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February 1: Feast day of St. Brigit of Kildare (Western Christianity); Black History Month begins in Canada and the United States

Lunch counter from the Greensboro sit-ins
Lunch counter from the Greensboro sit-ins
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February 2

F-16 Fighting Falcon
F-16 Fighting Falcon
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February 3: Setsubun in Japan; Feast day of Dom Justo Takayama in Japan and the Philippines; Four Chaplains' Day in the United States; 900th anniversary of the death of Coloman, King of Hungary (1116)

A tulip from a 1637 Dutch catalog
A tulip from a 1637 Dutch catalog
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February 4: Fat Thursday (Catholicism, 2016); Liberation Movement Day in Angola (1961); Independence Day in Sri Lanka (1948)

Text from the Codex Sinaiticus
Text from the Codex Sinaiticus
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February 5: Sapporo Snow Festival in Japan begins (2016); Kashmir Solidarity Day in Pakistan

The "Welcome Stranger" gold nugget
The "Welcome Stranger" gold nugget
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February 6: Sami National Day (Sami people); Rio Carnival begins in Brazil (2016); Waitangi Day in New Zealand (1840); Ronald Reagan Day in California and Wisconsin

King Otto of Greece
King Otto of Greece
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February 7

Jean-Claude "Baby Doc" Duvalier
Jean-Claude "Baby Doc" Duvalier
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February 8: Chinese New Year, Korean New Year, Tsagaan Sar in Mongolia, and Losar in Bhutan and Tibet (2016); Shrove Monday (Western Christianity, 2016); Prešeren Day in Slovenia

Sandford Fleming
Sandford Fleming
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February 9: Mardi Gras/Shrove Tuesday (Western Christianity, 2016)

John Quincy Adams
John Quincy Adams
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February 10: Ash Wednesday in Western Christianity (2016); Feast of Saint Paul's Shipwreck in Malta

Rudolf Abel on Soviet stamp
Rudolf Abel on Soviet stamp
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February 11: Victory of the Revolution in Iran (1979); National Foundation Day in Japan

Nelson Mandela
Nelson Mandela
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February 12: Red Hand Day

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Puyi
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February 13

India Gate, New Delhi
India Gate, New Delhi
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February 14: Valentine's Day; Feast of St. Brigit of Kildare (Eastern Christianity)

Protests in Bahrain
Protests in Bahrain
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February 15: Family Day in various regions of Canada (2016); National Day in Serbia (1804); Washington's Birthday (Presidents' Day) in the United States (2016)

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DEW Line radar station
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February 16: Statehood Day in Lithuania (1918)

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Sikorsky S-51
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February 17: Independence Day in Kosovo (2008)

Geraldine Farrar as Madame Butterfly
Geraldine Farrar as Madame Butterfly
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February 18: Independence Day in the Gambia (1965)

Enterprise on the Shuttle Carrier Aircraft
Enterprise on the Shuttle Carrier Aircraft
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February 19

Dust storm at Manzanar
Dust storm at Manzanar
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February 20

Metropolitan Museum of Art, New York
Metropolitan Museum of Art, New York
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February 21: International Mother Language Day; Language Movement Day in Bangladesh

Richard Trevithick
Richard Trevithick
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February 22: Feast of Cathedra Petri (Catholicism)

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Shukri al-Quwatli
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February 23: National Day in Brunei (1984); Defender of the Fatherland Day in Russia and several other former Soviet republics; Purim Katan in Judaism (2016)

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Supernova SN1987A
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February 24: Independence Day in Estonia (1918); Flag Day in Mexico; National Artist Day in Thailand

Swaminarayan Mandir
Swaminarayan Mandir
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February 25: Soviet Occupation Day in Georgia (1921); National Day in Kuwait (1961)

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Hiram Rhodes Revels
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February 26: Ayyám-i-Há begins (Bahá'í calendar); Saviours' Day (Nation of Islam); Liberation Day in Kuwait (1991)

Takahashi Korekiyo
Takahashi Korekiyo
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February 27

Mary of Guise
Mary of Guise
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February 28: Teachers' Day in the Arab world; Kalevala Day in Finland

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Olof Palme
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February 29: Leap day (Gregorian calendar)

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