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February 1, 1979
On February 1, 1979, the Ayatollah Khomeini returns to Iran in triumph after 15 years of exile. The shah and his family had fled the country two weeks before, and jubilant Iranian revolutionaries were eager to establish a fundamentalist Islamic government under Khomeini's leadership.
Feb/ 1: Events that occurred on this day:
1790 First session of the U.S. Supreme Court
1908 Portuguese king and heir assassinated
1898 First Auto Insurance Policy
1861 Texas secedes
1951 U.N. condemns PRC for aggression
1974 Serial killer Ted Bundy strikes again
1966 Hollywood gossip columnist Hedda Hopper dies
1814 "The Corsair" by Lord Byron is published
1885 Mormon president goes underground
1964 Operation Plan 34A commences
1809 The Battle Over the Embargo Act
1943 Japanese begin evacuation of Guadalcanal
February 2, 1943
On this day, the last German troops in the Soviet city of Stalingrad surrender to the Red Army, ending one of the pivotal battles of World War II.
Feb/ 2: Events that occurred on this day:
1971 Idi Amin takes power in Uganda
1980 ABSCAM operation revealed
1923 Leaded Gasoline Goes On Sale
1803 Albert Sidney Johnston born
1949 United States rejects proposal for conference with Stalin
1922 Murder in Hollywood: A tale of vice and vixens
1979 Sid Vicious dies
1882 James Joyce is born
1812 Russians establish Fort Ross
1962 First U.S. Air Force plane crashes in South Vietnam
1929 The Fed's Ban on Bank Loans
1942 Quisling becomes prime minister of puppet regime in Norway
Feb/ 2: LAST QUARTER MOON: The Last Quarter Moon, also called a Third Quarter Moon. Last Quarter moon occurs approximately one week after Full Moon and one week before the next New Moon. This moon happens when a line drawn from the Sun to the Earth is at 90 degrees from a line drawn from the Earth to the Moon, and the Moon is to the west of the Sun. Called a Quarter Moon because you are seeing half of the side facing Earth, which accounts for only one-fourth of the total surface of the Moon. more info....
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February 3, 1953
French oceanographer Jacques-Yves Cousteau publishes his most famous and lasting work, The Silent World.
Feb/ 3: Events that occurred on this day:
1924 Woodrow Wilson dies 1966 Lunik 9 soft-lands on lunar surface 1994 Clinton ends Vietnam trade embargo 1881 The New World 1865 Hampton Roads Conference 1950 Klaus Fuchs arrested for passing atomic bomb information to Soviets 1780 An early American mass murder changes common perceptions of crime 1959 Plane crash kills popular musicians 1820 Keats falls deathly ill 1889 Belle Starr murdered in Oklahoma 1955 Diem institutes limited agrarian reforms 1913 Income Tax Amendment Takes Effect 1944 U.S. troops capture the Marshall Islands
February 4, 1789
George Washington, the commander of the Continental Army during the Revolutionary War, is unanimously elected the first president of the United States by all 69 presidential electors who cast their votes. John Adams of Massachusetts, who received 34 votes, was elected vice president.
Feb/ 4: Events that occurred on this day:
1861 States meet to form Confederacy
1974 Patty Hearst kidnapped
1941 Seventy-Six Years Old
1861 Provisional Confederate Congress convenes
1945 Yalta Conference foreshadows the Cold War
1974 The Symbionese Liberation Army abducts Patty Hearst
1935 Paramount names Ernst Lubitsch production manager
1826 The Last of the Mohicans is published
1961 The Misfits released by United Artists
1962 First U.S. helicopter is shot down in Vietnam
1841 Bank of the U.S. Shuts Down
1945 The Yalta Conference commences
February 5, 1988
Two federal grand juries in Florida announce indictments of Panama military strongman General Manuel Antonio Noriega and 16 associates on drug smuggling and money laundering charges. Noriega, the de facto dictator of Panama since 1983, was charged with smuggling marijuana into the United States, laundering millions of U.S. dollars, and assisting Colombia's Medellin drug cartel in trafficking cocaine to America.
