISHED IN FEDERAL REGISTER, 1971
MAX YASGUR (WOODSTOCK PROPERTY OWNER) DIED, 1973
"WARRIORS" RELEASED, 1979
ZIYI ZHANG ("CROUCHING TIGER, HIDDEN DRAGON", "HOUSE OF FLYING DAGGERS"), 1979
BILL HALEY DIED, 1981
"BROKEN ARROW" RELEASED, 1996
US SUB GREENVILLE HIT JAPANESE FISHING BOAT, KILLING 9, PEARL HARBOR, HI, 2001
"DAREDEVIL" RELEASED IN US, 2003
INTERNATIONAL FILM FESTIVAL OPENS, BERLIN, GERMANY, 2017
READ IN THE BATHTUB DAY, 2017
STATE FAIR OPENS, TAMPA, FL, 2017


FRIDAY, FEBRUARY 10
ST. PAUL SHIPWRECKED, MALTA, 60
ABERDEEN UNIVERSITY, 1495
TREATY OF PARIS ENDED 7 YEARS/FRENCH & INDIAN WAR, 1763
CHARLES LAMB (ENGLISH ESSAYIST & LETTER WRITER), 1775
SAMUEL PLIMSOLL (PLIMSOLL LINE, MARKS LOADING LIMIT FOR CARGO SHIPS), 1824
QUEEN VICTORIA MARRIED PRINCE ALBERT, 1840
MORMONS LEFT IL TO BEGIN WESTWARD MIGRATION, 1846
JEFFERSON DAVIS WAS INFORMED HE WAS PRES OF CONFEDERACY, 1861
ALANSON CRANE PATENTED FIRE EXTINGUISHER, 1863
BORIS LEONIDOVICH PASTERNAK, 1890
JAMES FRANCIS DURANTE, 1893
"ALL THE NEWS THAT'S FIT TO PRINT" FIRST APPEARED AS "N.Y. TIMES" SLOGAN, 1897
BERLTOLT BRECHT, 1898
LON CHANEY, JR., 1905
JOSEPH LISTER DIED, 1912
LARRY ADLER (CLASSICAL HARMONICA PLAYER), 1914
WILHELM KONRAD ROENTGEN DIED, 1923
MARY VIOLET LEONTYNE PRICE, 1927
ROBERT JOHN WAGNER, 1930
ROBERTA FLACK, 1937
MICHAEL APTED (DIRECTOR), 1941
PRODUCTION OF CIVILIAN AUTOS HALTED, 1942
FRANCES MOORE LAPPE ("DIET FOR A SMALL PLANET"), 1944
DONOVAN P. LEITCH, 1946
"DEATH OF A SALESMAN" OPENED ON BROADWAY, 1949
MARK ANDREW SPITZ, 1950
GREGORY JOHN NORMAN, 1955
"MY FRIEND FLICKA" TV PREMIERE, 1956
LAURA INGALLS WILDER DIED, 1957
FRANCIS GARY POWERS SWAPPED FOR COL RUDOLF ABEL, 1962
GLENN BECK, 1964
25TH AMENDMENT (PRESIDENTIAL SUCCESSION) RATIFIED, 1967
WWF ADMITTED PRO WRESTLING WAS NOT A SPORT, 1989
ALEX HALEY DIED, 1992
COMPUTER 1ST DEFEATED HUMAN IN CHESS (DEEP BLUE VS GARY KASPAROV) (SEE 2/17), 1996
PEGGY FLEMING UNDERWENT BREAST CANCER SURGERY, 1998
"GHOST DOG–WAY OF THE SAMURAI" RELEASED IN US, 1999
"SHACKLETON'S ANTARCTIC ADVENTURE" RELEASED IN US, 2001
"QUEEN OF THE DAMNED" RELEASED IN US, 2002
"GODS & GENERALS" RELEASED IN US, 2003
ARTHUR MILER DIED, 2005
"FIREWALL" RELEASED IN US, 2006
"PINK PANTHER" RELEASED IN US, 2006
SHIRLEY TEMPLE BLACK DIED, 2014
CARNIVAL BEGINS, NICE, FRANCE, 2017
FULL SNOW MOON, 2017
PENUMBRAL ECLIPSE OF THE SUN, 2017


SATURDAY, FEBRUARY 11
SATISFIED STAYING SINGLE DAY
JAPANESE EMPIRE BEGAN, 660 BCE
RENE DESCARTES DIED, 1650
PENNSYLVANIA HOSPITAL BECAME 1ST HOSPITAL IN AMERICA, 1752
VOLTAIRE RETURNED TO PARIS AFTER 28 YEARS IN EXILE, 1778
WILLIAM HENRY FOX TALBOT (ENGLISH SCIENTIST & PIONEER PHOTOGRAPHER), 1800
LYDIA MARIE CHILD (US WRITER & ABOLITIONIST), 1802
SACAGAWEA GAVE BIRTH TO POMPEY WHILE WITH LEWIS & CLARK EXPEDITION, 1805
BE ELECTRIFIC DAY/THOMAS ALVA EDISON, 1847
MARY APPEARED TO ST BERNADETTE @ LOURDES, 1858
LINCOLN LEFT SPRINGFIELD IL FOR WASHINGTON DC, 1861
SIDNEY SHELDON (SIDNEY SCHECTEL), 1917
EVA GABOR, 1919
LESLIE NIELSEN, 1922
VIRGINIA JOHNSON (MASTERS & ), 1925
PAUL BOCUSE, 1926
LATERAN TREATY GUARANTEED VATICAN INDEPENDENCE, 1929
MARY QUANT (FASHION DESIGNER, MINISKIRT & CHELSEA LOOK), 1934
TINA LOUISE, 1934
BURT REYNOLDS, 1936
CBS, NBC & MUTUAL MADE 1ST SIMULTANEOUS RADIO BROADCAST (RED CROSS BENEFIT CONCERT), 1937
GM SIGNED 1ST CONTRACT WITH AUTOMAKERS' UNION, 1937
"ADVENTURES OF ROBIN HOOD" RELEASED, 1938
SERGIO MENDES, 1941
ROOSEVELT, CHURCHILL & STALIN SIGNED AGREEMENT @ YALTA, 1945
JOHN ELLIS "JEB" BUSH, 1953
DONALD MACLEAN & GUY BRIDGES SURFACED IN MOSCOW AFTER DISAPPEARING IN 1951, 1956
SHERYL CROW, 1962
PREMIERE "FRENCH CHEF", 1963
SYLVIA PLATH DIED, 1963
SARAH LOUISE HEATH PALIN, 1964
JENNIFER JOANNE ANISTON, 1969
OSUMI, 1ST JAPANESE SATELLITE, LAUNCHED, 1970
CHINA LIFTED BAN ON ARISTOTLE, SHAKESPEARE & DICKENS, 1978
ISLAMIC REPUBLIC OF IRAN, 1979
FRANK HERBERT DIED, 1986
BARBARA CLEMENTINE HARRIS BECAME 1ST FEMALE EPISCOPAL BISHOP, 1989
1ST SOVIET COMMERCIAL SATELLITE MISSION, 1990
NELSON MADELA RELEASED FROM PRISON, 1990
JANET RENO BECAME 1ST FEMALE US ATTORNEY GENERAL, 1993
"BRIDE & PREJUDICE" RELEASED IN US, 2005
"POOH'S HEFFALUMP MOVIE" RELEASED IN US, 2005
WHITNEY HOUSTON DIED, 2012
CHINESE NEW YEAR PARADE, SAN FRANCISCO, CA, 2017
FLORIDA RENAISSANCE FESTIVAL–PIRATES, 2017
GET OUT YOUR GUITAR DAY, 2017
RENAISSANCE FESTIVAL OPENS, GOLD CANYON, AZ, 2017
WESTMINSTER KENNEL CLUB DOG SHOW, NEW YORK, NY, 2017


