THIS MONTH IN HISTORY:  FEBRUARY

Each monthwe will try to provide a cross section of events directly attributable to the days of the month. 

Please join us regularily to see which events have shaped our world thus far.

Days of the week for 2021          

Monday Tuesday Wednesday Thursday Friday Saturday Sunday

1st

1897: Lady Aberdeen announces creation of Victorian Order of Nurses
 

1920: Royal Canadian Mounted Police established

2nd

1926: Malcolm Campbell world land speed record 174mph (278km) Wales
 

1949: First 45 RPM vinyl record released

3rd 

1931: Banks go bust following losses during the Wall Street Crash
 

1959: Buddy Holly, Ritchie Valens and The Big Bopper die in plane crash

4th

1959: Barbie Doll Invented by Ruth Handler
 

2004: Facebook, online social network is founded by Mark Zuckerberg

5th

1922: Readers Digest first published                  
 

1953: Sweet treat rationing ends in Great Britain

6th

1943: Frank Sinatra makes his singing debut in radio show "Your Hit Parade."                           1971: Alan Shepard became the first man to hit a golf ball on the Moon

7th

1301: Son of English King Edward I becomes first Prince of Wales
1964: The Beatles arrive on their first visit to the United States

8th

1910: The Boy Scouts of America incorporated
 

1922: President Warren G. Harding has a radio installed in the White House

9th

1961: Pres. Kennedy asks Congress to approve ‘Medicare’


1964: 73 million Americans watch The Beatles on Ed Sullivan Show

10th

1964: Bob Dylan releases " The Times They Are A Changing"
 

1996: IRA bombs Docklands In London

11th

1916: Emma Goldman jailed for advocating birth control
 

1929: Vatican City gains independent sovereignty

12th

1921: South Africa Independence
 

1958: First Trans Atlantic passenger jetliner service

13th

1960: France becomes the worlds fourth atomic power
 

1975: British Coal Miners get 35% Pay Raise

14th

1929: Sir Alexander Fleming discovers Penicillin
 

1962: First Lady Jacqueline Kennedy gives tour of White House on Television

15th

1965: Canada adopts Maple Leaf For Canadian Flag
 

1971: England D Day introduces Decimal Currency.


 

16th

1659: A Cheque is used for the first time by Nicholas Vanacker
 

1939: Wallace Carothers receives a patent for nylon

17th

1911: First Electric Starter installed in a Motor Vehicle (Cadillac)
 

1925: New Yorker magazine is published for the first time

18th

1932: Sonja Henie wins 6th straight World Women's figure skating title
 

2005: Fox hunting with dogs becomes illegal in England and Wales

19th

1942: President Roosevelt signs Executive Order 9066
 

2008: Fidel Castro retires as President of Cuba

20th

1962: John Glenn first American launched into orbit aboard "Friendship 7"
 

1986: Soviet Union launches the world's biggest space station, Mir

21st

1804: First Steam Engine on rails demonstrated in Britain
 

1995: Steve Fossett first person to fly solo across the Pacific Ocean in a balloon

22nd

1879: 1st Woolworth 5 Cents Store Opened

 

1956: African Americans 3-month bus boycott arrested in Montgomery, AL

23rd

1863: Lake Victoria in Africa declared source of the Nile River

2009: Shares at their lowest value in 12 years on Dow Jones (closes at 7,114.8)

24th

1582: Pope Gregory XIII corrects mistakes on Julian calendar dropping 10 days.

1942: Voice of America goes on the air for the first time

25th

1913: USA Sixteenth Amendment, (Income Tax) adopted and ratified
 

2010: 2/3 of the worlds population using mobile phones

26th

1848: Communist Manifesto pamphlet published Karl Marx and Friedrich Engels.

1919: Congress establishes Grand Canyon National Park

27th

1782: British Parliament votes to abandon American War of Independence

1950: 22nd Amendment to U.S. Constitution, limits president (2 terms or 10 yrs)

28th

1954: DNA Double Helix Discovered

 

1996: First time a Canadian wins four Grammies in one year, Alanis Morissette

 

History Tells Us that the Future Is Not Always Promising.

But Events Of The Past Have Shown Us.

Where You Start Is Not Where You Have To End Up.