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February 2016 Educators' Calendar

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Feb 2016

 
1

National Freedom Day

Robinson Crusoe Day

Columbia Space Shuttle Disaster (2003)

2

Groundhog Day

World Wetlands Day

Mexican-American War Ended (1848)

3

Girls & Women in Sports Day

15th Amendment Signed (1868)

4

World Cancer Day

First U.S. Presidential Election (1789)

Confederacy Formed (1861)

Activist Rosa Parks's Birthday (1913)

5

National Weatherperson's Day

Baseball Player Hank Aaron's Birthday (1934)

6

Baseball Player Babe Ruth's Birthday (1895)

Queen Elizabeth II Crowned (1952)

7

Love Your Robot Day

Super Bowl Sunday

Author Charles Dickens's Birthday (1812)

Tattooing Machine Introduced (1875)

8

Chinese New Year

Author Jules Verne's Birthday (1828)

Russo-Japanese War Began (1904)

NASDAQ Debuted (1971)

9

Mardi Gras

Toothache Day

National Weather Service Established (1870)

Hershey's® Chocolate Founded (1894)

10

Umbrella Day

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

11

International Day of Women and Girls in Science

Steamboat Patented (1809)

Inventor Thomas Edison's Birthday (1847)

First Weekly Weather Report (1878)

Nelson Mandela Freed (1990)

12

Red Hand Day

Naturalist Charles Darwin's Birthday (1809)

Pres. Abraham Lincoln's Birthday (1809)

NAACP Founded (1909)

13

First Public School Founded in U.S. (1635)

Strauss's Blue Danube Premiered (1867)

14

Valentine's Day

Read to Your Child Day

Oregon Admission Day (1859)

Arizona Admission Day (1912)

15

Presidents' Day

Susan B. Anthony Day

Scientist Galileo Galilei's Birthday (1564)

Muhammad Ali Lost Boxing Title (1978)

16

King Tutankhamen's Tomb Opened (1923)

Nylon Patented (1937)

Fidel Castro Became Leader of Cuba (1959)

17

National PTA Founders Day

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)

FDR Authorized Japanese Internment (1942)

U.S. Marines Went Ashore at Iwo Jima (1945)

20

Metropolitan Museum of Art Opened in NYC (1872)

"Batman & Robin" Comic Debuted (1944)

21

International Mother Language Day

Peace Symbol Designed (1958)

Malcolm X Assassinated (1965)

22

World Thinking Day

Pres. George Washington's Birthday (1732)

Spain Ceded Florida to the U.S. (1819)

Woolworth Opened First "Five Cent Store" (1879)

23

Santa Anna Began Siege of the Alamo (1836)

The Tootsie Roll Debuted (1896)

24

World Read Aloud Day

Author Wilhelm Carl Grimm's Birthday (1786)

First Uranus "Flyby" by Voyager 2 (1986)

25

First African-American Elected to U.S. Senate (1870)

Glacier Bay (Alaska) Proclaimed a National Monument (1925)

26

Maha Shivratri

Tell a Fairy Tale Day

Author Victor Hugo's Birthday (1802)

Grand Canyon National Park Established (1919)

27

Polar Bear Day

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

Poet H.W. Longfellow's Birthday (1807)

28

DNA Discovered (1953)

Computer Core Memory Patented (1956)

29

Leap Day

First Salem Witchcraft Accusations (1692)

 

 

 

 

 


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