Feb/ 5: Events that occurred on this day:
1631 Roger Williams arrives in America
1917 Immigration act passed over Wilson's veto
1917 Mexican constitution proclaimed
1937 Roosevelt announces "court-packing" plan
1952 Don't Walk
1865 Battle of Dabney's Mill (Hatcher's Run)
1989 The last Soviet troops leave Kabul
1994 Medger Evers' killer is convicted
1919 Chaplin, Pickford, Fairbanks and Griffith launch United Artists
1928 Andrew Greeley is born
1883 Southern Pacific Railroad completes "Sunset Route"
1960 South Vietnam requests more support
1937 Chaplin vs. the Machine Age
1941 Hitler to Mussolini: Fight harder!
February 6, 1928
A woman calling herself Anastasia Tschaikovsky and claiming to be the youngest daughter of the murdered czar of Russia arrives in New York City. She held a press conference on the liner Berengaria, explaining she was here to have her jaw reset
Feb/ 6: Events that occurred on this day:
1778 Franco-American alliances signed
1820 Freed U.S. slaves depart on journey to Africa
1952 George VI dies
1985 Car Rental Pioneer Passes
1865 John Pegram killed
1985 The "Reagan Doctrine" is announced
1881 Plea bargaining gains favor in American courts
1926 Oliver Hardy signs contract with Hal Roach
1937 Of Mice and Men is published
1891 Dalton Gang commits its first train robbery
1966 Johnson meets with South Vietnamese Premier
1919 Shutdown in Seattle
1943 Mussolini fires his son-in-law
Feb/ 6: Ronald Reagan Day
Reagan, Ronald Wilson, 1911-2004, 40th president of the U.S. (1981-89), b. Tampico, Ill. A motion-picture actor, he appeared in 50 films including Knute Rockne-All-American (1940), The Hasty Heart (1950), and Bedtime for Bonzo (1951). He became interested in politics during his six terms as president of the Screen Actors Guild (1947-51, 1959). He was a liberal democrat and a supporter of Franklin Roosevelt's New Deal in the 1930s; later, he was among those Democrats who supported Dwight D. Eisenhower and Richard M. Nixon.
After joining the Republican party in 1962 he began to champion conservative causes and enthusiastically endorsed presidential candidate Barry Goldwater in 1964. In the California gubernatorial election of 1966 he defeated the incumbent, Edmund G. Pat Brown. As governor of California for two terms (1967-75), he cut state welfare and medical services and aid to public schools and higher education. He made unsuccessful bids for the 1968 and 1976 Republican presidential nominations, losing to Richard Nixon and Gerald Ford, respectively. Four years later he won the 1980 nomination and, with his running mate, George H. W. Bush, resoundingly defeated incumbent President Jimmy Carter.
February 7, 1964
Pan Am Yankee Clipper flight 101 from London Heathrow lands at New York's Kennedy Airport--and "Beatlemania" arrives. It was the first visit to the United States by the Beatles, a British rock-and-roll quartet that had just scored its first No. 1 U.S. hit six days before with "I Want to Hold Your Hand." At Kennedy, the "Fab Four"--dressed in mod suits and sporting their trademark pudding bowl haircuts--were greeted by 3,000 screaming fans who caused a near riot when the boys stepped off their plane and onto American soil.
