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February 1: Black History Month begins in Canada and the United States; Fajr decade begins in Iran; National Freedom Day in the United States

Jóhanna Sigurðardóttir
Jóhanna Sigurðardóttir

Francesco Maria Veracini (b. 1690) · Clara Butt (b. 1872) · N. D. Cocea (d. 1949)

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February 2: Groundhog Day in Canada and the United States

F-16 Fighting Falcon
F-16 Fighting Falcon

Isaac Titsingh (d. 1812) · Frederick William Vanderbilt (b. 1856) · Mary Docherty (d. 2000)

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February 3: Setsubun in Japan; Four Chaplains' Day in the United States

Wreckage of the plane crash that killed Buddy Holly, Ritchie Valens, and the Big Bopper
Wreckage of the plane crash that killed Buddy Holly, Ritchie Valens, and the Big Bopper

Coloman, King of Hungary (d. 1116) · George Crabbe (d. 1832) · Tatyana Velikanova (b. 1932)

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February 4: Independence Day in Sri Lanka (1948)

Yasser Arafat
Yasser Arafat

Ceolnoth (d. 870) · Carl Michael Bellman (b. 1740) · Karen Carpenter (d. 1983)

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February 5

The "Welcome Stranger" gold nugget
The "Welcome Stranger" gold nugget

C. E. Brock (b. 1870) · Josiah Thomas (d. 1933) · Neymar (b. 1992)

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February 6: Sámi National Day (Sámi people); Waitangi Day in New Zealand (1840); Ronald Reagan Day in California and Wisconsin

Sir Thomas Stamford Raffles
Stamford Raffles

António Vieira (b. 1608) · Pierre André Latreille (d. 1833) · Barbara W. Tuchman (d. 1989)

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February 7

Jean-Claude Duvalier
Jean-Claude Duvalier

Lü Bu (d. 199) · Azar Bigdeli (b. 1722) · Desmond Doss (b. 1919)

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February 8

Mary, Queen of Scots
Mary, Queen of Scots

Guercino (b. 1591) · John Ruskin (b. 1819) · A. Chandranehru (d. 2005)

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February 9

Joseph McCarthy
Joseph McCarthy

George Hamilton, 1st Earl of Orkney (b. 1666) · Aletta Jacobs (b. 1854) · Howard Martin Temin (d. 1994)

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February 10

Roy Lichtenstein
Roy Lichtenstein

Royal Cortissoz (b. 1869) · Joseph Lister (d. 1912) · Pope Pius XI (d. 1939)

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February 11

"Le beau vingt-et-unièm" from La fille du régiment

René Descartes (d. 1650) · Keith Holyoake (b. 1904) · Jennifer Aniston (b. 1969)

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February 12: Red Hand Day; Darwin Day

Christian Dior's "New Look"
Christian Dior's "New Look"

Daughter of Emperor Xiaoming of Northern Wei (b. 528) · Ethan Allen (d. 1789) · Jean Eyeghé Ndong (b. 1946)

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February 13

The covering of the Senne
The covering of the Senne

Isabella d'Este (d. 1539) · Rufus Wilmot Griswold (b. 1815) · Waylon Jennings (d. 2002)

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February 14: Valentine's Day

Great Ormond Street Hospital
Great Ormond Street Hospital

Rǫgnvaldr Guðrøðarson (d. 1229) · Anna Howard Shaw (b. 1847) · Pam McConnell (b. 1946)

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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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February 16: Day of the Shining Star in North Korea

Tutankhamun's death mask
Tutankhamun's death mask

Jean du Bellay (d. 1560) · Henry Wilson (b. 1812) · Lanny McDonald (b. 1953)

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February 17: Independence Day in Kosovo (2008)

Geraldine Farrar as Madama Butterfly
Geraldine Farrar as Madama Butterfly

Jovian (d. 364) · Isabelle Eberhardt (b. 1877) · Amber Merritt (b. 1993)

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February 18: Family Day in various regions of Canada (2019); Washington's Birthday (Presidents' Day) in the United States (2019)

Chelsea Manning
Chelsea Manning

Angilbert (d. 814) · William Phips (d. 1695) · Bidzina Ivanishvili (b. 1956)

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February 19

Henry Ossian Flipper
Henry Ossian Flipper

Thomas Arundel (d. 1414) · Mary Dilys Glynne (b. 1895) · Sylvia Rivera (d. 2002)

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February 20

Avro CF-105 Arrow
Avro CF-105 Arrow

Jean-Jacques d'Ortous de Mairan (d. 1771) · Alfred Escher (b. 1819) · Audrey Munson (d. 1996)

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February 21

Kurt Eisner
Kurt Eisner

Edward Hawke, 1st Baron Hawke (b. 1705) · Mary Edwards Walker (d. 1919) · Howard Florey (d. 1968)

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February 22

Johns Hopkins Hospital
Johns Hopkins Hospital

Peder Syv (b. 1631) · Elizabeth Keawepoʻoʻole Sumner (d. 1911) · Felix Frankfurter (d. 1965)

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February 23

Remnant of supernova 1987A
Remnant of supernova 1987A

George Frideric Handel (b. 1685) · César Ritz (b. 1850) · L. S. Lowry (d. 1976)

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February 24: Independence Day in Estonia (1918)

The Burning of Drury Lane Theatre from Westminster Bridge by Thomas Luny
The Burning of Drury Lane Theatre from Westminster Bridge by Thomas Luny

Arcangela Tarabotti (b. 1604) · Thomas Bowdler (d. 1825) · Alain Prost (b. 1955)

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

Edvard Beneš
Edvard Beneš

Ibn Battuta (b. 1304) · Andranik (b. 1865) · Elizabeth Gertrude Britton (d. 1934)

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February 26: First day of Ayyám-i-Há (Bahá'í calendar, 2019); Birth of Fatimah al-Zahra/Mother's Day in Iran (2019)

"Napoleon's Return from Elba", by Charles de Steuben
Napoleon's Return from Elba, by Charles de Steuben

John de Vere, 12th Earl of Oxford (d. 1462) · Herbert Henry Dow (b. 1866) · Recep Tayyip Erdoğan (b. 1954)

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February 27

Bayern Munich logo
Bayern Munich logo

Robert of Melun (d. 1167) · Joaquín Sorolla (b. 1863) · Leah Poulton (b. 1984)

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February 28: Fat Thursday (Catholicism, 2019); Kalevala Day in Finland

Pope Benedict XVI
Pope Benedict XVI

Guillaume Delisle (b. 1675) · Hortense Allart (d. 1879) · Henry James (d. 1916)

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February 29: Leap day (Gregorian calendar)

Tokyo Skytree
Tokyo Skytree

Oswald of Worcester (d. 992) · Gioachino Rossini (b. 1792)

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