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Dark Ages: Knight time.
Medieval: Only half bad.
I can’t understand why I flunked American history. When I was a kid there was so little of it.
American History: The replacement of the red Indian by red tape.
Historian: A prophet looking backwards.




February 2018


This Day In History  
February 1, 2003: Columbia Space ShuttleFebruary 1, 1913: Formica PatentFebruary 1, 1893: 1st Motion Picture StudioFebruary 1, 1838: Propeller PatentFebruary 1, 1790: 1st Session of US Supreme CourtFebruary 2: CandlemasFebruary 2: World Wetlands DayFebruary 2, 1943: Battle of StalingradFebruary 2: Groundhog DayFebruary 2, 1887: 1st Groundhog DayFebruary 2, 1536: Buenos Aires FoundedFebruary 3, 1959: (d) Buddy Holly - The Day The Music DiedFebruary 3, 1948: Instant Photography PatentFebruary 3, 1865: Hampton Roads ConferenceFebruary 3, 1809: (b) MendelssohnFebruary 4, 2002: 1st Raisin Pay DayFebruary 4, 1974: Patty Hearst KidnappedFebruary 4, 1937: Polyurethane PatentFebruary 4, 1922: Ford buys LincolnFebruary 4, 1861: Apache WarsFebruary 5: Super Bowl 51February 5, 1922: 1st Reader’s DigestFebruary 5, 1922: 1st Steel-Framed Tennis RacquetFebruary 5, 1850: Mechanical Calculator With KeysFebruary 6: Waitangi Day (New Zealand)February 6, 1959: Microchip PatentFebruary 6, 1895: (b) Babe RuthFebruary 7: Weird Al Bonus DayFebruary 7, 2014: Sochi XXII Winter OlympicsFebruary 7, 1960: Dead Sea Scrolls FoundFebruary 7, 1956: Wankel Engine PatentFebruary 7, 1812: (b) Charles DickensFebruary 8: Chinese New Year - Year of the RamFebruary 8, 1952: Elizabeth as Queen of EnglandFebruary 8, 1910: Boy Scouts FoundedFebruary 8, 1904: Russo-Japanese WarFebruary 9, 1964: Beatles 1st Live U.S. TV Debut on Ed Sullivan ShowFebruary 9, 1963: 1st Boeing 747 Test FlightFebruary 9, 1895: Volleyball (Mintonette) InventedFebruary 10: Full Snow MoonFebruary 10, 1996: Kasparov’s 1st Game Against Deep BlueFebruary 10, 1763: Treaty of ParisFebruary 11, 1978: PWA Crash @ Cranbrook, B.C.February 11, 1847: (b) Thomas EdisonFebruary 11, 1752: 1st Hospital in U.S.February 12: SeptuagesimaFebruary 12, 1924: Rhapsody in BlueFebruary 12, 1915: (b) Lorne GreeneFebruary 12, 1809: (b) Abraham LincolnFebruary 12, 1809: (b) DarwinFebruary 13: Get a Different Name DayFebruary 13, 1915: ASCAP FoundedFebruary 13, 1633: Galileo’s Theory: Earth Revolves Around the SunFebruary 14: Valentine’s DayFebruary 14, 1946: ENIAC UnveiledFebruary 14, 1929: Saint Valentine’s Day MassacreFebruary 14, 1779: Captain James Cook Killed in HawaiiFebruary 14, 1477: 1st Valentine SentFebruary 15: Louis Riel DayFebruary 15, 2005: YouTube StartedFebruary 15, 1965: Red Maple Leaf Flag (Canada)February 15, 1903: 1st Teddy Bear SoldFebruary 15, 1895: 1st Hamburger Served in U.S.February 15, 1564: (b) GalileoFebruary 16: National Almond DayFebruary 16, 1937: Nylon PatentFebruary 16, 1932: 1st Fruit Tree PatentFebruary 16, 1924: King Tut’s Tomb OpenedFebruary 17: Sierpinski DayFebruary 17: Random Acts of Kindness DayFebruary 17, 1938: 1st Colour TVFebruary 17, 1904: Madame Butterfly PremiereFebruary 17, 1816: 1st Gas-Lit Street

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