Feb/ 7: Events that occurred on this day:
1904 The Great Baltimore Fire begins
1984 First human satellite
1992 European Union established
1999 King Hussein of Jordan dies
1942 The War Cause
1862 Confederates order reinforcements to Fort Donelson
1990 Soviet Communist Party gives up monopoly on political power
1968 No murder weapon, no clues...Forensic evidence solves a crime
1964 Beatlemania strikes Kennedy Airport
1898 Zola is brought to trial
1855 Cowboy celebrity Charles Siringo is born
1965 U.S. jets conduct retaliatory raids
1870 Supreme Court Irks President Grant
1979 The "Angel of Death" dies
Feb/ 8: Fat Tuesday (Mardi Gras)
Mardi Gras is a legal holiday in New Orleans. It is scheduled to occur 46 days before Easter. Since the actual date Easter occurs on changes yearly, Mardi Gras can happen on any Tuesday between February 3 and March 9. Mardi Gras, also know as Fat Tuesday, is a celebration held yearly on Shrove Tuesday. The date changes from year to year depending on the date of Easter. The custom was brought to the United States by the French. The French paraded a fat ox through Paris, and the name Fat Tuesday was created. The oldest Mardi Gras celebration in the United States belongs to Mobile, Alabama which first observed this holiday in 1703. However, the city most known for this celebration is New Orleans, Louisiana.

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February 8, 1915
D.W. Griffith's Birth of a Nation, a landmark film in the history of cinema, premieres at Clune's Auditorium in Los Angeles. The silent film was America's first feature-length motion picture and a box-office smash, and during its unprecedented three hours Griffith popularized countless filmmaking techniques that remain central to the art today.
Feb/ 8: Events that occurred on this day:
1587 Mary Queen of Scots beheaded
1725 Peter the Great dies
1904 The Russo-Japanese War begins
1924 First execution by lethal gasv1985 Jaguar's Founder Dies
1862 Battle of Roanoke Island
1949 Cardinal Mindszenty of Hungary sentenced
1692 Teenage girls are declared to be under the spell of a witch
1915 Birth of A Nation debuts
1911 Elizabeth Bishop is born
1887 Cleveland signs the Dawes Severalty Act
1962 MACV established
1895 U.S. Gold Supply Running Dry
1943 Britain's Indian Brigade begins guerrilla operations in Burma
Feb/ 8: NEW MOON: A New moon is when the Moon and Sun are more or less aligned, and you see the dark side of the moon. In this phase the Moon is between the Earth and the Sun and we can not see the Moon due to the glare of the sun. The “New Moon” is also called “No Moon“. more info....
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Feb/ 8: Franz Marc Born Feburuary 8, 1880
Pioneer in the birth of abstract art at the beginning of the twentieth-century.
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Feb/ 9: Ash Wednesday
Is the beginning of Lent for Western Christian churches. It occurs 46 days before Easter Sunday and originated sometime in 900 AD. Its official name is the Day of Ashes. It's a day of penitence to clean the soul before the Lent fast. Roman Catholic, Anglican, and some other churches hold special services at which worshippers are marked with ashes as a symbol of death, and sorrow for sin.
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February 9, 1900
The solid silver trophy known today as the Davis Cup is first put up for competition when American collegian Dwight Filley Davis challenges British tennis players to come across the Atlantic and compete against his Harvard team.
Feb/ 9: Events that occurred on this day:
1825 Presidential election decided in the House
1942 Normandie burns in New York
1950 McCarthy accuses State Department of communist infiltration
1909 The Founding Of The Brickyard
1864 George Custer married
1950 McCarthy says communists are in State Department
1960 Coors brewery heir is kidnapped
1981 Bill Haley dies
1944 Alice Walker is born
1864 Elizabeth Bacon marries George Custer
1965 U.S. sends first combat troops to South Vietnam
1922 Congress Tackles WWI Debt
1942 The Normandie catches fire
Feb/ 9: Chinese New Year
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Feb/ 10: Events that occurred on this day:
1793 The French and Indian War ends
1989 Brown elected chairman of the Democratic Party
1966 Consumers Awake!
1861 Davis learns he is president
1962 Soviets exchange American for captured Russian spy
1941 Killer captured through the use of trace fiber and chemical evidence
1992 Alex Haley dies
1862 Dante Rossetti finds his wife's body
1846 Mormons begin exodus to Utah
1965 Viet Cong blow up U.S. barracks
1997 CBS Goes Country
1942 Japanese sub bombards Midway
February 10, 1962
American spy pilot Francis Gary Powers is released by the Soviets in exchange for Soviet Colonel Rudolf Abel, a senior KGB spy who was caught in the United States five years earlier. The two men were brought to separate sides of the Glienicker Bridge, which connects East and West Berlin across Lake Wannsee. As the spies waited, negotiators talked in the center of the bridge where a white line divided East from West. Finally, Powers and Abel were waved forward and crossed the border into freedom at the same moment--8:52 a.m., Berlin time.
February 11, 1945
A week of intensive bargaining by the leaders of the three major Allied powers ends in Yalta, a Soviet resort town on the Black Sea. It was the second conference of the "Big Three" Allied leaders--U.S. President Franklin D. Roosevelt, British Prime Minister Winston Churchill, and Soviet Premier Joseph Stalin--and the war had progressed mightily since their last meeting, which had taken place in Tehran in late 1943.
Feb/ 11: Events that occurred on this day:
1858 Virgin Mary appears to St. Bernadette
1970 The world's fourth space power
1990 Mandela freed
1937 The Battle Of The Running Bulls
1861 Lincoln leaves Springfield
1956 Burgess and Maclean resurface
1937 The Baby-Faced Beast attacks a young girl
1960 Jack Paar walks off The Tonight Show
1778 Voltaire is welcomed home
1805 Sacagawea gives birth to Pompey
1962 Farm Gate aircraft crashes
1903 The Battle Against Big Business
1942 The "Channel Dash"
February 12, 1999
The five-week impeachment trial of Bill Clinton comes to an end, with the Senate voting to acquit the president on both articles of impeachment: perjury and obstruction of justice.
Feb/ 12: Events that occurred on this day:
1793 Congress enacts first fugitive slave law
1865 Garnet preaches to House on slavery and Civil War
1912 Last emperor of China abdicates
1986 Scharansky released
1953 Willys-Overland's 50th Anniversary
1828 Robert Ransom is born
1988 Russian ships bump U.S. destroyer and cruiser
1976 Actor Sal Mineo is killed in Hollywood
1924 Rhapsody in Blue first performed
1567 Thomas Campion is born
1915 Lorne Greene is born
1972 Cambodians launch attack to retake Angkor Wat
1880 Birth of a Labor Leader
1941 Rommel in Africa
Feb/ 12: Abraham Lincoln's Birthday
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February 13, 1945
On the evening of February 13, 1945, the most controversial episode in the Allied air war against Germany begins as hundreds of British bombers loaded with incendiaries and high-explosive bombs descend on Dresden, a historic city located in eastern Germany. Dresden was neither a war production city nor a major industrial center, and before the massive air raid of February 1945 it had not suffered a major Allied attack. By February 15, the city was a smoldering ruin and an unknown number of civilians--somewhere between 35,000 and 135,000--were dead.
Feb/ 13: Events that occurred on this day:
1689 William and Mary proclaimed
1861 First Medal of Honor action
1958 T-Bird Gets More Sitting Room
1831 John Rawlins born
1984 Chernenko becomes general secretary
1982 A Serial Killer Strikes in Colorado
1949 Jack Webb's first radio crime drama airs
1991 Long-lost Twain manuscript authenticated
1822 Ashley advertises for western fur trappers
1965 Johnson approves Operation Rolling Thunder
1990 Drexel Files for Bankruptcy
1945 Firebombing of Dresden
February 14, 1929
In Chicago, gunmen in the suspected employment of organized-crime boss Al Capone murder seven members of the George "Bugs" Moran North Siders gang in a garage on North Clark Street. The so-called St. Valentine's Day Massacre stirred a media storm centered on Capone and his illegal Prohibition-era activities and motivated federal authorities to redouble their efforts to find evidence incriminating enough to take him off the streets.
