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Notable Historic Events

for the Month of February




February 11th

Nelson Mandela

Nelson Mandela


1929...The Vatican city becomes a sovereign state and the smallest country in the world.

1990... The civil rights leader Nelson Mandela is released from prison.  He spent 27 years in jail.  Nelson fought against white supremacy and racial segregation in Africa. At first Mandela encouraged nonviolent resistence.  When that was ineffective and deadly, he encouraged guerrilla warfare against the white minority government.


February 12th

President William J. Clinton

President Bill Clinton

1941...General Erwin Rommel arrives in Africa to help Italy in the North African campaign.

1973...The POW's from Vietnam begin coming home.

1999...President Clinton's  impeachment trial ends with the Senate voting to acquit the president on both the perjury and the obstruction of justice charges.


February 13th

Galilei Galileo

Galilei Galileo

1633...Galileo arrives in Rome to face charges of heresy for advocating the Copernican theory that the earth revolves around the sun.

1689...William and Mary become joint rulers of Great Britain.


February 14

Alexander Fleming

Alexander Fleming

1929...Seven members of Chicago's North Side Gang are killed in the St. Valentine's Day Massacre.

1903...Original sale is made of a stuffed Teddy Bear.

1929...The discovery of Penicillin is made by Alexander Fleming.



February 15th

Walt Disney

Walt Disney

1898...The battleship USS Maine explodes in Cuba's Havana Harbor.

1950...Disney releases the animated musical fantasy Cinderella.

1933...An assassination attempt is made on the life of President Franklin D. Roosevelt  in Miami.


February 16th

President John Adams

President John Adams

1778...John Adams sets sail for France to enlist their help fighting the British.

1923...Archeologists in Egypt find the tomb of King Tut.

1959...Castro becomes prime minister of Cuba.



February 17th

1972 Volkswagen Beetle

1801...After a tied vote in the Electoral College and 35 ballots in the House of Representatives, Thomas Jefferson finally wins the presidency of the United States.

1820...Senate passes the Missouri Compromise.

1972...The Volkswagen Beetle becomes the best selling car in the world.


February 18th

 Jefferson Davis    

Jefferson Davis

1861...Jefferson Davis becomes president of the Confederacy.

1930...A new planet is discovered and named Pluto.

1945...The Marines invade Iwo Jima.


February 19th

Aaron Burr

Aaron Burr

1807...Aaron Burr, a former vice-president, is arrested for treason.

1942...President Franklin D. Roosevelt  signs Executive Order 9066, which leads to unfair treatment of Japanese Americans during the war.

1847...Rescuers reach the surviving members of the Donner party.


February 20th

Astronaut John Glenn

Astronaut John Glenn

1792...George Washington signs the Postal Act creating the US Postal Service.

1962...Astronaut John Glenn becomes the first American to orbit the earth.






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