In February 1970, an amateur photographer was taking photos around an airport in Sydney, Australia. It was only after the film was developed that he realized he captured a stowaway's final moments as he fell out of the wheel well of a plane taking off and fell 56 meters to his death. nzherald.co.nz/world/stow…
Heather O'Rourke, who played Carol Anne Freeling in the Poltergeist films starting at 7 years, died on February 1, 1988 from a complicated illness (December 27, 1975 – February 1, 1988) en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Hea…
50 years ago, the British decimalised their currency. Before February 1971, the British pound was made up of 20 shillings, each of which was made up of 12 pence, a total of 240 pence. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Dec…
At Antarctica's Troll station, operated by Norway, during their summer (November to February), the time zone used is UTC+0, while during their winter (March to October), the clock is moved forward two hours, to UTC+2, which is Norwegian summer time mm.icann.org/pipermail/tz…
President Franklin D. Roosevelt signed and issued executive order 9066 on February 19, 1942 which allowed the forced relocation and incarceration of more than 112,000 Japanese Americans in concentration camps history.com/topics/world-…
Hobiyee is the new year of the NisgΜ±a'a people, celebrated every February / March. Grandfathers keep an eye on the moon, and upon seeing the hoobiyee moon, they would run into the village yelling, "Hobiyee! Hobiyee!" followed by children raising their arms in the shape of the hobiyee moon. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Hob…
In February 2020, during Storm Dennis, Ghost Ship the MV Alta ran aground in Ireland (County Cork). The ship had been abandoned in 2018 in the mid-Atlantic after its crew were rescued following an engine failure and then drifted around the Atlantic for 18months en.wikipedia.org/wiki/MV_…
Today I learned of Hamida Djandoubi, a Tunisian agricultural worker, who was was sentenced to death in February 1977 and executed by guillotine in September that year. He was the last person to be executed in Western Europe and the last person in the world to be lawfully executed by guillotine. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Ham…
Valentine's Day derives from a Roman fertility festival called Lupercalia which took place every year on February 15th, in honour of the gods Faunus and Lupercus, the gods of agriculture and fertility. history.co.uk/articles/th…
On February 1997, a burglar named Santiago Alvarado fell head-first through the ceiling of a shop he was robbing and had his skull crushed by the flashlight he was holding in his mouth. independent.co.uk/news/be…
BHM is in February and the reason behind it being in the 2nd month of the year is, the birthday of Abraham Lincoln and Frederick Douglas. Since they made history for the lives of African/Black people and reformed to try to give them equal rights. So they dedicate BHM in February. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Bla…
Alexander Graham Bell and Elisha Gray both filed for patents for the telephone on the same day, February 14, 1876 en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Eli…
Today I learned that brain surgeons sometimes check their work by testing the patient's brain function while they are sl on the operating table. In February 2020 a patient was asked to play the violin while the surgeon cut away at her brain tumor. cnn.com/2020/02/19/world/…
Today I learned about Sally. The canine mascot of the 11th Pennsylvania Infantry Regiment during the Civil War. She accompanied the regiment through nearly the entire war until being mortally wounded in February 1865 wikipedia.org/wiki/Sallie…
In South Korea February 14th is Valentine's day where women give men presents. March 14th is White Day where men give women presents. April 14th is Black Day where single people gather together, dress in black, and eat a bunch of food. smithsonianmag.com/arts-c…
Three Italian politicians briefly revived the Roman Republic in February 1849, advocating for complete religious freedom and the outlaw of capital punishment. Before being de-established five months later, it was briefly invaded by the French. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Rom…
In June 2014, vials labeled "variola" were found in an unused portion of a storage room in an FDA lab in Maryland. Testing confirmed the vials contained live variola major virus, otherwise known as smallpox. The vials were moved to BSL-4 lab and later destroyed on February 24th, 2015 en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Sma…
Today I learned about the "Forest Grove sound," an unexplained noise that annoyed and frustrated the town of Forest Grove, Oregon, for several days and nights in February 2016. The source of the loud, piercing sound, which was likened to car brakes or a "mechanical scream," was never identified. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/For…
Ancient Egyptians built King Ramses II statue with precise accuracy to be illuminated by the Sun, a phenomenon that only occurs twice a year. Once on February 22nd for his coronation and again on October 22nd for his birthday. egyptindependent.com/sun-…
Today I learned of the US contingency plan "Fracture Jaw", a plan to deploy nukes from the South against North Vietnam. It was abandoned by the White House in February 1968. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Fra…
At 2am on February 22nd 1797 troops of Revolutionary France landed near Fishguard, Wales, marking the beginning of the last invasion of mainland Britain. bricktothepast.com/blog-t…
Babe Ruth believed that his birthday was February 7, 1894. However, when he applied for a passport he looked up his birth certificate and found his birthday listed as February 6, 1895, nearly a full year later than he thought. history.com/news/10-thing…
Today I learned of Travis who was a male common chimpanzee who, in February 2009, attacked and nearly killed a friend of his owner, blinding her while severing several body parts and severely lacerating her face. He was shot dead when he tried to attack a police officer. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Tra…
Sweden had a double leap year in 1712, with a February 30th en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Swe…
