Wikipedia:Selected anniversaries/February 15

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This is a list of selected February 15 anniversaries that appears on the "On this day" section of the Main Page. To suggest a new item, in most cases you can be bold and edit this page. Please read the selected anniversaries guidelines before making your edit. However, if your addition might be controversial, or on a day that is or soon will be on the Main Page, please post your suggestion on the talk page instead.

Please note that the events listed on the Main Page are chosen based more on relative article quality and to maintain a mix of topics, not based solely on how important or significant their subjects are. Only 5–6 events are posted at a time and thus not everything that is "most important and significant" can be listed. In addition, an event is not generally posted this year if it is also the subject of the scheduled February 15, 2020 featured article or the February 15, 2020 featured picture.

To report an error when this appears on the Main Page, see Main Page errors. Please remember that this list defers to the supporting articles, so it is best to achieve consensus and make any necessary changes there first.

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Blurb Reason
Candlemas (Eastern Christianity); refimprove sections
1493Christopher Columbus wrote an open letter describing his discoveries and the unexpected items he came across in the New World, which was widely distributed upon his return to Portugal. refimprove section
1954 – The Canadian and American governments agreed to jointly build the Distant Early Warning Line, a line of radar stations running across the high Arctic. refimprove section
1971 – The British pound sterling and the Irish pound were decimalised on what is called Decimal Day. refimprove section, lead too short
1989 – The Soviet Union officially announced that all of its troops had withdrawn from Afghanistan after a nine-year conflict. lots of CN tags
1994 – Less than four years after declaring its independence from the Soviet Union, Tatarstan officially agreed to become a federal subject of Russia. refimprove section


February 15: National Flag of Canada Day; Statehood Day in Serbia (1804)

Don Dunstan in 1968
Don Dunstan

Oswiu (d. 670) · Domingo Faustino Sarmiento (b. 1811) · Angella D. Ferguson (b. 1925)

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