SUNDAY, FEBRUARY 12
PEDRO DE VALDIVIA FOUNDED SANTIAGO DE CHILE, 1541
LADY JANE GREY EXECUTED, 1554
THOMAS CAMPION (ENGLISH POET & COMPOSER), 1567
COTTON MATHER, 1663
JAMES EDWARD OGELTHORPE & CO. LANDED AT SAVANNAH, GA, 1733
TADDEUS KOSCIUSKO (POLISH VOLUNTEER SUPPORTER OF COLONISTS IN AMERICAN REVOLUTION), 1746
ETHAN ALLEN DIED, 1789
US CONGRESS PASSED 1ST FUGITIVE SLAVE ACT, 1793
IMMANUEL KANT DIED, 1804
ABRAHAM LINCOLN, 1809
CHARLES ROBERT DARWIN, 1809
WOMEN IN UTAH TERRITORY GIVEN RIGHT TO VOTE, 1870
1ST PUBLIC DEMONSTRATION OF TELEPHONE, 1877
JOHN LLEWELLYN LEWIS (UNITED MINE WORKERS), 1880
NATIONAL CROQUET LEAGUE, PHILADELPHIA, PA, 1880
ANNA PAVLOVA (BALLERINA), 1881
OMAR NELSON BRADLEY, 1893
ROY HARRIS (AMERICAN CLASSICAL COMPOSER), 1898
GEORGES JOSEPH CHRISTIAN SIMENON, 1903
NATIONAL ASSOCIATION FOR THE ADVANCEMENT OF COLORED PEOPLE, 1909
JOSEPH LISTER DIED, 1910
HSUAN-T'UNG, LAST EMPEROR OF CHINA, ABDICATED, 1912
LORNE GREEN, 1915
FRANCO ZEFFIRELLI, 1923
"EVEREADY HOUR" BECAME 1ST COMMERCIALLY SPONSORED RADIO PROGRAM, 1924
GERSHWIN'S "RHAPSODY IN BLUE" 1ST PERFORMED (HE PLAYED PIANO), NEW YORK, NY, 1924
ARLEN SPECTER (SEN, R PA), 1930
"DRACULA" (BELA LUGOSI) PREMIERED, 1931
BILL RUSSELL (1ST AFRICAN-AMERICAN NBA HEAD COACH, BOSTON CELTICS), 1934
JUDY BLUME, 1938
EHUD BARAK (FORMER PM OF ISRAEL), 1942
MAUD ADAMS, 1945
BURMA FOUNDED, 1947
UNION OF BURMA, 1947
ARSENIO HALL, 1955
ANDIE MacDOWELL, 1958
VENERA I LAUNCHED, 1961
BEATLES PERFORMED AT CARNEGIE HALL, 1964
CHYNNA PHILLIPS (WILSON PHILLIPS), 1968
CHRISTINA RICCI, 1980
ANATOLY SCHERANSKY RELEASED AFTER 8 YEARS IN SOVIET LABOR & PRISON CAMPS, 1986
EDVARD MUNCH'S "THE SCREAM" STOLEN, OSLO, NORWAY (SEE 5/7), 1994
HEAVY SNOW IN PORTLAND, OR, 1995
"MY FAVORITE MARTIAN" RELEASED IN US, 1999
PRES CLINTON ACQUITTED IN IMPEACHMENT, 1999
CHARLES SCHULTZ DIED, 2000
SLOBODAN MILOSEVICK WENT ON TRIAL FOR WAR CRIMES, THE HAGUE, NETHERLANDS, 2002
GM OFFERED TO BUY OUT ALL 7400 HOURLY EMPLOYEES AFTER RECORD LOSS, 2008
HOLLYWOOD WRITERS STRIKE ENDED AFTER 100 DAYS, 2008
FLORIDA RENAISSANCE FESTIVAL–PIRATES, 2017
GRAMMYS AWARDED, LOS ANGELES, CA, 2017
INTERNATIONAL FLIRTING WEEK, 2017
RANDOM ACTS OF KINDNESS WEEK, 2017


MONDAY, FEBRUARY 13
EMPLOYEE LEGAL AWARENESS DAY
GET A DIFFERENT NAME DAY
WORLD RADIO DAY
CATHERINE HOWARD (5TH WIFE OF HENRY VIII) BEHEADED, 1542
GALILEO ARRIVED IN ROME TO FACE CHARGES OF HERESY, 1633
BOSTON LATIN SCHOOL BECAME 1ST AMERICAN PUBLIC SCHOOL, 1635
WILLIAM & MARY BECAME ENGLISH SOVEREIGNS, 1689
COTTON MATHER DIED, 1728
"THE AMERICAN MAGAZINE", ANDREW BRADFORD, PUBLISHER, BECAME 1ST  MAGAZINE PUBLISHED 
	IN AMERICA, 1741
COL BERNARD IRWIN AWARDED 1ST US MEDAL OF HONOR, 1861
WAGNER DIED, 1883
ELIZABETH VIRGINIA WALLACE TRUMAN, 1885
GRANT WOOD, 1892
LUMIERE BROS PATENTED CINEMATOGRAPHE (MOVIE CAMERA/PROJECTOR), 1895
AMERICAN SOCIETY OF COMPOSERS, AUTHORS & PUBLISHERS, NEW YORK, NY, 1914
TENNESSEE ERNIE FORD, 1919
EILEEN FARRELL (SOPRANO), 1920
CHARLES ELWOOD YEAGER, 1923
MARILYN PAULINE "KIM" NOVAK, 1933
GEORGE SEGAL, 1934
OLIVER REED, 1938
JERRY SPRINGER, 1944
PETER TORK (PETER THORKELSON) ("MONKEES"), 1944
STOCKARD CHANNING (SUSAN WILLIAMS ANTONIA STOCKARD), 1944
ALLIED FORCES BOMBED DRESDEN, 1945
PETER GABRIEL, 1950
ROLLING STONES MADE 1ST APPEARANCE ON "ED SULLIVAN SHOW", 1966
KELLY HU (CASSANDRA THE SORCERESS, "SCORPION KING"), 1967
ALEXANDER SOLZHENITSEN EXPELLED FROM RUSSIA, 1974
IRAQUI CIVILIANS KILLED IN US MISSILE ATTACK, 1991
"BORROWERS" RELEASED IN US, 1998
WAYLON JENNINGS DIED, 2002
"GHOST RIDER" RELEASED IN US, 2007
LOVE A MENSCH WEEK, 2017
MADLY IN LOVE WITH ME DAY, 2017
NATIONAL WING MAN'S DAY, 2017
YOGA CONFERENCE, VICTORIA, BC, 2017