Feb/ 14: Events that occurred on this day:
1779 Captain Cook killed in Hawaii
1929 Bloody Valentine
1864 Sherman enters Meridian, Mississippi
1989 Sandinistas agree to free elections
1929 The St. Valentine's Day Massacre
1927 Alfred Hitchcock's The Lodger opens
1842 The Boz Ball celebrates Dickens
1886 First trainload of oranges leaves Los Angeles
1962 Kennedy authorizes U.S. advisors to fire in self-defense
1903 Dept. of Commerce and Labor Established
1943 Battle of the Kasserine Pass
Feb/ 14: Chiron reached perihelion:
February 14, 1996
The enigmatic object Chiron reached perihelion inside the orbit of Saturn and on April 1 will reach perihelion opposition, its closest approach to Earth.
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February 15, 1942
In one of the greatest defeats in British military history, Britain's supposedly impregnable Singapore fortress surrenders to Japanese forces after a weeklong siege. More than 60,000 British, Australian, and Indian soldiers were taken prisoner, joining 70,000 other Allied soldiers captured during Britain's disastrous defense of the Malay Peninsula.
Feb/ 15: Events that occurred on this day:
1898 The Maine explodes
1965 Canada adopts maple leaf flag
1902 Olds Ads
1835 Alexander Stewart Webb born
1950 USSR and PRC sign mutual defense treaty
1933 The death penalty-then and now
1932 Burns and Allen radio debut
1980 Lillian Hellman sues Mary McCarthy
1812 Wilson Hunt arrives at Astoria, Oregon
1970 Chicago Eight defense attorneys sentenced
1812 The King of Diamonds
1942 Singapore falls to Japan
Feb/ 15: Galileo Galilei Was Born:
Galileo Galilei was born on February 15, 1564 in Pisa, Italy. Galileo pioneered "experimental scientific method," and was the first to use a refracting telescope to make important astronomical discoveries. More information about Galileo Galilei
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February 16, 1959
Fidel Castro is sworn in as prime minister of Cuba after leading a guerrilla campaign that forced right-wing dictator Fulgencio Batista into exile. Castro, who became commander in chief of Cuba's armed forces after Batista was ousted on January 1, replaced the more moderate Miro Cardona as head of the country's new provisional government.
Feb/ 16: Events that occurred on this day:
1804 First Barbary War - The most daring act of the age
1852 The Studebaker Story
1862 Capture of Fort Donelson
1951 Joseph Stalin attacks the United Nations
1894 John Wesley Hardin is pardoned
1979 Saturday Night Fever wins Grammy
1944 Pulitzer Prize winner Richard Ford is born
1878 Silver dollars made legal
1968 Tet Offensive results in many new refugees
1938 The Agricultural Adjustment Act, Part II
1945 Bataan recaptured
A First Quarter Moon happens about a week after a New Moon and also a week before a Full Moon. The moon will rise around midday and set around midnight. The First Quarter Moon appears as a half-circle and can be found in the southern skies. Continued
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Feb/ 16: Heritage Day (Canada)
Heritage Day is an opportunity to celebrate the architectural heritage and historic places of Canada. More Information
February 17, 1801
After one tie vote in the Electoral College and 35 indecisive ballot votes in the House of Representatives, Vice President Thomas Jefferson is elected the third president of the United States over his running mate, Aaron Burr. The confusing election, which ended just 15 days before a new president was to be inaugurated, exposed major problems in the presidential electoral process set forth by the framers of the U.S. Constitution.
