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Featured Collections: February

On this day... February

 

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February 1

772 Adrian I begins his reign as Catholic Pope

February 2

1653 New Amsterdam becomes a city (later renamed New York)

February 4

1866 Mary Baker Eddy cures her injuries by opening a bible

February 5

1963 Soviet lunar probe failure

February 6

1952 Queen Elizabeth II succeeds King George VI to the British throne and proclaimed Queen of the United Kingdom and the other Commonwealth realms including Canada, Australia and New Zealand

February 7

1973 US Senate creates Select Committee on Presidential Campaign Activities

February 8

1948 5th Winter Olympic games close at St Moritz, Switzerland

February 9

1861 Tennessee votes against secession (US Civil War)

February 10

1870 YWCA (Young Women's Christian Association) forms (NYC)

February 11

1970 Japan becomes 4th nation to put a satellite (Osumi) in orbit

February 12

1912 China adopts Gregorian calendar

February 13

1925 US Congress makes Supreme Court appeal more difficult

February 14

1949 1st session of Knesset (Jerusalem Israel)

February 15

1972 Sound recordings are granted U.S. federal copyright protection for the first time.

February 16

1840 American Charles Wilkes discovers Shackleton Ice Shelf, Antarctica

February 17

1973 US National Security Adviser Henry Kissinger meets Chinese leader Mao Zedong, where the latter jokingly offers to send 10 million Chinese women to the United States

February 18

1979 Snow falls in Sahara Desert

February 19

1985 Canned & bottled Cherry Coke introduced by Coca-Cola

February 20

1809 US Supreme Court rules federal government power greater than any state

February 21

1946 Anti-British demonstrations in Egypt

February 22

1989 UK physicist Stephen Hawking calls Star Wars a "deliberate fraud"

February 23

1954 1st mass inoculation against polio with Salk vaccine (Pittsburgh)

February 24

1857 1st perforated US postage stamps delivered to government

February 25

1793 1st US cabinet meeting, held at George Washington's home

February 26

1863 Abraham Lincoln signs National Currency Act, establishes single national US currency

January 27

1883 Oscar Hammerstein patents 1st cigar-rolling machine

February 28

1826 M Biela, an Austrian officer, discovers Biela's Comet

February 29 (leap year)

1940 12th Academy Awards: "Gone with the Wind" wins eight Oscars