TUESDAY, FEBRUARY 14
BULGARIA:  VITICULTURIST'S DAY
RACE RELATIONS DAY
VALENTINE'S DAY--ST VALENTINE KILLED, 278
EXTRATERRESTRIAL CULTURE DAY, NM, 217
RICHARD ALLEN (FOUNDER AFRICAN METHODIST EPISCOPAL CHURCH), 1760
THOMAS ROBERT MALTHUS, 1766
JAMES COOK KILLED, HAWAII, 1779
JOHN C FREMONT'S PARTY SIGHTED LAKE TAHOE, 1844
1ST PRESIDENTIAL PHOTOGRAPH TAKEN (JAMES K. POLK), 1849
GEORGE WASHINGTON GALE FERRIS, 1859
OREGON ADMITTED (33), 1859
WILLIAM TECUMSEH SHERMAN DIED, 1871
JACK BENNY  (BENJAMIN KUBELSKY), 1894
NIGEL BRUCE (DR WATSON IN SHERLOCK HOLMES MOVIES W/BASIL RATHBONE), 1895
PREMIERE, "IMPORTANCE OF BEING EARNEST", 1895
COMMERCE & LABOR BECAME US CABINET DEPARTMENTS, 1903
ARIZONA ADMITTED (48), 1912
JAMES RIDDLE HOFFA, 1913
LEAGUE OF WOMEN VOTERS, CHICAGO, IL, 1920
CHICAGO WHITE SOX PLAYERS ARRAIGNED ON CHARGES OF THROWING 1919 WORLD SERIES, 1921
LOIS MAXWELL (MONEYPENNY, BOND MOVIES), 1927
ALEXANDER FLEMING INTRODUCED PENICILLIN, 1929
VALENTINE'S DAY MASSACRE, CHICAGO, IL, 1929
FLORENCE HENDERSON, 1934
MICHAEL RUBENS BLOOMBERG, 1942
CARL BERNSTEIN, 1944
ENIAC (ELECTRONIC NUMERICAL INTEGRATOR & CALCULATOR), 1946
GREGORY HINES, 1946
NASCAR HELD 1ST RACE (DAYTONA BEACH, FL), 1948
TELLER (RAYMOND JOSEPH TELLER), 1948
MICHAEL DOUCET, 1951
JACKIE KENNEDY HOSTED 1ST TELEVISED TOUR OF THE WHITE HOUSE, 1962
STAGE VERSION OF "GREASE" OPENED, 1972
P G WODEHOUSE DIED, 1975
FREDERICK LOWE DIED, 1988
AYATOLLAH KHOMENI CALLED FOR DEATH OF SALMON RUSHDIE, 1989
SANDANISTAS AGREED TO FREE ELECTIONS IN NICARAGUA, 1989
"BOWLING FOR COLUMBINE" RELEASED IN US, 2003
"WHALE RIDER" RELEASED IN US, 2004
"SPIDERWICK CHRONICLES" RELEASED IN US, 2008
WORLD AGRO EXPO, TULANE, CA, 2017


WEDNESDAY, FEBRUARY 15
LUPERCALIA
PHILIPP MELANCTHON (PROTESTANT THEOLOGIAN & FRIEND OF MARTIN LUTHER), 1497
PEDRO MENENDEZ de AVILES (ESTABLISHED ST AUGUSTINE, FL), 1519
GALILEO GALILEI, 1564
MICHAEL PRAETORIUS, 1571
JEREMY BENTHAM (UTILITARIAN PHILOSOPHER), 1748
ST LOUIS FOUNDED, 1764
WILLIAM MILLER (FOUNDER, 7TH DAY ADVENTISTS), 1782
HENRY ENGELHARD STEINWAY (HEINRICH ENGELHARDT STEINWEG), 1797
JOHANN "JOHN" AUGUST SUTTER, 1803
CYRUS HALL McCORMICK (INVENTED REAPER), 1809
CHARLES LOUIS TIFFANY, 1812
SUSAN BROWNWELL ANTHONY, 1820
ALFRED NORTH WHITEHEAD, 1861
ERNEST HENRY SHACKELTON (ANTARCTIC EXPLORER), 1874
FEMALE ATTORNEYS 1ST ALLOWED TO ARGUE BEFORE US SUPREME COURT, 1879
JOHN BARRYMORE (JOHN BLYTHE), 1882
ALFRED CARLTON GILBERT, 1884
"U.S.S. MAINE" EXPLODED & SANK, HAVANNA HARBOR, 1898
MORRIS MICHTOM SOLD 1ST "TEDDY" BEARS, 1903
HAROLD ARLEN (AMERICAN SONGWRITER), 1905
CESAR ROMERO, 1907
MIEP GRIES (HERMINE SANTROUSCHITZ–HELPED ANNE FRANK'S FAMILY), 1909
BURNS & ALLEN RADIO DEBUT, 1932
ANTON J. CERMAK KILLED IN ATTEMPTED ASSASSINATION ATTEMPT ON PRESIDENT F.D.ROOSEVELT, 1933
PRESIDENT-ELECT FDR ESCAPED ASSASSINATION ATTEMPT, MIAMI, FL, 1933
ROGER BRUCE CHAFFEE (DIED ABOARD APOLLO 1), 1935
GREGORY MCDONALD (FLETCH NOVELS), 1937
JAPANESE CAPTURED SINGAPORE FROM BRITISH, 1942
ALLIED TROOPS BOMBED MONTE CASSINO, ITALY, 1944
JANE SEYMOUR (JOYCE PENELOPE WILHELMINA FRANKENBERG), 1951
MATT GROENING, 1954
CANADIAN FLAG, 1965
NAT "KING" COLE DIED, 1965
CHICAGO 7 CONVICTED OF CONTEMPT OF COURT, 1970
RENEE O'CONNOR, 1975
ETHEL MERMAN DIED, 1984
RICHARD FEYNMAN DIED, 1988
SOVIET TROOPS OUT OF AFGHANISTAN, 1989
"ACE VENTURA: PET DETECTIVE" RELEASED IN US, 1994
"HART'S WAR" RELEASED IN US, 2002
"JOHN Q" RELEASED IN US, 2002
STEVE FOSSETT DECLARED DEAD (VANISHED 11/26/2007), 2008
METEOR EXPLOSION, CHELYABINSK, RUSSIA, 2013
TECH SUMMIT, DUBLIN, CO DUBLIN, 2017