Feb/ 17: Events that occurred on this day:
1979 China invades Vietnam
1972 VW Bug Sets Record
1865 Sherman sacks Columbia, South Carolina
1947 Voice of America begins broadcasts to Russia
1906 The first "Trial of the Century"
1982 Lee Strasberg dies
1986 The Accidental Tourist wins the National Book Critics Circle Award
1820 Senate passes Missouri Compromise
1966 Taylor testifies on Operation Rolling Thunder
1997 CompuServe Chief Throws in the Towel
1944 U.S. troops land on Eniwetok atoll
Feb/ 18: Events that occurred on this day:
1856 Know-Nothings convene in Philadelphia
1930 Ninth planet discovered
1967 J. Robert Oppenheimer dies
1898 Birth Of A Legend
1827 Lewis Armistead born
1964 United States punishes nations for trading with Cuba
1981 The Hitler diaries hoax unfolds
1929 First Academy Awards announced
1931 Toni Morrison's birthday
1878 Murder ignites Lincoln County War
1965 United States warns of forthcoming bombing operations
1873 Oakes Ames and the Credit Mobilier Scandal
1943 Nazis arrest White Rose resistance leaders
February 18, 1948
After 16 years as head of independent Ireland, Eamon de Valera steps down as the taoiseach, or Irish prime minister, after his Fianna Fıil Party fails to win a majority in the Dıil ıireann (the Irish assembly). As a result of the general election, the Fianna Fıil won 68 of the 147 seats in the Dıil, and de Valera resigned rather than lead a coalition government. In his place, John A. Costello, leader of the Fine Gael Party, joins with several smaller groups to achieve a majority and becomes Irish prime minister.
February 19, 1473
Nicolaus Copernicus is born in Torun, a city in north-central Poland on the Vistula River. The father of modern astronomy, he was the first modern European scientist to propose that Earth and other planets revolve around the sun.
Feb/ 19: Events that occurred on this day:
1807 Aaron Burr arrested for treason
1942 Roosevelt signs Executive Order 9066
1954 T-Bird Hatches
1821 Francis Preston Blair, Jr., born
1981 United States calls situation in El Salvador a communist plot
1851 Angry San Francisco vigilantes take the law into their own hands
1977 Stevie Wonder wins Grammy
1952 Amy Tan's birthday
1847 Rescuers reach Donner Party
1965 South Vietnamese coup unsuccessful
1997 Detroitıs Newspaper Strike
1945 Marines invade Iwo Jima
February 20, 1962
From Cape Canaveral, Florida, John Hershel Glenn Jr. is successfully launched into space aboard the Friendship 7 spacecraft on the first orbital flight by an American astronaut.
Feb/ 20: Events that occurred on this day:
1725 American colonists practice scalping
1993 From Farm To Fame
1864 Battle of Olustee
1976 SEATO disbands
1974 The Atlanta Constitution editor is kidnapped
1972 Walter Winchell dies
1950 Dylan Thomas arrives in New York
1902 Ansel Adams is born
1968 Hearings begin on American policy in Vietnam
1893 The Philadelphia and Reading Rail Blues
1942 Pilot O'Hare becomes first American WWII flying ace
February 21, 1848
The Communist Manifesto, written by Karl Marx with the assistance of Friedrich Engels, is published in London by a group of German-born revolutionary socialists known as the Communist League. The political pamphlet--arguably the most influential in history--proclaimed that "the history of all hitherto existing society is the history of class struggles" and that the inevitable victory of the proletariat, or working class, would put an end to class society forever.
Feb/ 21: Events that occurred on this day:
1885 Washington Monument dedicated
1965 Malcolm X assassinated
1972 Nixon in China
1948 NASCAR, Inc.
1862 Battle of Val Verde
1972 Nixon arrives in China for talks
1965 Malcolm X is assassinated
1926 Garbo's first U.S. film opens
1927 Erma Bombeck is born
1828 Cherokee receive their first printing press
1970 Kissinger begins secret negotiations with North Vietnamese
1946 OES and the Fight Against Inflation
1944 Tojo makes himself "military czar"
February 22, 1980
In one of the most dramatic upsets in Olympic history, the underdog U.S. hockey team, made up of collegians and second-rate professional players, defeats the defending champion Soviet team at the XIII Olympic Winter Games in Lake Placid, New York. The Soviet squad, previously regarded as the finest in the world, fell to the youthful American team 4-3 before a frenzied crowd of 10,000 spectators. Two days later, the Americans defeated Finland 4-2 to clinch the hockey gold.
