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    What happened on February 15

    • February 15, 0399 BC - The philosopher Socrates sentenced to death.

    • February 15, 0590 Khosrau II crowned as king of Persia

    • February 15, 1313 Peace of Angleur

    • February 15, 1386 Duke Philip the Stout forms Council of Flanders

    • February 15, 1539 Emperor Charles receives Cardinal Pole in Toledo

    • February 15, 1552 Dutch coast hit by heavy storm

    • February 15, 1559 "Hurricane wrecks Spanish expedition to start a colony near what is now Pensacola, Florida."

    • February 15, 1563 Russian troops occupy Polotsk Lithuania

    • February 15, 1637 Ferdinand III becomes Holy Roman Emperor.

    • February 15, 1637 Ferdinand III succeeds Ferdinand II as Holy Roman Emperor

    • February 15, 1677 King Charles II reports anti-French covenant with Netherlands

    • February 15, 1686 "Jean Baptiste Lully's opera ""Armide,"" premieres in Paris"

    • February 15, 1689 German Parliament declares war on France

    • February 15, 1745 "Colley Cibbers ""Papal Tyranny,"" premieres in London"

    • February 15, 1763 "Austria, Prussia & Saxony sign Peace of Hubertusburg"

    • February 15, 1764 St Louis founded as a French trading post by Pierre Laclade Ligue

    • February 15, 1764 "The city of St. Louis, Missouri established."

    • February 15, 1768 "First mustard manufactured in America advertised, Philadelphia"

    • February 15, 1775 Angelo Braschi chosen as Pope Pius VI

    • February 15, 1797 Battle of Cape St Vincent

    • February 15, 1799 "First US printed ballots authorized, Pennsylvania"

    • February 15, 1804 New Jersey becomes last northern state to abolish slavery

    • February 15, 1805 Harmony Society officially formed.

    • February 15, 1842 Postage stamps with adhesive on the back are sold for the first time at the New York City post office.

    • February 15, 1845 "William Parsons, Earl of Rosse, first uses 72"" (183 cm) reflector"

    • February 15, 1848 Sarah Roberts barred from white school in Boston

    • February 15, 1851 Black abolitionists invade Boston courtroom rescuing a fugitive slave

    • February 15, 1852 "Great Ormond St Hospital for Sick Children, London, admits first patient"

    • February 15, 1861 Ft Point completed & garrisoned (but has never fired cannon in anger)

    • February 15, 1862 Grant's major assault on Ft Donelson TN

    • February 15, 1864 Fire in Rotterdam Netherlands damages Museum Boymans

    • February 15, 1869 Charges of Treason against Jefferson Davis are dropped

    • February 15, 1870 Ground broken for Northern Pacific Railway near Duluth MN

    • February 15, 1872 "In Victoria British Columbia, the Provincial Legislature meets for the first time as a Province of Canada"

    • February 15, 1876 Historic Elm at Boston blown down

    • February 15, 1879 U.S. President Rutherford Hayes signs a bill enabling female lawyers to argue cases before the Supreme Court.

    • February 15, 1879 Women's rights: American President Rutherford B. Hayes signs a bill allowing female attorneys to argue cases before the Supreme Court of the United States.

    • February 15, 1881 "Canadian Pacific Railway Act receives the Royal Assent. A Royal Charter pursuant to the Act was granted on February 16th - this incorporated the company. The principal terms provided for the payment to the railway of a subsidy of $25,000,000 and 25,000,000 acres of land, plus the railways (Port Arthur-Selkirk-Winnipeg-Emerson and Port Moody-Savona) already contracted for by the government, upon their completion."

    • February 15, 1882 "First cargo of frozen meat leaves New Zealand for Britain, on SS Dunedin"

    • February 15, 1891 AIK was founded at Biblioteksgatan 8 in Stockholm by Isidor Behrens.

    • February 15, 1895 "23 cm (9"") of snow falls on New Orleans"

    • February 15, 1898 "USS Maine blows up in Havana harbor, cause unknown-258 sailors die"

    • February 15, 1900 General French relieves Kimberley/Cecil Rhodes

    • February 15, 1903 "First Teddy Bear introduced in America, made by Morris & Rose Michtom"

    • February 15, 1903 Morris Michtom and his wife Rose introduce the first teddy bear in America.