THURSDAY, FEBRUARY 16
ORDERIC VITALIS (ANGLO-NORMAN HISTORIAN), 1075
GIAMBATTISTA BODONI (TYPEFACE DESIGNER), 1740
LT STEPHEN DECATUR & MEN DESTROYED CAPTURED USS PHILADELPHIA, TRIPOLI, 1804
SIR FRANCIS GALTON (EXPLORER & EUGENICS FOUNDER), 1822
HENRY BROOK ADAMS (EDUCATION OF HENRY ADAMS), 1838
CHOPIN PLAYED HIS LAST CONCERT, PARIS, 1848
COLUMBIA INSTITUTION FOR THE INSTRUCTION OF THE DEAF AND DUMB AND BLIND, WASHINGTON, DC, 1857
BENEVOLENT & PROTECTIVE ORDER OF ELKS, 1868
SILVER DOLLAR BECAME LEGAL US CURRENCY, 1878
ROBERT JOSEPH FLAHERTY (FATHER OF DOCUMENTARIES), 1884
MARIO ANDREW PEI (AMERICAN LINGUIST & LEXICOGRAPHER), 1901
WAYNE KING ("WALTZ KING", BANDLEADER & SAXOPHONIST), 1901
EDGAR JOHN BERGEN (ORIGINAL NAME: BERGREN), 1903
GEORGE KENNON (US DIPLOMAT & ORIGINATOR OF TERM "CONTAINMENT POLICY"), 1904
LITHUANIAN INDEPENDENCE, 1918
PATTI ANDREWS, 1920
TUTANKHAMEN'S BURIAL CHAMBER OPENED, 1923
SALVATORE "SONNY" BONO, 1935
DuPONT PATENTED NYLON, 1937
CHAIM WEIZMANN BECAME 1ST PRESIDENT OF ISRAEL, 1941
KIM JONG IL, 1941
NBC BEGAN 1ST DAILY TV NEWS BROADCAST, 1948
LeVAR BURTON, 1957
FIDEL CASTRO BECAME LEADER OF CUBA, 1959
JOHN PATRICK McENROE, JR., 1959
USS TRITON BEGAN 1ST SUBMERGED CIRCUMNAVIGATION OF GLOBE, 1960
THELONIUS MONK DIED, 1982
BILL JOHNSON BECAME 1ST AMERICAN TO WIN OLYMPIC GOLD FOR DOWNHILL SKIING, 1984
"MUPPET TREASURE ISLAND" RELEASED IN US, 1996
AMERICAN ASSOCIATION FOR THE ADVANCEMENT OF SCIENCE, BOSTON, MA, 2017
INTERNATIONAL BOAT SHOW OPENS, MIAMI, FL, 2017
LT COMMANDER GEORDI LA FORGE, 2335


FRIDAY, FEBRUARY 17
MY WAY DAY
GIORDANO BRUNO BURNED AT STAKE FOR HERESY, 1600
ARCANGELO CORELLI (ITALIAN COMPOSER & VIOLIN VIRTUOSO), 1633
MOLIERE DIED, 1673
THOMAS MALTHUS, 1766
RAPHAELLE PEALE, 1774
RENE THEOPHILE HYACINTHE LAENNEC (INVENTED STETHESCOPE), 1781
US HOUSE OF REPRESENTATIVES ELECTED JEFFERSON PRESIDENT AFTER 35 BALLOTS, 1801
1ST GAS STREETLIGHTS IN US, BALTIMORE, MD, 1817
US SENATE PASSED "MISSOURI COMPROMISE", 1820
AARON MONTGOMERY WARD, 1843
FREDERICK EUGENE IVES (AMERICAN PHOTOGRAPHER & INVENTOR), 1856
USS HOUSATONIC SUNK BY CONFEDERATE SUB HUNTLEY, CHARLESTON, SC, 1864
FT. SUMTER SURRENDERED TO UNION CONTROL, 1865
SHERMAN'S TROOPS HIT COLUMBIA, SC, 1865
SUEZ CANAL OPENED, 1867
THOMAS J WATSON, SR (IBM), 1874
NATIONAL CONGRESS OF MOTHERS FOUNDED, WASHINGTON, DC, 1897
MARIAN ANDERSON, 1902
PREMIERE, PUCCINI'S "MADAMA BUTTERFLY", MILAN, ITALY, 1904
CLARENCE LINDON "BUSTER" CRABBE, 1908
WALTER LANIER "RED" BARBER (BASEBALL ANNOUNCER), 1908
GERONIMO DIED, 1909
ANDRE NORTON, 1912
MARGARET TRUMAN DANIEL, 1924
HAL HOLBROOK  (HAROLD ROWE, JR.), 1925
RUTH RENDELL, 1930
1ST HIGH SCHOOL DRIVER'S ED CLASS, STATE COLLEGE, PA, 1934
ALAN BATES  (ARTHUR BATES), 1934
"BRINGING UP BABY" RELEASED, 1938
HUEY P NEWTON ("BLACK PANTHER" FOUNDER), 1942
"VOICE OF AMERICA" BEGAN BROADCASTING TO RUSSIA, 1947
RENE RUSSO, 1954
25" OF SNOW IN MAINE, 1955
LOU DIAMOND PHILLIPS, 1962
MICHAEL JEFFREY JORDAN, 1963
GOLDA MEIER BECAME 1ST FEMALE ISRAELI PM, 1969
DENISE RICHARDS, 1971
VW BEETLE BECAME WORLD'S BEST-SELLING CAR, 1972
"PRARIE HOME COMPANION", 1979
CHINA INVADED VIETNAM, 1979
PARIS HILTON, 1981
THELONIUS MONK DIED, 1982
RANDY SHILTS DIED, 1994
GARY KASPAROV DEFEATED IBM'S "DEEP BLUE" (SEE 2/10), 1996
"WHOLE 9 YARDS" RELEASED IN US, 2000
"RELIGULOUS" RELEASED IN US, 2009
US TV SWITCHED FROM ANALOG TO DIGITAL, 2009
GREAT BACKYARD BIRD COUNT, 2017
MONTEVERDI'S "SONGS OF LOVE & WAR" OPENS, PORTLAND OPERA, 2017
NATIONAL DATE FESTIVAL, INDIO, CA, 2017


SATURDAY, FEBRUARY 18
JERUSALEM RETURNED TO CHRISTIAN CONTROL, ENDING 6TH CRUSADE WITHOUT ANY FIGHTING, 1229
MARY TUDOR, 1516
MARTIN LUTHER DIED, 1546
MICHELANGELO DIED, 1564
PILGRIM'S PROGRESS, JOHN BUNYAN, 1678
ALESSANDRO GIUSEPPE ANTONIO ANASTASIO VOLTA, 1745
JAMES BIDDLE (NEGOTIATED 1ST CHINESE/AMERICAN TREATY), 1783
RAMAKRISHNA, 1836
ERNST MACH, 1838
LOUIS COMFORT TIFFANY, 1848
AMERICAN PARTY/KNOW-NOTHINGS HELD 1ST PRESIDENTIAL CONVENTION, PHILADELPHIA, PA, 1856
"TEMPORARY INSANITY" DEFENSE 1ST USED IN US, 1859
SHOLEM ALEICHEM  (SOLOMON RABINOWITZ), 1859
JEFFERSON DAVIS INAUGURATED, MONTGOMERY, AL, 1861
LINCOLN CO WAR BEGAN, NM, 1878
NIKOS KAZANTIKAS, 1883
HUCKELBERRY FINN, MARK TWAIN, 1885
ENZO ANSELMO FERRARI, 1898
US POSTAGE STAMPS 1ST SOLD, 1908
EDDIE D SLOVIK (LAST US SOLDIER EXECUTED FOR DESERTION, 1945), 1920
JACK PALANCE (VLADIMIR PALAHNVIK), 1920
HELEN GURLEY BROWN (WRITER & MAGAZINE EDITOR, "COSMPOLITAN"), 1922
GEORGE KENNEDY, 1927
WINNERS OF 1ST OSCARS ANNOUNCED, 1929
CLYDE TOMBAUGH DISCOVERED PLUTO, 1930
TONI MORRISON (CHLOE ANTHONY), 1931
MILOS FORMAN (DIRECTOR, "AMADEUS"), 1932
YOKO ONO, 1933
NAZIS ARRESTED WHITE ROSE RESISTANCE LEADERS, 1943
EAMON DE VALERA RESIGNED AS IRISH TAOISEACH AFTER 16 YEARS, 1948
CYBILL SHEPHERD, 1950
CONSTITUTION, NEPAL, 1952
JUICE NEWTON  (JODY COHEN), 1952
"BWANA DEVIL" BECAME 1ST 3-D MOVIE TO OPEN, NEW YORK, NY, 1953
JOHN TRAVOLTA, 1955
VANNA WHITE, 1957
J ROBERT OPPENHEIMER DIED, 1967
MOLLY RINGWALD, 1968
CHICAGO 7 FOUND NOT GUILTY OF CONSPIRACY, 1970
LEE BOYD MALVO (DC SNIPER), 1985
"PITCH BLACK" RELEASED IN US, 2000
DALE EARNHART, SR, KILLED IN ACCIDENT @ DAYTONA 500, 2001
"CONSTANTINE" RELEASED IN US, 2005
GARY RIDGWAY PLEADED GUILTY TO THE 49TH GREEN RIVER KILLING, 2011
FIESTA DE LOS VAQUEROS & RODEO, TUCSON, NM, 2017
FLORIDA RENAISSANCE FESTIVAL–TIME TRAVELERS, 2017
ICE FISHING DERBY, FORT PECK, MT, 2017
NEW ENGLAND MID-WINTER SURFING CHAMPIONSHIPS, NARRAGANSETT, RI, 2017
WORLD WHALE DAY, MAUI, HI, 2017


