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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
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February 2: Groundhog Day in Canada and the United States

Roger Federer
Roger Federer

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)

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February 4: Independence Day in Sri Lanka (1948)

Constantin von Tischendorf
Constantin von Tischendorf
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February 5

Bill Ponsford
Bill Ponsford
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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
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February 7

Charlie Chaplin as "The Tramp"
Charlie Chaplin as "The Tramp"
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February 8

Mary, Queen of Scots
Mary, Queen of Scots
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February 9

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

Prince Albert, consort of Queen Victoria
Prince Albert
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February 11: Victory of the Revolution in Iran (1979)

Emperor Jimmu of Japan
Emperor Jimmu of Japan

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"
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February 13

The covering of the Senne
The covering of the Senne
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February 14: Valentine's Day

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

Chelyabinsk meteor (video)
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February 16: Day of the Shining Star in North Korea

Mask of Tutankhamun
Mask of Tutankhamun

Richard of Dover (d. 1184) · Heinz-Wolfgang Schnaufer (b. 1922)

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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) · Geronimo (d. 1909)

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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) · J. Robert Oppenheimer (d. 1967)

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February 19

Dust storm at Manzanar
Dust storm at Manzanar

Nicolaus Copernicus (b. 1473) · 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

Hod Stuart (b. 1879) · Maria Goeppert-Mayer (d. 1972)

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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

Robert Baden-Powell (b. 1857) · 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

Mido (b. 1983) · 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

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

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

Edvard Beneš
Edvard Beneš

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

Chelsea Clinton (b. 1980) · Ivan Pavlov (d. 1936)

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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) · Koesbini (d. 1991)

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February 29: Leap day (Gregorian calendar)

Tokyo Skytree
Tokyo Skytree
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