February This Day In History

Important News Stories From Each Day In February This Day In History together with the year

February 1st :
1920 Royal Canadian Mounted Police Established
1969 John DeLorean becomes general manager of Chevrolet
1978 Roman Polanski skips bail and flees to France
1979 Ayatollah Khomeini returns to Iran after 14 years in exile
2004 Janet Jackson's breast is briefly exposed by Justin Timberlake during the Super Bowl half time show.
2004 Hajj Pilgrimage Stampede

February 2nd :
1916 German zeppelins drop close to 400 bombs over the West Midlands
1925 Sears, Roebuck Opens It's First Store
1949 First 45 RPM vinyl record released
1964 GI Joe Launched

February 3rd :
1931 Major Earthquake Napier in New Zealand
1931 Banks Go Bust by the thousands following losses during the Wall Street Crash
1959 Rock 'n' Roll singers Buddy Holly, Ritchie Valens and J.P. Richardson ( The Big Bopper ) died in a plane crash

February 4th :
1938 Snow White and the Seven Dwarfs Released
1948 Ceylon now Sri Lanka gains independence from British rule
1959 Barbie Doll Invented By Ruth Handler
1974 Newspaper heiress Patricia Hearst is kidnapped in Berkeley, California
1976 In Guatemala and Honduras a 7.5 magnitude earthquake centered about 160 km northeast of Guatemala City kills more than 22,000.
2004 Facebook, a mainstream online social network is founded by Mark Zuckerberg.

February 5th :
1917 Congress passes the Immigration Act which required a literacy test
1922 Readers Digest First Published
1953 Sweet rationing ends in Great Britain
1974 Patty Hearst is Kidnapped by The Symbionese Liberation Army
1983 Klaus Barbie indicted for "crimes against humanity."
2002 John Walker Lindh Indicted
2008 C.I.A. admits to 'waterboarding' terror suspects

February 6th :
1926 First Doughnut Making Machine
1938 Bondi Beach Freak Waves "Black Sunday" in Australia
1943 Frank Sinatra makes his singing debut on the popular radio show “Your Hit Parade.”
1952 King George V1 Dies
1954 Mercedes introduced the 300SL coupe
1958 Manchester United Football Club Disaster
1971 Alan Shepard became the first man to hit a golf ball on the Moon



February 7th :
1962 A U.S. embargo ordered by President Kennedy will go into effect on all imports from Cuba including tobacco, seafood, fruits and vegetables
1964 The Beatles arrive on their first visit to the United States
1992 The Maastricht Treaty Signed
2008 Congress has approved the $168 billion economic stimulus program
2009 Black Saturday Bushfires Australia
2010 Super Bowl XLIV breaks viewing records

February 8th :
1910 The Boy Scouts of America, was incorporated
1922 President Warren G. Harding has a radio installed in the White House
1943 Japanese troops evacuate Guadalcanal
1952 Queen Elizabeth the Second Becomes Queen
1983 Shergar is stolen from a stud farm owned by the Aga Khan in County Kildare, Ireland

February 9th :
1961 President Kennedy asked Congress to approve a health insurance program ( The Medicare Program )

February 10th :
1964 Dylan Releases " The Times They Are A Changing"
1992 Mike Tyson, found guilty of raping Desiree Washington
1996 IRA Bomb Docklands In London

February 11th :
1916 Emma Goldman Jailed for Advocating Birth Control
1929 Vatican City Gains independent sovereignty
1945 President Roosevelt, British Prime Minister Winston Churchill and Soviet leader Josef Stalin sign the Yalta Agreement
1979 Ayatollah Ruhollah Khomeini took control of Iran
1990 Nelson Mandela is released from prison after 27 years.
2006 Vice President Dick Cheney accidentally shot and wounded Harry Whittington
2010 The United States has tested an airborne laser weapon




February 12th :
1912 Hsian-T'ung, the last emperor of China Forced To Abdicate
1921 South Africa Independence
1924 Calvin Coolidge Gives First Presidential Radio Address
1958 The first Trans Atlantic passenger jetliner service
2007 Trolley Square Mall Shooting

February 13th :
1935 Bruno Hauptmann convicted of the Lindbergh baby murder
1960 France becomes the worlds fourth atomic power
1975 British Coal Miners get 35% Pay Rise

February 14th :
1912 Arizona becomes the 48th state of the union
1929 Sir Alexander Fleming discovers Penicillin
1929 St. Valentine's Day Massacre
1948 NASCAR holds its first race for modified stock cars on a 3.2 mile-course at Daytona Beach
1962 First Lady Jacqueline Kennedy gives a tour of the White House shown on Television
1974 Russian author Alexander Solzhenitsyn Charged with treason
2008 Shooting At Northern Illinois University

February 15th :
1942 World War II Singapore Surrenders To Japanese
1965 Canada adopts Maple Leaf For Canadian Flag
1971 England D Day introduces Decimal Currency
1982 The world's largest oil rig ( The Ocean Ranger ) Sinks In North Atlantic

February 16th :
1923 The burial chamber of King Tutankhamen Opened
1939 Wallace H. Carothers, a research chemist for Du Pont, received a patent for nylon
1959 Fidel Castro sworn in as prime minister of Cuba.
1965 Beeching Report on British Railways Closes 25%
1968 First 911 emergency telephone system in Haleyville, Ala
2005 The Kyoto accord Comes Into Force

February 17th :
1911 The First Electric Self Start was installed in a Cadillac
1925 The New Yorker is published for the first time
1992 Jeffrey Dahmer, sentenced to 15 consecutive life sentences
2008 Kosovo Declares independence

