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Feb 2015
1

Oxford English Dictionary Published (1884)

First Computer Announced (1946)

Columbia Space Shuttle Destroyed (2003)

2

Candlemas Day

World Wetlands Day

Ulysses Published (1922)

3

Dr. Elizabeth Blackwell Born (1821)

4

Sri Lanka's National Day

World Cancer Day

George Washington First President of U.S.A. (1789)

Yalta Conference Convened (1945)

5

Prime Minister Sir Robert Peel Born (1788)

War Sweet Rationing Ended (1953)

6

National Doodle Day

UNICEF Day for Change

Queen Elizabeth II Crowned (1952)

7

Novelist Charles Dickens Born (1812)

The Maastricht Treaty Signed (1992)

Ellen MacArthur Set Solo World Sailing Record (2005)

8

Mary Queen of Scots Beheaded (1587)

Author Jules Verne Born (1828)

9

Lithuania Voted for Independence from Soviet Union (1991)

10

Safer Internet Day

Treaty of Paris Signed Ending French and Indian War (1763)

11

Inventor Thomas Edison Born (1847)

Yalta Agreement Signed (1945)

Margaret Thatcher First Woman to Head a British Political Party (1975)

Nelson Mandela Freed from Prison (1990)

12

Red Hand Day

Naturalist Charles Darwin Born (1809)

First Jewish Refugee Children from Nazi Germany Arrived in Britain (1938)

13

Queen of England Catherine Howard Executed (1542)

Strauss's Blue Danube Premiered (1867)

France Exploded Atomic Bomb (1960)

14

Valentine's Day

Gold Heart Day

15

Astronomer Galileo Galilei Born (1564)

Britain Started Using Decimal Coinage (1971)

16

Battle of Verdun Began (1916)

Kyoto Protocol to Control Climate Change Became Law (2005)

17

Shrove Tuesday (Pancake Day)

Madame Butterfly Premiered (1904)

Last Classic VW Beetle Assembled (1972)

18

Ash Wednesday

Pluto Discovered (1930)

19

Chinese New Year

Astronomer Nicolaus Copernicus Born (1473)

Phonograph Patented (1878)

Cyprus Granted Independence (1959)

20

Batman & Robin" Comic Debuted (1944)

Mir Space Station Launched (1986)

21

International Mother Language Day

One Bin Day

Feb. 21-Mar.1

Jewish Book Week

22

World Thinking Day

Robert II Crowned (1371)

23

Naval Administrator Samuel Pepys Born (1632)

24

Author Wilhelm Carl Grimm Born (1786)

First Uranus "Flyby (1986)

25

Brit Awards

Pope Pius V Excommunicated Queen Elizabeth I (1570)

26

Bank of England Issued 1st £1-note (1797)

Novelist Victor Hugo Born (1802)

Radar First Demonstrated (1935)

27

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

Poet Henry Wadsworth Longfellow Born (1807)

28

British Troops Left India (1948)

DNA Discovered (1953)

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