Feb/ 22: Events that occurred on this day:
1819 The U.S. acquires Spanish Florida
1847 Battle of Buena Vista begins
1967 Suharto takes full power in Indonesia
923 The 1,000,000th Chevy was produced on this day
1864 Battle of West Point, Mississippi
1946 George Kennan sends "long telegram" to State Department
1994 Double agent Aldrich Ames is arrested
1950 Disney's Cinderella opens
1892 Edna St. Vincent Millay is born
1918 Montana passes law against sedition
1965 Westmoreland asks for Marines
1879 Nothing Over Five Cents
1942 President Roosevelt to MacArthur: Get out of the Philippines
Feb/ 22: George Washington's Birthday
George Washington was born on February 22, 1732. When he was born, America was not a country yet. The original version of the holiday was in commemoration of George Washington's birthday in 1796 (the last full year of his presidency). Washington, according to the calendar that has been used since at least the mid-18th century, was born on February 22, 1732. According to the old style calendar in use back then, however, he was born on February 11.
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Feb/ 22: Presidents' Day
Presidents' Day (also know as Washington's Day)is celebrated in February to honor two of our greatest presidents, Abraham Lincoln and George Washington. The holiday is celebrated in the United States on the third Monday in February.
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February 23, 1945
During the bloody Battle for Iwo Jima, U.S. Marines from the 3rd Platoon, E Company, 2nd Battalion, 28th Division take the crest of Mount Suribachi, the island's highest peak and most strategic position, and raise the U.S. flag. Marine photographer Louis Lowery was with them and recorded the event.
Feb/ 23: Events that occurred on this day:
1981 Spanish rebels storm Parliament
1958 A Kidnapping In Cuba
1861 Lincoln arrives in Washington
1955 First council meeting of SEATO
1885 A remarkable reprieve for a man sent to the gallows
1997 First movie shown on TV without interruption
1868 W.E.B. DuBois is born
1940 Guthrie writes "This Land is Your Land"
1971 South Vietnamese advance stalls
1743 Birth of a Banking Dynasty
1945 Marines raise the flag on Mt. Suribachi
February 24, 1968
The Tet Offensive ends as U.S. and South Vietnamese troops recapture the ancient capital of Huy from communist forces. Although scattered fighting continued across South Vietnam for another week, the battle for Huy was the last major engagement of the offensive, which saw communist attacks on all of South Vietnam's major cities. In the aftermath of Tet, public opinion in the United States decisively turned against the Vietnam War.
Feb/ 24: Events that occurred on this day:
1868 President Andrew Johnson impeached
1917 Zimmermann Note presented to U.S. ambassador
1946 Peron elected in Argentina
1988 Supreme Court defends right to satirize public figures
1991 Gulf War ground offensive begins
1909 Hudson Motor Incorporated
1864 Battle of Dalton, Georgia, begins
1982 Reagan announces Caribbean Basin Initiative
1981 Harris is convicted of murdering "The Scarsdale Diet" doctor
1927 Fox demonstrates Movietone sound
1786 Wilhelm Grimm is born
1836 Travis sends for help at the Alamo
1968 Hue recaptured
1869 Morrill's Tariff of 1869
1944 "Merrill's Marauders" hit Burma
Feb/ 24: FULL MOON: A Full Moon is opposite the Sun, which means that the moon rises around sunset and sets at around sunrise. It occurs two weeks after New Moon, a week after First Quarter Moon, and a week before Last Quarter Moon. If you use the same reasoning as we do with "quarter" Moons, you would call this the "Half Moon," since we see only half the surface of the Moon.
