Monday, February 27, 2012

Happy Tuesday-What month is February




  • Supreme Court of the United States met for the first time, February 1, 1790.Louis S. St. Laurent, second French-Canadian prime minister of Canada, born 1882.
    American writer
    Langston Hughes born 1902.
  • Ground-Hog Day. February 2
    By the
    Treaty of Guadalupe Hidalgo, Mexico gave New Mexico and California to the United States, February 2, 1848.
  • so California is actually a Mexican word??? No wonder there are a lot of Mexican restaurants in CA;))

  • James Joyce, Irish novelist and poet, born 1882.
    Violinist
    Jascha Heifetz born 1901.
    The last German troops surrendered in the Stalingrad pocket, completing the Soviet Union's victory at Stalingrad, during World War II, 1943.
  • German composer Felix Mendelssohn born February 3, 1809.Horace Greeley, American publisher, born 1811.
  • Confederate States of America organized by a temporary committee that met at Montgomery, Ala., February 4,1861.Philippine Rebellion against the United States began, 1899.Charles A. Lindbergh, American aviator, born 1902.Yalta Conference began, 1945.
    Amendment 24 to the U.S. Constitution, banning poll tax, proclaimed, 1964.
  • Evangelist Dwight L. Moody born February 5, 1837.
  • Aaron Burr, American political leader, born February 6, 1756.
    Massachusetts ratified the Constitution, 1788.
    Home run king
    "Babe" Ruth born February 6, 1895.
    The United States Senate ratified the peace treaty ending the
    Spanish-American War, February 6, 1899.Ronald Reagan, 40th President of the United States, born in Tampico, Ill., February 6, 1911.
    Princess Elizabeth became
    Queen Elizabeth II of Great Britain, February 6, 1952.
    Amendment 20 to the United States Constitution, moving Inauguration Day to January 20, proclaimed, February 6, 1933.
  • British novelist Charles Dickens born February 7, 1812.
    GREAT EXPECTATIONS, Novel by Dickens

    Nobel Prize-winning novelist Sinclair Lewis born February 7,1885.
  • Mary, Queen of Scots, executed, February 8, 1587.College of William and Mary, second oldest college in the United States, chartered, 1693.John Ruskin, English essayist and critic, born 1819.William T. Sherman, Union Army general in the Civil War, born 1820.Jules Verne, French novelist, born 1828.Russo-Japanese War began, 1904.Boy Scouts of America incorporated, 1910.

  • Wow, so Boy Scouts of American actually has over 100 years of history!!! Better than most of American's companies;)) and no bankcrupcy records;) Probably the best Non-profit org!