SUNDAY, FEBRUARY 19
NICOLAUS COPERNICUS, 1473
DAVID GARRICK (ENGLISH ACTOR, MANAGER & DRAMATIST), 1717
LUIGI RODOLFO BOCCHERINI, 1743
US CONGRESS DIDN'T PROMOTE BENEDICT ARNOLD, 1777
NAPOLEON TOOK COMMAND OF FRENCH GOVERNMENT, 1800
AARON BURR ARRESTED FOR TREASON, 1807
1ST RESCUERS REACHED DONNER PARTY (SEE 1/31), 1847
KNIGHTS OF PYTHIAS, WASHINGTON, DC, 1864
SVEN ANDERS HEDIN (SWEDISH EXPLORER OF CENTRAL ASIA), 1865
EDISON PATENTED PHONOGRAPH, 1878
STANLEY NEWCOMB KENTON (JAZZ BAND LEADER), 1912
GEORGE EDWARD "EDDIE" ARCARO (CHAMPION JOCKEY–5 KENTUCKY DERBIES & 2 TRIPLE CROWNS), 1916
LEE MARVIN, 1924
WILLIAM "SMOKEY" ROBINSON, JR., 1940
PRES ROOSEVELT SIGNED EXECUTIVE ORDER #9066/JAPANESE AMERICAN INTERNMENT, 1942
US MARINES LANDED ON IWO JIMA (SEE 2/23, 3/16), 1945
KAREN SILKWOOD, 1946
AMY TAN, 1952
1ST FORD THUNDERBIRD PROTOTYPE, 1954
ANDREW, DUKE OF YORK, 1960
BETTY FRIEDAN'S FEMININE MYSTIQUE PUBLISHED, 1963
SEAL (SEALHENAY SAMUEL), 1963
CHICAGO 7 SENTENCED FOR INCITING A RIOT, 1970
CHERRY COKE, 1985
HAYLIE DUFF, 1985
"ARMY OF DARKNESS" RELEASED IN US, 1993
CELTIC CONNECTIONS BEGINS, GLASGOW, STRATHCLYDE, 2017
FLORIDA RENAISSANCE FESTIVAL–TIME TRAVELERS, 2017
NATIONAL ENGINEERS WEEK, 2017


MONDAY, FEBRUARY 20
UN WORLD DAY FOR SOCIAL JUSTICE
NEW HAMPSHIRE VOLUNTEERS SCALPED AMERICAN INDIANS, 1725
WILLIAM PRESCOTT (BATTLE OF BUNKER HILL REMARK–"WHITES OF THEIR EYES"), 1726
PRES WASHINGTON SIGNED POSTAL SERVICE ACT, 1792
N Y METROPOLITAN MUSEUM OF ART OPENED TO PUBLIC, 1872
FREDERICK DOUGLASS DIED, 1895
30" OF SNOW, RACINE, WI, 1898
ANSEL EASTON ADAMS, 1902
CARL E STOLTZ (FOUNDED LITTLE LEAGUE BASEBALL), 1920
ROBERT EDWIN PEARY DIED, 1920
BOBBY UNSER, 1924
GLORIA VANDERBILT, 1924
ROBERT ALTMAN, 1925
KENNETH OLSEN (FOUNDER, DIGITAL EQUIPMENT CORP), 1926
SIDNEY POITIER, 1927
BEVERLY "BUFFY" SAINTE-MARIE, 1941
LT EDWARD O'HARE BECAME 1ST US AIR ACE IN WW II  (5 OR MORE PLANES DOWNED), 1942
"AFRICAN QUEEN" RELEASED, 1951
GORDON BROWN (BRITISH PM), 1951
PATTY HEARST SHAW, 1954
JOHN GLENN BECAME 1ST AMERICAN IN SPACE/MERCURY 7 LAUNCHED, 1962
CHARLES WADE BARKLEY, 1963
CINDY CRAWFORD, 1966
KURT COBAIN, 1967
CONTRACEPTIVES 1ST LEGAL IN IRELAND, 1985
"MIR" LAUNCHED, 1986
CHUNNEL PLANS ANNOUNCED (CONSTRUCTION BEGAN 1987, COMPLETED 1994), 1986
ROBYN RIHANNA FENTY, 1988
KRAMER ADOPTED A HIGHWAY ON "SEINFELD", 1997
TARA LIPINSKI (US) BECAME YOUNGEST EVER TO WIN OLYMPIC GOLD FOR FIGURE SKATING (15), 1998
GENE SISKEL DIED, 1999
HUNTER S THOMPSON DIED, 2005
SANDRA DEE DIED, 2005
ALEXANDER HAIG DIED, 2010
PRESIDENTS DAY, 2017