February 18th :
1932 Sonja Henie won her 6th straight World Women's figure skating title in Montreal
1937 Dust storms hit five states-in Kansas, Colorado, Oklahoma, Texas, and New Mexico
2001 Dale Earnhardt died in a crash during the Daytona 500
2005 Fox hunting with dogs becomes illegal in England and Wales

February 19th :
1942 President Roosevelt signs Executive Order 9066
2004 Former Enron Corp. chief executive Jeffrey Skilling is charged
2008 Fidel Castro retires as President of Cuba

February 20th :
1933 Repeal of the 18th Amendment
1986 The Soviet Union launches the world's biggest space station, Mir

February 21st :
1947 Land Camera Demonstrated ( 1st Polaroid )
1965 Malcolm X Assassinated
1995 Steve Fossett becomes the first person to fly solo across the Pacific Ocean in a balloon

February 22nd :
1879 1st Woolworth 5 Cents Store Opened
1967 The Tet offensive By North Vietnam Ends
1997 Scottish scientists announce Cloned Sheep ( Dolly )

February 23rd :
1945 US Marines Land On Iwo Jimaa and Take Control
1954 Polio Vaccines Start in United States
1991 Allied ground offensive against Iraqi forces begins
2009 Shares are their lowest for twelve years Dow Jones closes at 7,114.8

February 24th :
1942 Voice of America goes on the air for the first time
1972 President Nixon visits the Great Wall of China

February 25th :
1913 The Sixteenth Amendment, which paved the way for the United States adoption of income tax, was ratified
2010 2/3 of the worlds population using mobile phones

February 26th :
1919 Congress established Grand Canyon National Park
1972 Buffalo Creek Valley Flooding
1995 Barings PLC, Britain's oldest investment banking firm, collapses

February 27th :
1922 Nineteenth Amendment To The Constitution passed
1938 Los Angeles Flood Begins
1951 22nd amendment to the Constitution is ratified

February 28th :
1954 DNA Double Helix Discovered
1975 Moorgate Underground Crash
1986 Olof Palme, the Swedish Prime Minister is shot dead
1991 Gulf War Ends
1993 Waco, Texas bloody gun battle

February 29th :

These are only a few of the stories included this day in history pages for each day in February ,

February This Day In History

Videos from This Day In History with a brief description together with this day in history date in January where the video can be found.
1st February : The Space Shuttle Columbia 2003
1st February : Wankel engine 1957
1st February : Janet Jackson 2004
2nd February : Groundhog Day
2nd February : Sky Television
3rd February : Mother Teresa 1986
3rd February : Buddy Holly 1959
3rd February : Jacques Cousteau 1953
4th February : Old Mechanical Typewriter
4th February : Snow White and the Seven Dwarfs 1938
4th February : Barbie Doll
5th February : Tornadoes Kill 54 people across the South 2008
5th February : Freddie Laker 1982
5th February : Klaus Barbie 1983
6th February : Alan Shepard Hits Golf Ball On The Moon 1971
6th February : Channel Tunnel PG TIPS Chimps 1964
6th February : Living with Michael Jackson 2003
6th February : King George V1 Dies 1952
7th February : The Beatles Arrive In The US 1964
7th February : First Human To Fly In Space 1984
8th February : 1978 Great Storm Blizzard
8th February : Shergar Stolen 1983
9th February : The San Fernando earthquake 1971
9th February : Battle of Guadalcanal 1943
10th February : IRA Bomb Docklands 1996
10th February : The Times They Are A Changing 1964
12th February : USS Macon Rigid Frame Airship 1935
12th February : Comet Jet Airliner 1958
12th February : Calvin Coolidge 1924
14th February : St. Valentine's Day Massacre 1929
14th February : Jacqueline Kennedy White House Tour 1962
14th February : NASCAR 1948
15th February : Singapore Surrenders To Japan 1942
15th February : D Day introduces Decimal Currency 1971
15th February : Duke Ellington 1941
16th February : Pan Am Flight 103
16th February : King Tutankhamen 1923
17th February : Strawberry Fields Forever 1967
17th February : Jeffrey Dahmer 1992
18th February : 30s Dust Storms
18th February : space shuttle Enterprise 1977
18th February : Sonja Henie 1932
19th February : Iwo Jima 1945
20th February : Friendship 7 John Glenn 1962
21st February : Steve Fossett Balloon Record 1995
21st February : Land Camera Demonstrated
21st February : Malcolm X Assassinated 1965
22nd February : Dolly The Sheep 1997
22nd February : Patti Hearst 1974
22nd February : Tina Turner 1990
23rd February : Iwo Jima US Flag raised 1945
23rd February : Polio Vaccines Started 1954
24th February : Battle of Los Angeles 1942
24th February : Fleetwood Mac 1978
24th February : Johnny Weissmuller
25th February : Cassius Clay Becomes Champion 1964
25th February : The Passion of the Christ 2004
26th February : Car Bomb World Trade Center 1993
27th February : England Earthquake 2008
28th February : Moorgate Underground Crash 1975
28th February : M*A*S*H Final Episode 1983
28th February : Waco, Texas 1993
1923 Lead is added to Gasoline
1938 Japan attempts to Conquer China
1958 Manchester United Football Team Plane Disaster
1959 Fidel Castro takes over in Cuba
1959 Ayatollah Khomeini takes over in Iran
1964 The Beatles Conquer America
1971 Idi Amin takes over in Uganda
1973 Peace treaty signed in Vietnam
1992 The Maastricht Treaty is signed by the members of the European Union
February is a month when floods and Blizzards affect many parts of the world
February 14th is Valentines Day when partners exchange cards and gifts

Major Holidays In February

Presidents' Day U.S.A. 3rd Monday
Flag Day Canada February 15th
St. Valentine's Day February 14th

Groundhog Day February 2nd
Waitangi Day New Zealand February 6th
Constitution Day Mexico February 5th