American writer Langston Hughes born 1902.
By the Treaty of Guadalupe Hidalgo, Mexico gave New Mexico and California to the United States, February 2, 1848.
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.
Amendment 24 to the U.S. Constitution, banning poll tax, proclaimed, 1964.
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.
Nobel Prize-winning novelist Sinclair Lewis born February 7,1885.
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!
English essayist and critic Charles Lamb born February 10, 1775.
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.
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.
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.
Thomas A. Edison patented the phonograph, February 19, 1878.
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.
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.
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.
Napoleon escaped from island of Elba, 1815.
American frontiersman William Frederick Cody, better known as "Buffalo Bill," born 1846.
Facts from World Book MilleniumMonth: 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
3rd Week International Flirting Week
1 National Freedom Day
2 Ground Hog Day
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
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