    • February 15, 1906 British Labour Party organizes

    • February 15, 1906 The British Labour Party organized.

    • February 15, 1912 "Fram reaches latitude 78§ 41' S, farthest south ever by ship"

    • February 15, 1913 First avant-garde art show in America opens in New York NY

    • February 15, 1918 "Estonia, Latvia & Lithuania adopt the Gregorian calendar"

    • February 15, 1918 "First WWI US army troop ship torpedoed & sunk by Germany, off Ireland"

    • February 15, 1919 "1,700 Jews are murdered in the Ukrainian town of Proskoruv by followers of Simon Petlura, Ukrainian Nationalist leader."

    • February 15, 1919 American Legion organizes in Paris

    • February 15, 1922 Marconi begins regular broadcasting transmissions from Essex

    • February 15, 1926 Contract air mail service begins in US

    • February 15, 1929 St Valentine's Day massacre (Chicago)

    • February 15, 1931 First Dracula movie released

    • February 15, 1932 3rd Winter Olympics games close at Lake Placid NY

    • February 15, 1932 Australia beat South Africa in cricket by an inn in 5 hours 53 minutes playing time

    • February 15, 1932 "George Burns & Gracie Allen debuted as regulars on ""Guy Lombardo Show"""

    • February 15, 1932 US bobsled team member Eddie Eagan becomes only athlete to win gold in both Summer & Winter Olympics (1920 boxing gold)

    • February 15, 1933 "In Miami, Florida, Giuseppe Zangara attempts to assassinate President-elect Franklin D. Roosevelt, but instead shoots Chicago, Illinois Mayor Anton J. Cermak, who dies of his wounds on March 6, 1933."

    • February 15, 1933 Karl Radek praises invincible force of German communist party

    • February 15, 1933 President-elect Franklin Roosevelt survives assassination attempt

    • February 15, 1933 "Social-democratic newspaper ""Vorw„rts"" banned again in Berlin"

    • February 15, 1936 "-60§ F (-51§ C), Parshall ND (state record)"

    • February 15, 1936 Hitler announces building of Volkswagens for the people

    • February 15, 1936 "Sonja Henie, Norway, wins 3rd consecutive Olympics figure skating gold"

    • February 15, 1937 The American Elm becomes the state tree of Nebraska.

    • February 15, 1939 German battleship Bismarck was launched

    • February 15, 1941 "Duke Ellington first records ""Take the A Train"""

    • February 15, 1942 "British and Australian forces surrender at Singapore Over 15,000 Australian soldiers become prisoners of war"

    • February 15, 1942 German U-boat shells at Antillian oil refinery

    • February 15, 1942 "Japanese troops march into Palembang, South Sumatra"

    • February 15, 1942 The British colony of Singapore surrenders to Japanese troops during WWII.

    • February 15, 1942 "World War II: The Fall of Singapore. Following an assault by Japanese forces, the British General Arthur Percival surrenders. About 80,000 Indian, United Kingdom and Australian soldiers become prisoners of war, the largest surrender of British-led military personnel in history. The Sook Ching massacre begins."

    • February 15, 1943 Women's camp Tamtui on Ambon (Moluccas) hit by allied air raid

    • February 15, 1944 891 British bombers attack Berlin

    • February 15, 1944 "Bombing & shooting at Monte Cassino convent Italy, begins"

    • February 15, 1944 "World War II: The assault on Monte Cassino, Italy begins."

    • February 15, 1946 "ENIAC (for ""Electronic Numerical Integrator and Computer""), the first general-purpose electronic computer, unveiled at the University of Pennsylvania."

    • February 15, 1946 In Ottawa William Lyon Mackenzie King 1874-1950 tells Parliament about Soviet spy ring activities in Canada

    • February 15, 1948 Mao Zedong's army occupies Yenan

    • February 15, 1950 The Soviet Union and the People's Republic of China sign a mutual defense treaty.

