February 15 - General (Calendar Date)

February 15th - Basic Facts:
  • February 15 is the 46th day of the year in the Gregorian calendar.
  • There are 319 days remaining until the end of the year (320 in leap years).
  • The preceding day is February 14
  • Next day is February 16.
February 15th Births (Here)

February 15th Deaths (Here)

February 15 Events:

590 – Khosrau II is crowned king of Persia.
1637 – Ferdinand III becomes Holy Roman Emperor.
1764 – The city of St. Louis in Missouri is established.
1804 – Serbian revolution started.
1805 – The Harmony Society is officially formed.
1835 – The first constitutional law in modern Serbia was adopted.
1852 – First patient admitted to Great Ormond St Hospital for Sick Children, London.
1862 – General Ulysses S. Grant attacks Fort Donelson, Tennessee (American Civil War).
1879 – American President Rutherford B. Hayes signs a bill allowing female attorneys to argue cases before the Supreme Court of the United States.
1898 – The USS Maine explodes & sinks in Havana harbor in Cuba, killing more than 260. This event leads the United States to declare war on Spain. (Spanish-American War)
1906 – British Labour Party is first organised.
1909 – Flores Theater fire in Acapulco, Mexico kills 250.
1933 – Giuseppe Zangara attempts to assassinate President-elect Franklin D. Roosevelt, but instead shoots Chicago, Illinois Mayor Anton J. Cermak, who subsequently dies of his wounds on March 6, 1933.
1942 – The Fall of Singapore - following an assault by Japanese forces, the British General Arthur Percival surrenders. World War II, the Sook Ching massacre begins.
1944 – The assault on Monte Cassino, Italy, begins. (World War II)
1950 – The Soviet Union & the People's Republic of China sign a mutual defense treaty.
1952 – King George VI is buried in St. George's Chapel at Windsor Castle.
1961 – Sabena Flight 548 crashes in Belgium - kills 73 people, including the entire US figure skating team.
1965 – Red-&-white maple leaf design is adopted as the flag of Canada.
1971 – Decimal Day - decimalisation of British coinage is completed.
1972 – Sound recordings are granted U.S. federal copyright protection for the first time.
1976 – The 1976 Constitution of Cuba is adopted by the national referendum.
1982 – The drilling rig Ocean Ranger sinks during a storm off the coast of Newfoundland, killing 84 rig workers.
1989 – Soviet Union officially announces that all of its troops have left Afghanistan (Soviet Union invasion of Afghanistan).
1991 – The Visegrád Agreement - move toward free-market systems in Czechoslovakia, Hungary & Poland.
1996 – At the Xichang Satellite Launch Center in China, a Long March 3 rocket, carrying an Intelsat 708, crashes into a rural village after liftoff.
1999 – Abdullah Öcalan, leader of the PKK (Kurdistan Workers Party), is arrested in Kenya.
2000 – Indian Point II nuclear power plant in New York State vents a small amount of radioactive steam following a steam generator failure.
2001 – Human Genome Project - First draft of the complete genome is published in Nature.
2005 – YouTube, the Internet site is launched in the United States.

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