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February is Black History Month, Library Lovers Month, Bird Feeding Month, Friendship Month, Grapefruit Month, Snack Food Month, Dental Health Month, National Cherry Month, American Heart Month.
 
February 1 - Black History Month
 

February 2

- Groundhog Day
- Judith Viorst's birthday (1931)



February 3


- Elizabeth Blackwell's birthday (1821)
- Norman Rockwell's birthday (1824)
- James Michener's birthday (1907)


February 4


- Charles Lindbergh's birthday (1902)
- Rosa Parks' birthday (1913)
- Russell Hoban's birthday (1925)


February 5

- Henry "Hank" Aaron's birthday (1934)
- National Weatherman/Weatherwoman Day
- SuperBowl XLVI

February 6

- George Herman "Babe" Ruth's birthday (1895)
- Ronald Reagan's birthday (1911)
 


February 7


- Laura Ingalls Wilder's birthday (1867-1957)
- Charles Dickens' birthday (1812-1870)
- Frederick Douglass' birthday (1817)


February 8

- Jules Verne's birthday (1828)
- Boy Scout's Day



February 11


- National Inventor's Day
- Thomas Alva Edison's birthday (1847)
- Jane Yolen's birthday (1939)




February 12



- Abraham Lincoln's birthday (1809)
- Judy Bloome's birthday (1938)
- International Pancake Day
February 13 - First public school established (1635)


February 14

- Valentine's Day
-Anniversary of ENIAC (1946)



February 15


- Susan B. Anthony's birthday (1820)
- Norman Bridwell's birthday (1928)
- Galileo's birthday (1564)
February 17 - Michael Jordan's birthday (1963)
February 19 - President's day 2007
 
February 20

- President George Washington signs an act that creates the U.S. Post Office (1792)
- Mardi Gras "Fat Tuesday" 2007
 

February 21

- Washington Monument was dedicated in Washington, D.C (1885)
- Mardi Gras 2012

February 22

- George Washington's birthday (1732)
-Frederic Chopi's birthday (1810)

February 23

- Tennis Day
- Lewis & Clark Expedition began in 1803
February 24 - Wilhelm Karl Grimm's birthday (1786-1859)
February 25 - Pierre Auguste Renoir's birthday (1841)


February 26


- Levi Strauss' birthday (1829) the man who invented blue jeans. Learn all about blue jeans were invented and the history of denim.
- Grand Canyon National Park established in 1919
February 27 - Henry Wadsworth Longfellow's birthday (1807)
- John Steinbeck's birthday (1902)
 
It's always good to remember that:

Thirty days hath September,
April, June, and November,
All the rest have thirty-one,
Excepting February alone
Which hath but twenty-eight, in fine,
Till leap year gives it twenty-nine.


On This Day from the New York Times Learning Network will give you facts about what happened each day in history.

This Day in History @ History Channel

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