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February 2016 Educators' Calendar

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Feb 2016

 
1

Oxford English Dictionary Published (1884)

Columbia Space Shuttle Destroyed (2003)

2

World Wetlands Day

3

Ornithologist John Gould Died (1881)

4

Sri Lanka's National Day

World Cancer Day

5

Largest Pure Gold Nugget Found (1869)

6

Waitangi Day (New Zealand)

Queen Elizabeth II Crowned (1952)

7

Novelist Charles Dickens Born (1812)

Ellen MacArthur Set Solo World Sailing Record (2005)

8

Chinese New Year

Mary Queen of Scots Beheaded (1587)

9

Safer Internet Day

Shrove Tuesday (Pancake Day)

Stanley Bruce Became Prime Minister (1923)

10

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

11

Inventor Thomas Edison Born (1847)

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

Nelson Mandela Freed from Prison (1990)

12

Naturalist Charles Darwin Born (1809)

13

Catherine Howard, Queen of England, Executed (1542)

France Exploded Atomic Bomb (1960)

Apology to the Stolen Generations (2008)

14

Valentine's Day

National Serviceman's Day

Change to Decimal Currency (1966)

15

Nirvana Day (Buddhist Festival)

Astronomer Galileo Galilei Born (1564)

Comedian Roy Rene (Mo McCackie) Born (1892)

16

King Tutankhamen's Tomb Opened (1923)

Nylon Patented (1937)

Kyoto Protocol to Control Climate Change (2005)

17

Ash Wednesday

Last Classic VW Beetle Assembled (1972)

18

Pluto Discovered (1930)

Mobile Phone Introduced (1947)

19

Phonograph Patented (1878)

Japan Bombed Darwin (1942)

20

"Batman & Robin" Comic Debuted (1944)

21

International Mother Language Day

Runner Ron Clarke Born (1937)

22

World Thinking Day

23

First Mobile Phone Call Made in Australia (1987)

24

Ovarian Cancer Teal Ribbon Day

World Read Aloud Day

Gothenburg Hit Great Barrier Reef (1875)

25

Australia Won the Cricket World Series Cup (1990)

26

National Sunnies For Sight Day

Novelist Victor Hugo Born (1802)

27

Sir Edward Hallstrom, Philanthropist, Died (1970)

Feb. 27-Mar.5

National Seaweek

28

Rare Disease Day

British Troops Left India (1948)

DNA Discovered (1953)

29

Last Day of Summer

Leap Day

 

 

 

 

 

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