In February 1335, two Oxford University students complained to the bartender of the Swindlestock Tavern about the quality of wine served. The argument turned into a brawl which escalated into a riot that lasted over three days, killing around 30 townsfolk and 63 members of the university en.wikipedia.org/wiki/St_…
On February 6, 1971, golf became the first sport to be played on the moon by Astronaut Alan Shepard youtube.com/watch?v=t_jYO…
Starman is a mannequin, dressed as an astronaut, riding inside a cherry red Tesla Roadster Convertible Car through space. Starman's Convertible was launched on SpaceX Falcon Heavy - February 6th, 2018. Starman is soaring through space at a whopping 14,668 mi/h. space.com/39759-spacex-st…
Whenever a full moon does not occur during the month of February a "Double Blue Moon" must always happen in that year. This is when two blue moons occur in the same calendar year and happens every 19 years. earthsky.org/sky-archive/…
Back in February of 2013 a guy hacked into his local television station and broadcasted on the emergency service that zombies are attacking the city youtu.be/f3cuD9ApBs8
The oldest person ever in the world was Jeanne Louise Calment, who was born on February 21, 1875 in Arles, France. She died on August 4, 1997 at the age of 122 years and 164 days old. guinnessworldrecords.com/…
October was originally the 8th month of the year in the first calendar of Romulus, which is why it uses the β€œocto” prefix. It retained its name after January and February were added later. wikipedia.org/wiki/Octobe…
Michael Jackson's sixth studio album "Thriller" released on November 30, 1982, was listed at number one on the Billboard 200 for 37 weeks from February 26, 1983 to April 14, 1984 en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Thr…
In February 2008 the Washington State House of Representatives adopted a resolution to honor Washoe as the "first nonhuman to acquire a human language." By the time of her death in 2007, Washoe had learned approximately 350 signs of ASL and had taught her adopted son, Loulis, some signs. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Was…
If you visit Luxembourg in late February, you may see burning crosses all over the country. This is an ancient Celtic tradition that has been kept to this day, which is meant to chase away winter and welcome spring. learnluxembourgish.com/bl…
Samuel J. Seymour, the last surviving witness of the assassination of U.S. President Abraham Lincoln, lived long enough to be interviewed on national television on February 9, 1956. historycollection.co/man-…
The mummified remains of a German man, Manfred Fritz Bajorat, were found on his boat off the coast of the Philippines in February 2016. He had died of a heart attack and a combination of salt air, ocean winds and hot temperatures created the perfect climate needed to preserve his body. everipedia.org/wiki/lang_…
There is a small island known as Pheasant Island which is located in the Bidasoa river of the France-Spain border, and it changes ownership between the two countries every six months. From February 1 to July 31, it is under Spanish rule and for the following six months it's French. amusingplanet.com/2016/10…
February 30 was a real date in Sweden in 1712. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Lis…
Physicist Freeman Dyson, who died in late February, was the first to propose advanced aliens would likely build "Dyson Spheres" around their home stars, which are giant shells that capture most of a star's energy to help power an entire interplanetary civilization. astronomy.com/magazine/20…
Today I learned of Operation Wikinger, where in February of 1940, because of poor communication between the German Kreigsmarine and the Luftwaffe, there was an intense fight between them, resulting in the loss of 578 German sailors and 2 destroyers despite there being no Allied forces anywhere near the battle wikipedia.org/wiki/Operat…
NBA Hall of Famer Bill Russell, who was born on February 12, 1934, had the most championships in NBA history with 11 titles, which he had in 1957, 1959-1966, and 1968-1969 all with the Boston Celtics, and played 13 seasons in the NBA howmanyrings.com/nba-play…
Only 400 out of the 7000 diseases classified as β€œrare” have an effective treatment. This fact is recognized during Rare Disease Day, which is held every year on the last day of February. This day also holds an extra special meaning on February 29 – the rarest day of the year. startribune.com/leap-day-…
Today I learned of the ABC TV show Turn-On, which debuted February 1969. The first episode was so bad, one affiliate refused to return to it after the commercial break. Several west coast affiliates refused to air the show at all. Before the first episode had finished playing, the show was cancelled. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Tur…
For two weeks in February 2011, the Infinity Chilli (grown in Grantham, Lincolnshire) held the Guinness World Record for the world's hottest chili with a scoville rating of 1,067,286. It was created when two species in the same greenhouse were unintentionally crossbred. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Inf…
The Colombian town of LΓ³pez de Micay is the wettest place in the world, with an average of 315 rainy days a year (the least rainy month is February, with 23 rainy days), and an average of 16000 mm of rainfall annually en.wikipedia.org/wiki/L%C…
The largest gold nugget ever found (called the Welcome Stranger), would be worth approximately $4.5M USD today, discovered by two miners John Deason and Richard Oates on February 5, 1869, near Moliagul, in the state of Victoria, Australia. bbc.com/news/uk-england-c…
Detective show "Columbo", starring Peter Falk, aired its first episode in February 1968 and aired its last episode 35 years later in January 2003 en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Col…
Today I learned of Pedro LascurΓ‘in Paredes, a Mexican politician who was president for less than one hour on February 19 1913. This was due to a military coup by a General. The general had LascurΓ‘in assume the presidency, then appoint him interior secretary, before resigning to make him president. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Ped…
Photoshop 1.0 was released on February 19, 1990 for Macintosh exclusively at a price of $895. At the time of release, it cost around $300 an hour for basic photo retouching. Photoshop became available for Microsoft Windows in 1993 where it would reach global audiences within a few years. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Ado…

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