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February 25, 1964
22-year-old Cassius Clay shocks the odds-makers by dethroning world heavyweight boxing champ Sonny Liston in a seventh-round technical knockout. The dreaded Liston, who had twice demolished former champ Floyd Patterson in one round, was an 8-to-1 favorite. However, Clay predicted victory, boasting that he would "float like a butterfly, sting like a bee" and knock out Liston in the eighth round. The fleet-footed and loquacious youngster needed less time to make good on his claim--Liston, complaining of an injured shoulder, failed to answer the seventh-round bell. A few moments later, a new heavyweight champion was proclaimed.
Feb/ 25: Events that occurred on this day:
1870 African American congressman sworn in
1986 Marcos flees the Philippines
1938 Miami Drive-in Debuts
1862 Legal Tender Act Passed
1948 Communists take power in Czechoslovakia
1949 Actor Robert Mitchum is released after serving time for marijuana possession
1928 First TV license
1956 Sylvia Plath and Ted Hughes meet
1848 Railroad baron Edward Harriman is born
1971 Congress moves to block widening of the war
1913 Dawn of the Income Tax
1890 Molotov is born
February 26, 1935
Nazi leader Adolf Hitler signs a secret decree authorizing the founding of the Reich Luftwaffe as a third German military service to join the Reich army and navy. In the same decree, Hitler appointed Hermann Goering, a German air hero from World War I and high-ranking Nazi, as commander in chief of the new German air force.
Feb/ 26: Events that occurred on this day:
1949 Lucky Lady II begins nonstop global flight
1984 Last U.S. Marines leave Beirut
1993 World Trade Center bombed
1903 Winton's Bullet
1862 In camp with Elisha Hunt Rhodes
1990 Sandinistas are defeated in Nicaraguan elections
1993 The World Trade Center explodes
1957 Last episode of Dragnet radio series
1564 Christopher Marlowe is baptized
1929 Grand Teton National Park is established
1968 Mass graves discovered in Hue
1885 Congress Flip-flops on Contract Labor
1945 Corregidor's last gasp
February 27, 1964
The Italian government announces that it is accepting suggestions on how to save the renowned Leaning Tower of Pisa from collapse. The top of the 180-foot tower was hanging 17 feet south of the base, and studies showed that the tilt was increasing by a fraction every year. Experts warned that the medieval building--one of Italy's top tourist attractions--was in serious danger of toppling in an earthquake or storm. Proposals to save the Leaning Tower arrived in Pisa from all over the world, but it was not until 1999 that successful restorative work began.
Feb/ 27: Events that occurred on this day:
1897 Britain recognizes U.S. authority over Western Hemisphere
1922 Supreme Court defends women's voting rights
1973 AIM occupation of Wounded Knee begins
1914 Clash Of The Titans
1864 Federal prisoners begin arriving at Andersonville
1972 "Shanghai Communiquı" issued
1991 Video re-creates the crime
1936 Shirley Temple receives $50,000 a film
1915 The Valley of Fear is published
1973 AIM takes Wounded Knee
1962 Diem survives coup attempt
1932 Glass-Steagall to the Rescue
1942 U.S. aircraft carrier Langley is sunk
February 28, 1982
The J. Paul Getty Museum becomes the most richly endowed museum on earth when it receives a $1.2 billion bequest left to it by the late J. Paul Getty. The American oil billionaire died in 1976, but legal wrangling over his fortune by his children and ex-wives kept his will in probate until 1982.
Feb/ 28: Events that occurred on this day:
1993 ATF raids Branch Davidian compound
1994 First NATO Military Action
1903 Ford Hires Dodge
1864 Kilpatrick-Dahlgren raid begins
1987 Gorbachev calls for nuclear weapons treaty
1993 Federal agents raid the Branch Davidian compound in Waco, Texas
1992 Star Trek exhibit opens
1894 Ben Hecht is born
1861 Congress creates Colorado Territory
1968 Wheeler says Westmoreland will need more troops
1878 Silver on the Rise
1944 Test pilot Reitsch pitches suicide squad to Hitler

February 2005