    • February 15, 1950 "Walt Disney's ""Cinderella"" released"

    • February 15, 1952 King George VI buried in St. George's Chapel at Windsor Castle.

    • February 15, 1953 Seventeen-year-old Tenley Albright becomes the first American to win the world figure skating championship.

    • February 15, 1955 Pilot plant to produce man-made diamonds announced

    • February 15, 1956 Urho Kekkonen appointed President of Finland

    • February 15, 1957 Andrei A Gromyko succeeds Dmitri Shepilov as Soviet foreign minister

    • February 15, 1958 Sjafroeddin Prawiranegara forms anti-government of Middle Sumatra

    • February 15, 1959 Antonio Segni forms Italian government

    • February 15, 1961 Australia beat West Indies 2-1 in one of best Test Cricket series ever

    • February 15, 1961 "Entire US figure skating team of 18, dies in Belgian Sabena 707 crash"

    • February 15, 1961 "Sabena Flight 548 crashes in Belgium, killing 73, with the entire US Figure Skating team, several coaches & family."

    • February 15, 1963 First US female world figure skating champion (Tenley Albright)

    • February 15, 1964 "Beatles' ""Meet the Beatles!,"" album goes #1 & stays #1 for 11 weeks"

    • February 15, 1965 "A new red-and-white maple leaf design is adopted as the flag of Canada, replacing the old Canadian Red Ensign banner."

    • February 15, 1965 "Canada flies its new red and white Maple Leaf flag, retiring the Red Ensign."

    • February 15, 1965 John Lennon passes his driving test

    • February 15, 1965 "Singer Nat King Cole dies in Santa Monica, CA, at age 45."

    • February 15, 1967 D66 (D'66) wins 7 seats in Dutch 2nd Chamber

    • February 15, 1967 First anti-bootleg recording laws enacted

    • February 15, 1967 French DiadŠme 1-D satellite launches into Earth orbit

    • February 15, 1970 "A Dominican DC-9 crashes into the sea during takeoff from Santo Domingo, killing 102."

    • February 15, 1970 Ard Schenk becomes world champion all-round skater

    • February 15, 1970 "Dominican DC-9 crashes into sea at Santo Domingo, kills 102"

    • February 15, 1970 Nationalists disrupt UN session on Congo

    • February 15, 1971 After 1200 years Britain abandons 12-shilling system for decimal

    • February 15, 1972 Dimitrios Papadopoulos becomes metropolitan of Imbros/Tenedos

    • February 15, 1972 President Velasco Ibarra of Ecuador deposed for 4th time

    • February 15, 1973 "Ottawa restricts oil exports to US, due to possible shortages."

    • February 15, 1973 "USSR launches Prognoz 3 to study sun (589/200,300 km)"

    • February 15, 1976 The 1976 Constitution of Cuba is adopted by the national referendum.

    • February 15, 1977 Royal Bank transfers three head office departments from Montreal to Toronto.

    • February 15, 1977 Social-democrats win Danish parliamentary election

    • February 15, 1978 England all out 64 for first loss to New Zealand in cricket (Boycott Captain)

    • February 15, 1978 "Escaped mass murderer Ted Bundy recaptured, Pensacola FL"

    • February 15, 1978 "In a split decision, Leon Spinks takes the heavyweight boxing champion title away from defending champ Muhammad Ali."

    • February 15, 1978 Zaire revises constitution

    • February 15, 1979 "Paul Shirley (21) of Australia, sucked a lifesaver for 4 hours 40 minutes"

    • February 15, 1979 Temple City Kazoo Orchestra appears on Mike Douglas Show

    • February 15, 1980 Eric Heiden skates Olympics record 500 meter in 38.03 seconds

    • February 15, 1980 Television One and Television Two (formerly South Pacific Television) under the newly formed Television New Zealand goes to air for the first time.

    • February 15, 1981 "Rocket-powered ice sled attains 399 kph, Lake George NY"

    • February 15, 1982 Eighty-four workers die when an oil drilling rig sinks off the coast of Newfoundland during a storm.

