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February 2016 Educators' Calendar

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Feb 2016

 
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" Murdered (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

Chinese New Year

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 Relinquished Canada in Treaty of Paris (1763)

Act of Union Proclaimed (1841)

11

International Day of Women and Girls in Science

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

Family Day (AB, ON, SK)

National Flag of Canada Day

National Heritage Day

Scientist Galileo Galilei's Birthday (1564)

16

King Tutankhamen's Tomb Opened (1923)

Canadians Granted Canadian Citizenship (1947)

17

Humane Society Founded (1869)

Last Classic VW Beetle Assembled (1972)

18

The Adventures of Huckleberry Finn Published (1885)

Pluto Discovered (1930)

19

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

Lincoln Alexander Day (ON)

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

World Read Aloud Day

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

Maha Shivratri

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 Ghost Word "Dord" (1939)

DNA Discovered (1953)

Computer Core Memory Patented (1956)

29

Leap Day

 

 

 

 

 


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