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February 2016 Educators' Calendar

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Feb 2015
1

Founder of the NHL Born (1895)

RCMP Founded (1920)

2

Groundhog Day

World Wetlands Day

Novelist James Joyce's Birthday (1882)

Clara Brett Martin Becomes First Female Lawyer in British Empire (1897)

3

Printer Johannes Gutenberg Died (1468)

Parliament Buildings Burned Down (1916)

4

World Cancer Day

First U.S. Presidential Election (1789)

The "Black" Donnellys Massacred (1880)

5

National Weatherperson's Day

Hockey Icon Don Cherry's Birthday (1934)

Sir William Stephenson Given Order of Canada (1980)

6

Anthropologist Mary Leakey's Birthday (1913)

Dog Sled Racing Presented as Olympic Sport (1932)

Queen Elizabeth II Ascended to Throne (1952)

Construction Started on CN Tower (1973)

7

Author Charles Dickens's Birthday (1812)

8

Author Jules Verne's Birthday (1828)

Flying Ace "Billy" Bishop's Birthday (1894)

Russo-Japanese War Began (1904)

9

Toothache Day

Hershey's® Chocolate Founded (1894)

"Stompin' Tom" Connors Birthday (1936)

10

Umbrella Day

France Gave Up Canada (1763)

Act of Union Proclaimed (1841)

11

Inventor Thomas Edison's Birthday (1847)

British North America Act Presented to Queen Victoria (1867)

First Canada Winter Games (1967)

Nelson Mandela Freed (1990)

12

National Sexual and Reproductive Health Awareness Day

Red Hand Day

Naturalist Charles Darwin's Birthday (1809)

Actor Lorne Greene's Birthday (1915)

13

First Secret Ballot Vote in Canada (1759)

First Prince Valiant Comic Strip (1937)

14

Valentine's Day

Read to Your Child Day

Canada Became Province of France (1663)

15

National Flag of Canada Day

Scientist Galileo Galilei's Birthday (1564)

16

Family Day (AB, ON, SK)

National Heritage Day

King Tutankhamen's Tomb Opened (1923)

Canadians Granted Canadian Citizenship (1947)

17

Maha Shivratri

Humane Society Founded (1869)

Last Classic VW Beetle Assembled (1972)

18

Lincoln Alexander Day (ON)

The Adventures of Huckleberry Finn Published (1885)

Pluto Discovered (1930)

19

Chinese New Year

Astronomer Nicolaus Copernicus's Birthday (1473)

Phonograph Patented (1878)

First Women's Institute Founded (1897)

New "Toonie" Unveiled (1996)

20

Seaman Joshua Slocum's Birthday (1844)

Diplomat Vincent Massey's Birthday (1887)

"Batman & Robin" Comic Debuted (1944)

21

International Mother Language Day

Peace Symbol Completed (1958)

Aviator Steve Fossett Landed in Saskatchewan (1995)

22

International World Thinking Day

First Canadian Postmaster General Appointed (1851)

23

National Aviation Day

Astronaut Marc Garneau's Birthday (1949)

First Juno Awards (1970)

24

Author Wilhelm Carl Grimm's Birthday (1786)

First Uranus "Flyby" (1986)

25

Upper Canada Lt.-Gov. John Graves Simcoe's Birthday (1752)

Fire Destroyed New Brunswick Parliament (1880)

26

Tell a Fairy Tale Day

Author Victor Hugo's Birthday (1802)

Toronto Anti-Slavery Society Founded (1851)

Dr. John Harvey Kellogg's Birthday (1852)

27

Polar Bear Day

15th Recorded Passage of Halley's Comet (837)

Dr. Charles Best's Birthday (1899)

Author John Steinbeck's Birthday (1902)

28

Floral Design Day

Webster's Discovered "Dord" (1939)

DNA Discovered (1953)

Computer Core Memory Patented (1956)


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