    • February 15, 1982 "Off the Newfoundlandthe oil drilling rig Ocean Ranger capsizes and sinks in 18 m waves during a fierce storm on the Grand Banks 315 km east of St. John's; all 84 crewmen, 56 of whom are Newfoundlanders, drown in worst marine disaster in Canada"

    • February 15, 1982 "The drilling rig Ocean Ranger sinks during a storm off the coast of Newfoundland, killing 84 rig workers."

    • February 15, 1984 "500,000 Iranian soldiers move into Iraq"

    • February 15, 1985 STS 51-E vehicle moves to launch pad

    • February 15, 1985 "World chess championship match abandoned-Karpov 25, Kasparov 23"

    • February 15, 1986 Ferdinand Marcos wins rigged Philippines presidential election

    • February 15, 1987 "ABC-TV begins broadcasting ""Amerika"" mini-series"

    • February 15, 1987 Craig Stadler disqualified from Andy Williams Open for kneeling on a towel to make a shot

    • February 15, 1987 Nikolai Guljajev becomes world champion skater

    • February 15, 1989 Israel attacks border strip Taba near Egypt

    • February 15, 1989 Soviet Union invasion of Afghanistan: The Soviet Union officially announces that all of its troops had left Afghanistan.

    • February 15, 1989 "The last Soviet troops leave Afghanistan, ending nine years of military involvement."

    • February 15, 1990 Baseball owners lock out players

    • February 15, 1991 "Freighter with dynamite explodes in Phang Nga Thailand, 120 die"

    • February 15, 1991 "The Visegrd Agreement, establishing cooperation to move toward free-market systems, signed by the leaders of Czechoslovakia, Hungary and Poland."

    • February 15, 1992 "100th episode of ""Cops"" airs on the Fox Network"

    • February 15, 1992 Jeffrey Dahmer found sane & guilty of killing 15 boys

    • February 15, 1993 Bombings by Mafia drug lords kill 14 in Bogot  Colombia

    • February 15, 1994 "Russia annexed Tatarstan by integrating it into its so-called federation, start of War of Independence and War of Liberation"

    • February 15, 1994 US asks Aristide to adopt a peace plan from Haiti

    • February 15, 1995 "Burundi premier Anatole Kanyenkiko, resigns"

    • February 15, 1995 Dow-Jones closes at record 3986.17

    • February 15, 1995 "Hacking: Kevin Mitnick is arrested by the FBI and charged with breaking into some of the United States' most ""secure"" computer systems."

    • February 15, 1995 Population of People's Republic of China hits 1.2 billion

    • February 15, 1996 "At the Xichang Satellite Launch Center in China, a Long March 3 rocket, carrying an Intelsat 708, crashed into a rural village after liftoff, killing many people."

    • February 15, 1996 "Mortar attack on the US Embassy in Athens, Greece."

    • February 15, 1996 Prime Minister Jean Chr‚tien scuffles with a protestor disrupting Flag Day ceremonies

    • February 15, 1998 Dale Earnhardt wins the Daytona 500 after 20 years of disappointment.

    • February 15, 1998 Dale Eggeling wins Los Angeles Women's Golf Championship

    • February 15, 1999 "Abdullah calan, leader of the terrorist organization Kurdistan Workers Party, is arrested in Kenya by Turkish agents."

    • February 15, 1999 "Fire blazes through a nightclub in Taichung, Taiwan, killing 64 people."

    • February 15, 2000 Indian Point II nuclear power plant in New York State vents a small amount of radioactive steam when a steam generator fails.

    • February 15, 2002 "At the Tri-State Crematory in La Fayette, Georgia, investigators find uncremated bodies disposed of in the woods and buildings on the crematorium's property. The discovery reveals one of the worst incidents of abuse in the funeral service industry."

    • February 15, 2003 "Protests against the Iraq war occur in over 600 cities worldwide. Estimates from 8,000,000-30,000,000 people took part, making this the largest peace demonstration in the history of the world."

    • February 15, 2005 "YouTube, the popular Internet site on which videos may be shared and viewed by others, is launched in the United States."







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