  • William Henry Harrison, ninth President of the United States, born in Charles City County, Virginia, February 9, 1773.
  • France surrendered Canada to Great Britain by the Treaty of Paris, February 10, 1763.
    English essayist and critic
    Charles Lamb born February 10, 1775.
  • Thomas A. Edison, American inventor, born February 11, 1847.
  • Thaddeus Kosciuszko, Polish patriot, born February 12, 1746.Abraham Lincoln, 16th President of the United States, born near present-day Hodgenville, Ky., February 12, 1809.Charles Darwin, British naturalist, born February 12, 1809.John L. Lewis, American labor leader, born February 12, 1880.
  • Talleyrand, French statesman, born February 13, 1754.Grant Wood, American painter, born February 13, 1891.
  • Valentine's Day. February 14.
    Oregon became the 33rd state to join the Union, February 14, 1859.
    John Barrymore, American actor, born February 14, 1882.
    Arizona became the 48th state, February 14,1912.
  • Galileo, Italian astronomer and physicist, born February 15, 1564.
    Inventor
    Cyrus McCormick born February 15, 1809.Susan B. Anthony, American woman suffrage leader, born February 15, 1820.Elihu Root, U.S. statesman and lawyer, born February 15, 1845.
  • Henry Adams, American historian, born February 16, 1838.
  • Thomas Robert Malthus, British economist, born February 17, 1766.
  • Mary I, first reigning queen of England, born February 18, 1516.
    John Bunyan's Pilgrim's Progress was licensed for publication, 1678.
    Jefferson Davis took the oath as provisional President of the Confederate States of America, 1861.Wendell Willkie, American political leader, born 1892.
    San Francisco's Golden Gate International Exposition opened, 1939.
  • Polish astronomer Nicolaus Copernicus born February 19, 1473.David Garrick, English actor, born February 19, 1717.
    Thomas A. Edison patented the phonograph, February 19, 1878.
  • Astronaut John H. Glenn, Jr., became first American to orbit the earth, February 20, 1962.
  • Richard M. Nixon became first U.S. President to visit China, February 21, 1972.
  • George Washington, first U.S. President, born in Westmoreland County, Va., February 22, 1732.
    German philosopher
    Arthur Schopenhauer born February 22, 1788.James Russell Lowell, American poet, born February 22, 1819.
    The United States acquired the Florida territory from Spain, February 22, 1819.
  • Samuel Pepys, English diarist, born February 23, 1633.
    English composer
    George Frideric Handel born February 23, 1685.W. E. B. Du Bois, American civil rights leader, historian, and sociologist, born February 23, 1868.
    Amendment 25 to the U.S. Constitution, on presidential succession, proclaimed, February 23, 1967.
  • Winslow Homer, American painter, born February 24, 1836.
  • Jose de San Martin, liberator of Argentina, Chile, and Peru, born February 25, 1778.Enrico Caruso, Italian singer, born 1873.
    Amendment 16 to the Constitution, authorizing the income tax, proclaimed, 1913.
    President Ferdinand Marcos of the Philippines resigned from office and fled the country, 1986.
  • Victor Hugo, French poet and novelist, born February 26, 1802.
    Napoleon escaped from island of Elba, 1815.
    American frontiersman
    William Frederick Cody, better known as "Buffalo Bill," born 1846.
  • Henry Wadsworth Longfellow, American poet, born February 27, 1807.Marian Anderson, American singer, born February 27, 1897.
  • American author Ben Hecht, born February 28, 1894.Vincent Massey took the oath as the first Canadian-born governor general of Canada, February 28,1952.
  • Marquis de Montcalm, French commander in Quebec, born February 29, 1712.Gioacchino Antonio Rossini, Italian composer, born February 29, 1792.



  • Month: February
      American Heart Month
    • An Affair to Remember Month
    • Black History Month
    • Canned Food Month
    • Creative Romance Month
    • Great American Pie Month
    • National Cherry Month
    • National Children’s Dental Health Month
    • National Grapefruit Month
    • National Weddings Month

    Weekly Celebrations:
    3rd Week International Flirting Week

    Each Day:
    1 National Freedom Day
    2 Ground Hog Day
    2 Candlemas
    3 The Day the Music Died - Buddy Holly, Richie Valens and the Big Bopper died in a plane crash in 1959.
    4 Create a Vacuum Day
    4 Thank a Mailman Day
    5 National Weatherman's Day
    6 Lame Duck Day
    7 Wave All you Fingers at Your Neighbor Day
    7 Send a Card to a Friend Day - obviously created by a card company
    7 Winter Olympics - Not until 2014
    8 Boy Scout Day - celebrates the birthday of scouting
    8 Kite Flying Day - in the middle of winter!?!
    9 Toothache Day
    10 Umbrella Day
    11 Don't Cry over Spilled Milk Day
    11 Make a Friend Day
    11 White T-Shirt Day
    12 Abraham Lincoln's Birthday
    12 Plum Pudding Day
    13 Clean out Your Computer Day - second Monday of Month
    13 Get a Different Name Day
    14 Ferris Wheel Day
    14 National Organ Donor Day
    14 Valentine's Day
    15 Candlemas - on the Julian Calendar
    15 National Gum Drop Day
    15 Singles Awareness Day
    16 Do a Grouch a Favor Day
    17 Random Acts of Kindness Day
    18 National Battery Day
    19 National Chocolate Mint Day
    20 Cherry Pie Day
    20 Hoodie Hoo Day
    20 Love Your Pet Day
    20 President's Day - third Monday of month
    21 Card Reading Day
    22 George Washington's Birthday
    22 Be Humble Day
    22 Walking the Dog Day
    22 International World Thinking Day
    23 International Dog Biscuit Appreciation Day
    23 Tennis Day
    24 National Tortilla Chip Day
    25 Pistol Patent Day
    26 Carnival Day
    26 National Pistachio Day - it's a nutty day!
    26 Tell a Fairy Tale Day
    27 Polar Bear Day
    27 No Brainer Day - this day is for me!
    28 Floral Design Day
    28 Public Sleeping Day
    28 National Tooth Fairy Day - and/or August 22
    29 Leap Day - 2012, once every four years

    info from Holiday Insights

    Photo via Yen Baet
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