TUESDAY, FEBRUARY 21
BARUCH SPINOZA DIED, 1677
ANTONIO LOPEZ DE SANTA-ANNA, 1794
"CHEROKEE PHOENIX", 1ST NEWSPAPER IN NATIVE AMERICAN LANGUAGE, 1828
1ST PUBLICATION "COMMUNIST MANIFESTO", LONDON, 1848
ALICE FREEMAN PALMER (WELLESLEY, RADCLIFFE & U OF CHICAGO), 1855
AUGUST von WASSERMAN, 1866
LUCY HOBBS BECAME 1ST WOMAN TO GRADUATE FROM US DENTAL SCHOOL, 1866
1ST US TELEPHONE DIRECTORY, NEW HAVEN, CT, 1878
WASHINGTON MONUMENT DEDICATED, 1885
ANDRES SEGOVIA, 1893
WYSTAN HUGH AUDEN, 1907
BATTLE OF VERDUN BEGAN (LONGEST BATTLE OF WW I–ENDED 12/15), 1916
ALLIES CAPTURED JERICHO, 1918
ROBERT GABRIEL MUGABE, 1924
1ST ISSUE "NEW YORKER", 1925
SAM PECKINPAH, 1925
ERMA LOUISE BOMBECK, 1927
HUBERT deGIVENCHY, 1927
NINA SIMONE (EUNICE KATHLEEN WEYMAN--JAZZ VOCALIST), 1933
CESAR AUGUSTO SANDINO KILLED, 1934
BARBARA CHARLINE JORDAN (TX, 1ST AFRICAN-AMERICAN CONGRESSWOMAN FROM DEEP SOUTH), 1936
HARALD V, KING OF NORWAY, 1937
DAVID GEFFEN, 1943
POLAROID INSTANT CAMERA 1ST DEMONSTRATED, 1947
NASCAR (NATIONAL ASSOCIATION FOR STOCK CAR RACING) INCORPORATED, 1948
KELSEY GRAMMER, 1954
MARY CHAPIN CARPENTER, 1958
MALCOLM X KILLED, 1965
NIXON WENT TO CHINA, 1972
JOHN MITCHELL, H.R. HALDEMAN & JOHN ERLICHMAN SENTENCED TO PRISON, 1975
JENNIFER LOVE HEWETT, 1979
CHARLOTTE CHURCH, 1986
CORBIN BLEU, 1989
ALDRICH AMES ARRESTED AS SOVIET SPY, 1994
"EMPIRE STRIKES BACK" RERELEASED, 1997
UN INTERNATIONAL MOTHER LANGUAGE DAY, 2017


WEDNESDAY, FEBRUARY 22
AMERIGO VESPUCCI DIED, 1512
INDIANS INTRODUCED POPCORN TO COLONISTS, 1630
GEORGE WASHINGTON, 1732
REMBRANDT PEALE, 1778
ARTHUR SCHOPENHAUER, 1788
FREDERIC-FRANCOIS CHOPIN, 1810
SPAIN CEDED FLORIDA TO U.S., 1819
US DEFEATED MEXICO AT THE BATTLE OF BUENA VISTA, 1847
ROBERT STEPHENSON SMYTH BADEN-POWELL (FOUNDED BOY SCOUTS), 1857
1ST WOOLWORTH'S OPENED, UTICA, NY (CHAIN CLOSED IN 1997), 1879
EDNA ST VINCENT MILLAY, 1892
THEODORE ROUSSEAU DIED, 1894
ROBERT YOUNG ("MARCUS WELBY, MD"), 1907
ROBERT PERSHING WADLOW (TALLEST PERSON IN HISTORY), 1918
EDWARD GOREY (AMERICAN GOTHIC ILLUSTRATOR), 1925
EDWARD MOORE KENNEDY, 1932
PREMIERE "IT HAPPENED ONE NIGHT", 1934
PRES FDR ORDERED MacARTHUR TO EVACUATE PHILIPPINES, 1942
JONATHAN DEMME (FILM DIRECTOR, "STOP MAKING SENSE", "SILENCE OF THE LAMBS"), 1944
JULIUS WINFIELD ERVING (DR J), 1950
BUS BOYCOTT ARRESTS, MONTGOMERY, AL, 1956
STEVE IRWIN (CROC HUNTER), 1962
GEN SUHARTO TOOK CONTROL OF INDONESIA, 1967
JERI RYAN (7 OF 9, "STAR TREK: VOYAGER"), 1968
TET OFFENSIVE ENDED, 1968
DREW BARRYMORE, 1975
US HOCKEY TEAM DEFEATED SOVIETS FOR 1ST TIME, 13TH WINTER OLYMPICS, LAKE PLACID, NY, 1980
ANDY WARHOL DIED, 1987
ALDRICH AMES ARRESTED AS SPY, 1994
"MY BIG FAT GREEK WEDDING" RELEASED IN US, 2002
LARGEST BANK ROBBERY IN ENGLISH HISTORY, KENT, 2006
"BE KIND REWIND" RELEASED IN US, 2008
INCONVENIENCE YOURSELF DAY, 2017


THURSDAY, FEBRUARY 23
CURLING IS COOL DAY
SAMUEL PEPYS (ENGLISH DIARIST & NAVAL ADMINISTRATOR), 1633
GEORGE FRIDERIC HANDEL, 1685
MYER AMSCHEL ROTHSCHILD (FOUNDED BANKING DYNASTY), 1743
EMMA HART WILLARD (PIONEER IN HIGHER EDUCATION FOR WOMEN), 1787
JOHN KEATS DIED, 1821
BOSTON, MA, GRANTED CHARTER TO INCORPORATE, 1822
SIEGE OF THE ALAMO BEGAN, 1836
JOHN QUINCY ADAMS DIED, 1848
CESAR RITZ (PARISIAN HOTELIER), 1850
PRES LINCOLN AVOIDED ASSASSINATION ATTEMPT IN BALTIMORE, MD ON WAY TO WASHINGTON, DC, 1861
WILLIAM EDWARD BURGHARDT DU BOIS (AFRICAN-AMERICAN POLITICAL LEADER, COFOUNDER NAACP), 1868
MISSISSIPPI READMITTED TO UNION, 1870
VICTOR FLEMING (DIRECTOR, "WIZARD OF OZ", "GONE WITH THE WIND"), 1883
EARTHQUAKE IN MEDITERRANEAN, 1887
RUDOLF DIESEL PATENTED ENGINE, 1893
ROTARY CLUB FOUNDED, CHICAGO, IL, 1905
JAMES GILMORE BACKUS (MR MAGOO, MR HOWELL ON "GILLIGAN'S ISLAND"), 1913
PAUL TIBBETS (PILOT, "ENOLA GAY" ON FLIGHT WHICH DROPPED A-BOMB ON HIROSHIMA), 1915
ROBERT NEELLY BELLAH (HISTORIAN OF RELIGION), 1927
DISNEY RELEASED "PINOCCHIO", 1940
JAPANESE ATTACKED U.S. MAINLAND @ SANTA BARBARA, 1942
JOHNNY WINTER  (JOHN DAWSON III), 1944
US MARINES RAISED FLAG ON IWO JIMA (SEE 2/19, 3/16), 1945
1ST POLIO VACCINATIONS, ARSENAL ELEMENTARY, PITTSBURGH, PA, 1954
KRISTIN LANDON DAVIS (CHARLOTTE, "SEX & THE CITY"), 1965
MICHAEL DELL, 1965
STAN LAUREL DIED, 1965
GUYANNA BECAME INDEPENDENT, 1970
COUP ATTEMPT IN SPAIN, 1981
GROUND WAR AGAINST IRAQ BEGAN, 1991
MILITARY COUP IN THAILAND, 1991
JAMES HERRIOT DIED, 1993
DAKOTA FANNING, 1994
"SCHINDLER'S LIST" BECAME 1ST MOVIE ON TV WITHOUT COMMERCIALS (NBC), 1997
DOLLY--1ST CLONING OF AN ADULT ANIMAL, 1997
"3000 MILES TO GRACELAND" RELEASED IN US, 2001
NATIONAL CHILI DAY, 2017
SINGLE TASKING DAY, 2017


