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February 1: Black History Month begins in Canada and the United States; National Freedom Day in the United States

King Edward III of England
King Edward III of England

Terry Jones (b.1942)

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February 2: Groundhog Day in Canada and the United States

Roger Federer
Roger Federer

Baldassare Castiglione (d. 1529) · Charles Maurice de Talleyrand-Périgord (b. 1754) · James Joyce (b. 1882) · Bertrand Russell (d. 1970)

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February 3: Setsubun in Japan; Four Chaplains' Day in the United States

José de San Martín
José de San Martín

Johannes Gutenberg (d. 1468) · Felix Mendelssohn (b. 1809) · Robert Gascoyne-Cecil, 3rd Marquess of Salisbury (b. 1830)

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February 4: Independence Day in Sri Lanka ( 1948)

Constantin von Tischendorf
Constantin von Tischendorf

Septimius Severus (d. 211) ·

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February 5

Bill Ponsford
Bill Ponsford

Robert Peel (b. 1788) · Thomas Carlyle (d. 1881)

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February 6: Sami National Day ( Sami people); Sapporo Snow Festival in Japan begins (2017); Ronald Reagan Day in most U.S. states

Duckworth's Action off San Domingo
Duckworth's Action off San Domingo

Joseph Priestley (d. 1804) · Isabella Beeton (b. 1865) · Eva Braun (b. 1912)

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February 7

Charlie Chaplin as "The Tramp"
Charlie Chaplin as "The Tramp"

Thomas More (b. 1478) · Sheridan Le Fanu (d. 1873)

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February 8

Mary, Queen of Scots
Mary, Queen of Scots

Jules Verne (b. 1828) · Iris Murdoch (d. 1999)

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February 9

John Quincy Adams
John Quincy Adams

Judith Quiney (d. 1662) •

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February 10: Tu BiShvat begins at sunset (Judaism, 2017)

Prince Albert, consort of Queen Victoria
Prince Albert

Harold Macmillan (b. 1894) · Joseph Lister (d. 1912) · Pope Pius XI (d. 1939)

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February 11: Victory of the Revolution in Iran ( 1979)

Emperor Jimmu of Japan
Emperor Jimmu of Japan

Heraclius (d. 641) · Pope Gregory II (d. 731) · René Descartes (d. 1650) · Leo Szilard (b. 1898)

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February 12: Red Hand Day

Christian Dior's "New Look"
Christian Dior's "New Look"

Francis II, Holy Roman Emperor (b. 1768) · Immanuel Kant (d. 1804) · Charles Darwin (b. 1809)

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February 13

India Gate, New Delhi
India Gate, New Delhi

Jane Boleyn, Viscountess Rochford (d. 1542) · Richard Wagner (d. 1883) ·

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February 14: Valentine's Day

The Pale Blue Dot photograph of Earth
The Pale Blue Dot photograph of Earth

John Wilkins (b. 1614) ·

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February 15: National Flag of Canada Day; Statehood Day in Serbia ( 1804)

Chelyabinsk meteor (video)

Tiberios III (d. 706) · Irena Sendler (b. 1910) ·

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February 16: Day of the Shining Star in North Korea

Mask of Tutankhamun
Mask of Tutankhamun

Theresa Goh (b. 1987)  · Mary Amdur (d. 1998) ·

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February 17: Independence Day in Kosovo ( 2008)

Damage caused by the 2006 Southern Leyte landslide
Damage caused by the 2006 Southern Leyte landslide

Wally Pipp (b. 1893) · Karen O'Connor (b. 1958) · Billie Joe Armstrong (b. 1972)

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February 18: Independence Day in The Gambia ( 1965)

Enterprise on the Shuttle Carrier Aircraft
Enterprise on the Shuttle Carrier Aircraft

Martin Luther (d. 1546) · Michelangelo (d. 1564) · Toni Morrison (b. 1931)

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February 19

Dust storm at Manzanar
Dust storm at Manzanar

Nicolaus Copernicus (b. 1473) · Knut Hamsun (d. 1952) · Joseph Szigeti (d. 1973)

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February 20: Family Day in various regions of Canada (2017)

Photo of the moon taken by Ranger 8
Photo of the moon taken by Ranger 8

Gail Kim (b. 1977) ·

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February 21: Language Movement Day in Bangladesh

Polaroid Land Camera Model 95
Polaroid Land Camera Model 95

Nina Simone (b. 1933) · Baruch Spinoza (d. 1677)

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February 22

Dolly the sheep
Dolly the sheep

Arthur Schopenhauer (b. 1788) · Robert Baden-Powell (b. 1857) · Elizabeth Keawepoʻoʻole Sumner (d. 1911) · Felix Frankfurter (d. 1965)

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February 23: Fat Thursday (Catholicism, 2017); National Day in Brunei ( 1984); Defender of the Fatherland Day in Russia and several other former Soviet republics

Scene of the Grayrigg derailment
Scene of the Grayrigg derailment

Samuel Pepys (b. 1633) · John Keats (d. 1821) · Edward Elgar (d. 1934)

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February 24: Rio Carnival begins in Brazil (2017); Independence Day in Estonia ( 1918); Flag Day in Mexico; National Artist Day in Thailand

President Juan Perón of Argentina
President Juan Perón of Argentina

Æthelberht of Kent (d. 616) · Steve Jobs (b. 1955)

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February 25: Ayyám-i-Há begins ( Bahá'í calendar); Soviet Occupation Day in Georgia ( 1921)

Edvard Beneš
Edvard Beneš

José de San Martín (b. 1778) · George Harrison (b. 1943) · Don Bradman (d. 2001)

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February 26: Saviours' Day ( Nation of Islam); Liberation Day in Kuwait ( 1991)

"Livery Stable Blues"

Levi Strauss (b. 1829) · Mary Whiton Calkins (d. 1930)

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February 27: Shrove Monday (Western Christianity, 2017); Losar in Bhutan and Tibet (2017); Tsagaan Sar in Mongolia (2017)

Manuel Belgrano
Manuel Belgrano

Marian Anderson (b. 1897) · John Steinbeck (b. 1902) · Leah Poulton (b. 1984)

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February 28: Shrove Tuesday (Western Christianity, 2017); Kalevala Day in Finland

Queen Ranavalona III of Madagascar
Queen Ranavalona III of Madagascar

Michel de Montaigne (b. 1533) · Henry James (d. 1916) · Koesbini (d. 1991)

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February 29: Leap day ( Gregorian calendar)

Tokyo Skytree
Tokyo Skytree

Oswald of Worcester (d. 992) · Gioachino Rossini (b. 1792)

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