FRIDAY, FEBRUARY 24
IBN BATTUTAH (MEDIEVAL ARABIC TRAVEL WRITER), 1304
GREGORY XIII PROCLAIMED CALENDAR REFORM, 1582
WILHELM CARL GRIMM, 1786
MARBURY V MADISON CONFIRMED JUDICIAL REVIEW, 1803
ROBERT FULTON DIED, 1815
MEXICO DECLARED INDEPENDENCE FROM SPAIN, 1821
THOMAS BOWDLER DIED, 1825
TROOPS @ ALAMO SENT FOR HELP (SEE 2/23, 3/6), 1836
WINSLOW HOMER, 1836
U.S. HOUSE OF REPRESENTATIVES VOTED TO IMPEACH PRES. ANDREW  JOHNSON, 1867
HONUS (JOHN PETER) WAGNER (BASEBALL GREAT), 1874
CHESTER WILLIAM NIMITZ, 1885
HADASSAH FOUNDED, NY, NY, 1912
BRITISH GAVE US AMBASSADOR WALTER H PAGE COPY OF ZIMMERMANN TELEGRAM (SEE 3/1), 1917
ESTONIA INDEPENDENT (UNTIL 1940), 1918
MICHEL LEGRAND (COMPOSER OF OVER 200 FILM SCORES), 1932
1ST ISSUE "LIFE" MAGAZINE, 1936
RENATA SCOTTO (ITALIAN OPERATIC SOPRANO), 1936
1ST "VOICE OF AMERICA" BROADCAST, 1942
JOSEPH ISADOR "JOE" LIEBERMAN, 1942
JUAN DOMINGO PERON ELECTED PRESIDENT OF ARGENTINA, 1946
EDWARD JAMES OLMOS, 1947
STEVEN JOBS, 1955
PAULA ZAHN, 1956
LOUIS LEAKEY DISCOVERED OLDEST KNOWN HUMAN REMAINS, OLDUVAI GORGE, TANZANIA, 1961
MICHELLE SHOCKED, 1962
KRISTEN DAVIS, 1965
TET OFFENSIVE ENDED, 1968
US SUPREME COURT DEFENDED RIGHT TO SATIRE, 1988
GULF WAR GROUND OFFENSIVE BEGAN, 1991
DINAH SHORE DIED, 1994
DON KNOTTS, DIED, 2006
OCTAVIA BUTLER DIED, 2006
COWBOY POETRY GATHERING, ALPINE, TX, 2017
FESTIVAL OPENS, JEREZ DE LA FRONTIERA, CADIZ, ANDALUSIA, 2017
KOOTENAY COLDSMOKE POWDERFEST, NELSON, BC, 2017
YOGA FESTIVAL, CANNON BEACH, OR, 2017


SATURDAY, FEBRUARY 25
FRANCISCO VASQUEZ de CORONADO, 1510
CHRISTOPHER WREN DIED, 1723
JOSE de SAN MARTIN (ARGENTINE SOLDIER, LEADER AGAINST SPANISH COLONIALISM), 1778
SAMUEL COLT PATENTED SIX-SHOOTER, 1836
PIERRE AUGUSTE RENOIR, 1841
THOMAS MOORE DIED, 1852
CHARLES LANG FREER (DETROIT INDUSTRIALIST & ART COLLECTOR), 1856
HIRAM R REVELS, MS, BECAME 1ST BLACK SEATED IN US HOUSE OF REPRESENTATIVES, 1870
ENRICO CARUSO, 1873
JOHN FOSTER DULLES, 1888
MEHER BABA, THE "AVATOR OF THE AGE", 1894
ADELLE DAVIS (AMERICAN NUTRITIONIST), 1905
HERBERT "ZEPPO" MARX, 1909
MILLICENT HAMMOND FENWICK (BASIS FOR CONGRESSWOMAN LACEY DAVENPORT, "DOONESBURY"), 1910
16TH AMENDMENT (INCOME TAX) RATIFIED, 1913
JAMES GILMORE BACKUS, 1913
JOHN TENNIEL DIED, 1914
ANTHONY BURGESS (CLOCKWORK ORANGE), 1917
BOBBY RIGGS  (ROBERT LARIMORE) (TENNIS PRO, BEAT BY BILLIE JEAN KING), 1918
OREGON BECAME 1ST STATE TO IMPOSE GAS TAX, 1919
"TEXAS" ROSE FLYNT BASCOM (WORLD'S GREATEST FEMALE TRICK ROPER), 1922
GEORGE HARRISON, 1943
SALLY JESSE RAPHAEL, 1943
CASSIUS CLAY BEAT SONNY LISTON TO BECOME WORLD HEAVYWEIGHT CHAMP, 1964
NAT "KING" COLE DIED, 1965
TEA LEONI, 1966
SEAN ASTIN (SAM GAMGEE, "LORD OF THE RINGS" MOVIES; PATTY DUKE'S SON), 1971
CHELSEA HANDLER, 1975
TENNESSEE WILLIAMS DIED, 1983
FERDINAND MARCOS FLED PHILIPPINES, 1986
US CONGRESS BANNED SMOKING ON ALL DOMESTIC FLIGHTS, 1990
VIOLETA CHAMORO ELECTED PRESIDENT OF NICARAGUA, 1990
MASSACRE IN HEBORN, ISRAEL, 1994
"WE WERE SOLDIERS" RELEASED IN US, 2002
"PASSION OF THE CHRIST" RELEASED IN US, 2004
"KATYA KABANOVA" OPENS, SEATTLE OPERA, 2017
CARNIVAL BEGINS, BRAZIL & FRENCH WEST INDIES, 2017
FLORIDA RENAISSANCE FESTIVAL–CARNEVALE MASQUERADE, 2017
MUSIC FESTIVAL, INVERNESS, HIGHLANDS, 2017
SIGGE'S P'AYAKENTSUT CROSS COUNTRY SKI EVENT, WHISTLER, BC, 2017
WORLD SWORD SWALLOWERS DAY, 2017


SUNDAY, FEBRUARY 26
FOR PETE'S SAKE DAY
CHRISTOPHER MARLOWE BAPTIZED, 1564
CATHERINE II THE GREAT GRANTED FREEDOM OF RELIGION IN RUSSIA, 1766
VICTOR-MARIE HUGO, 1802
HONORE DAUMIER (FRENCH PAINTER, CARICATURIST, SCULPTOR), 1808
LEVI STRAUSS, 1829
JOHN GEORGE NICOLAY (LINCOLN'S PRIVATE SECRETARY & OFFICIAL BIOGRAPHER), 1832
WILLIAM FREDERIC "BUFFALO BILL" CODY, 1846
"COMMUNIST MANIFESTO" PUBLISHED, 1848
JOHN HARVEY KELLOGG, 1852
HERBERT H DOW (CHEMIST), 1866
HERBERT JOHN "JACKIE" GLEASON, 1916
GRAND CANYON NATIONAL PARK ESTABLISHED, 1919
TONY RANDALL  (LEONARD ROSENBERG), 1920
ANTOINE "FATS" DOMINO, 1928
GRAND TETON NATIONAL PARK, 1929
GRAND TETONS NATIONAL PARK, 1929
JOHNNY CASH, 1932
FDR ORDERED CREATION OF FEDERAL COMMUNICATIONS COMMISSION, 1934
HITLER AUTHORIZED LUFTWAFFE, 1935
"LUCKY LADY II" LEFT CARSWELL AFB, FT WORTH, TX, ON 1ST NON-STOP AROUND THE WORLD FLIGHT, 1946
MICHAEL BOLTON, 1954
LOU COSTELLO DIED, 1959
ERYKAH BADU, 1972
LAST US MARINES LEFT LEBANON, 1984
SANDANISTAS DEFEATED IN ELECTIONS IN NICARAGUA, 1990
BOMBING @ WORLD TRADE CENTER, NEW YORK, NY, 1993
GEORGE ZIMMERMAN SHOT & KILLED TRAYVON MARTIN, SANFORD, FL, 2012
ACADEMY AWARDS, LOS ANGELES, CA, 2017
ANNULAR ECLIPSE OF THE SUN, 2017
DAYTONA 500, DAYTONA, FL, 2017
FLORIDA RENAISSANCE FESTIVAL–CARNEVALE MASQUERADE, 2017
QUEBEC SUNFEST, MARDI GRAS CASINO, HALLANDALE BEACH, FL, 2017
TELECOMMUTER APPRECIATION WEEK, 2017


MONDAY, FEBRUARY 27
INTERNATIONAL POLAR BEAR DAY
CONSTANTINE, 280
RICHARD I "COEUR de LION" BECAME KING OF ENGLAND, 1189
"ARTICLES OF CONFEDERATION" APPROVED BY LAST OF THE 13 COLONIES, 1781
HENRY WADSWORTH LONGFELLOW, 1807
1ST MARDI GRAS CELEBRATIONS, NEW ORLEANS, LA, 1827
DOMINICAN REPUBLIC INDEPENDENT, 1844
ALICE ELLEN TERRY (ENGLISH SHAKESPEAREAN ACTRESS), 1847
1ST UNION PRISONERS ARRIVED @ ANDERSONVILLE PRISON, GA, 1864
15TH AMENDMENT (BLACKS VOTE), 1869
ALICE HAMILTON (PATHOLOGIST, INDUSTRIAL TOXINS), 1869
ENRICO CARUSO, 1873
COLD CLOSED ALL HARBORS, N.Y.C. TO EASTPORT, ME, 1875
DAVID SARNOFF, 1891
LOUIS VUITTON DIED, 1892
MARIAN ANDERSON, 1897
JOHN ERNEST STEINBECK, 1902
OKLAHOMA (46), 1907
US SUPREME COURT UPHELD 19th AMENDMENT/RIGHT OF WOMEN TO VOTE, 1922
ARIEL SHARON (ARIES SCHEINERMAN) (ISRAELI P M 2001-2006), 1928
JOANNE WOODWARD, 1930
ELIZABETH ROSEMOND TAYLOR, 1932
REICHSTAG BURNED, 1933
RALPH NADER, 1934
PAVLOV DIED, 1936
22ND AMENDMENT (2 PRESIDENTIAL TERM LIMIT) RATIFIED, 1950
MICHAEL BOLTON, 1953
ITALIAN GOVT BEGAN LOOKING FOR HELP WITH LEANING TOWER OF PISA, 1964
DENISE RICHARDS ("STARSHIP TROOPERS", "WORLD IS NOT ENOUGH"), 1971
NIXON & CHOU EN-LAI ISSUED "SHANGHAI" COMMUNIQUE, 1972
AMERICAN INDIAN MOVEMENT OCCUPIED WOUNDED KNEE, PINE RIDGE RESERVATION, SD, 1973
1ST ISSUE "PEOPLE" MAGAZINE, 1974
JOHN DICKSON CARR DIED, 1977
"I WILL SURVIVE" WON ONLY GRAMMY FOR DISCO, 1980
CHELSEA CLINTON, 1980
JOSH GROBAN, 1981
KUWAIT CITY LIBERATED/WAR W/IRAQ ENDED, 1991
DIVORCE BECAME LEGAL IN IRELAND, 1997
FRED ROGERS DIED, 2003
AFRICAN BURIAL GROUND NATIONAL MONUMENT ESTABLISHED, NEW YORK, NY, 2006
WILLIAM F BUCKLEY DIED, 2008


TUESDAY, FEBRUARY 28
FLORAL DESIGN DAY
NATIONAL TOOTHFAIRY DAY
MARY TUDOR ("BLOODY MARY"), 1516
MICHEL de MONTAIGNE (FRENCH WRITER & ESSAYIST), 1533
SALEM WITCH HUNTS BEGAN, 1692
JOHN WESLEY AUTHORIZED 1ST METHODIST CHURCH IN AMERICA, 1784
MARY MASON LYON (FOUNDED MT HOLYOKE FEMALE SEMINARY) , 1797
JOHN TENNIEL (ILLUSTRATOR, "PUNCH" & WORKS OF LEWIS CARROLL), 1820
CHARLES BLONDIN  (JEAN FRANCOIS GRAVELET) (ACROBAT, "DAREDEVIL WIREWALKER"), 1824
FINLAND: KALEVALA DAY/ELIAS LOENNVOT PUBLISHED KALEVALA, 1835
U.S.S. PRINCETON EXPLODED, POTOMAC RIVER, 1844
1ST SHIPLOAD OF PROSPECTORS ARRIVED IN SAN FRANCISCO, 1848
SEAN MacDIARMADA (JOHN MacDERMOTT) (EXECUTED FOR IRISH EASTER RISING), 1883
LINUS CARL PAULING, 1901
BENJAMIN "BUGSY" SIEGEL, 1906
MILTON ARTHUR CONNIFF (CARTOONIST, "TERRY & THE PIRATES", "STEVE CANYON")), 1907
VINCENTE MINELLI, 1910
SAMUEL JOEL "ZERO" MOSTEL, 1915
US NEWSPAPERS PUBLISHED "ZIMMERMAN TELEGRAM", 1917
BRITAIN GRANTED EGYPT INDEPENDENCE BUT RETAINED CONTROL OF SUEZ CANAL, 1922
SVETLANA ALLILUYEVA (STALIN'S DAUGHTER), 1926
TOMMY TUNE, 1939
MARIO GABRIELLE ANDRETTI, 1940
BERNADETTE PETERS (BERNADETTE LAZZARRA), 1944
WATSON & CRICK ANNOUNCED DISCOVERY OF DNA DOUBLE-HELIX, 1953
RAE DAWN CHONG, 1962
1ST KILLER WHALE BORN IN CAPTIVITY, 1977
MR ED (BAMBOO HARVESTER) DIED, 1979
JOHN PAUL GETTY MUSEUM, MALIBU, CA, BECAME RICHEST MUSEUM IN WORLD DUE TO GETTY'S WILL, 1982
FINAL EPISODE OF "M*A*S*H*", 1983
U.S. BUREAU OF ALCOHOL, TOBACCO & FIREARMS RAID ON BRANCH DAVIDIAN COMPOUND, WACO, TX, 1993
1ST NATO MILITARY ACTION, BOSNIA, 1994
PAUL HARVEY DIED, 2009
POPE BENEDICT RESIGNED, 2013
SHROVE/FAT TUESDAY, 2017