February History

Click a date in the February calendar to the right for a timeline of all February events on that day, listed chronologically by year. Below is a list of important March events.

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February Timeline

Chronological timeline of historical events that happened in the month of February. Who was born? Who died? Particular attention is paid to the religion, religious violence, and philosophy; the Crusades and the Holocaust

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2February2006
German, Spanish Newspapers Reprint Satirical Cartoons of Muhammad

German, Spanish Newspapers Reprint Satirical Cartoons of Muhammad

3February313
Edict of Milan Grants Legal Rights to Christians, Restores Confiscated Possessions

Edict of Milan Grants Legal Rights to Christians, Restores Confiscated Possessions

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3February619

Death of Laurence, Second Catholic Archbishop of Canterbury

3February1377
Cesena Bloodbath Occurs under Robert of Geneva (future Antipope Clement VII)

Cesena Bloodbath Occurs under Robert of Geneva (future Antipope Clement VII)

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3February1451
Death of Ottoman Sultan Murad II

Death of Ottoman Sultan Murad II

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3February1468
Death of Johannes Gutenberg, Creator of Movable-Type Printing Press

Death of Johannes Gutenberg, Creator of Movable-Type Printing Press

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3February1518
Pope Leo X Commands Augustinian Order to Discipline Martin Luther

Pope Leo X Commands Augustinian Order to Discipline Martin Luther

3February1887
Birth of Catholic Priest and Pacifist Max Josef Metzger

Birth of Catholic Priest and Pacifist Max Josef Metzger

3February1909

Birth of French Philosopher Simone Weil

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3February1933
Hitler's Speech to Military Denounces Any Principle Opposed to Nazism

Hitler's Speech to Military Denounces Any Principle Opposed to Nazism

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3February1945
Death of Roland Freisler, Nazi President of the People's Court

Death of Roland Freisler, Nazi President of the People's Court

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3February1985
Desmond Tutu Becomes Johannesburg's First Black Anglican Bishop

Desmond Tutu Becomes Johannesburg's First Black Anglican Bishop

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3February1994
Mother Teresa Denounces Abortion at National Prayer Breakfast

Mother Teresa Denounces Abortion at National Prayer Breakfast

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3February2003
Abu Hamza al-Masri: Shuttle Columbia Destroyed as a Sign from God

Abu Hamza al-Masri: Shuttle Columbia Destroyed as a Sign from God

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3February2006
Belgian Newspapers Reprint the Satirical Cartoons of Muhammad

Belgian Newspapers Reprint the Satirical Cartoons of Muhammad

3February2011
Guilty Verdict in Assassination Attempt Against Jyllands-Posten Muhammad Cartoonist

Guilty Verdict in Assassination Attempt Against Jyllands-Posten Muhammad Cartoonist

4February708
Death of Pope Sisinnius

Death of Pope Sisinnius

4February1194
Massive Ransom Finally Frees Richard I the Lionheart From Captivity

Massive Ransom Finally Frees Richard I the Lionheart From Captivity

4February1441
Pope Eugene IV Publishes Encyclical Cantate Domino on Biblical Canon

Pope Eugene IV Publishes Encyclical Cantate Domino on Biblical Canon

4February1841

Mormon Militia, Nauvoo Legion, Created to Defend Mormon Interests

4February1846
First Mormon Settlers Leave Nauvoo, Missouri to Settle in the West

First Mormon Settlers Leave Nauvoo, Missouri to Settle in the West

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4February1866
Christian Science Founder Mary Baker Eddy Allegedly Cures Her Injuries

Christian Science Founder Mary Baker Eddy Allegedly Cures Her Injuries

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4February1906
Birth of German Theologian Dietrich Bonhoeffer

Birth of German Theologian Dietrich Bonhoeffer

4February1949
Shah Mohammed Rize Pahlevi of Iran Survives Assassination Attempt

Shah Mohammed Rize Pahlevi of Iran Survives Assassination Attempt

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4February2004

Massachusetts High Court Rules on Equal Marriage Rights for Gay Couples

4February2005

New York Supreme Court Rules Against State Ban on Same-Sex Marriage

4February2006
Muslims Burn Norwegian, Danish Embassies in Damascus Over Muhammad Cartoons

Muslims Burn Norwegian, Danish Embassies in Damascus Over Muhammad Cartoons

5February1191
Richard I Lionheart and King of Sicily Tancred Meet

Richard I Lionheart and King of Sicily Tancred Meet

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5February1204

Byzantine Nobility Install Alexius Murtzuphlos to Throne

5February1265
Clement IV Elected Pope

Clement IV Elected Pope

5February1528
Protestant Reformation Officially Established in Switzerland

Protestant Reformation Officially Established in Switzerland

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5February1555
Fifth and Final Diet of Augsburg Begins

Fifth and Final Diet of Augsburg Begins

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5February1576
Henry of Navarre, Future King Henry IV of France, Joins Huguenots

Henry of Navarre, Future King Henry IV of France, Joins Huguenots

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5February1631
Founder of First American Baptist Church, Roger Williams, Arrives in North America

Founder of First American Baptist Church, Roger Williams, Arrives in North America

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5February1705
Death of Jakob Spener, Founder of Pietism

Death of Jakob Spener, Founder of Pietism

5February1837
Birth of American Evangelist Dwight L. Moody

Birth of American Evangelist Dwight L. Moody

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5February1927

Anti-Clerical Constitution of Mexico Ratified

5February1933
Communist Buildings, Presses, Property Seized by Nazis

Communist Buildings, Presses, Property Seized by Nazis

5February1938
German Cabinet Meets for Last Time Under Nazis

German Cabinet Meets for Last Time Under Nazis

5February1939
Catholic Paper Launched to Create Closer Ties Between Catholicism and Nazism

Catholic Paper Launched to Create Closer Ties Between Catholicism and Nazism

5February1941

Cardinal Bertram Reassures Bishops that Pope Pius XII is Impartial on War

5February1941
Romania Institutes Anti-Semitic Law Doubling Punishment for Jews

Romania Institutes Anti-Semitic Law Doubling Punishment for Jews

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5February1947
Jewish Council Refuses to British Military Find Zionist Terrorists

Jewish Council Refuses to British Military Find Zionist Terrorists

5February2003
 Colin Powell Delivers 'Weapons off Mass Destruction' Speech to UN to Justify Iraq War

Colin Powell Delivers 'Weapons off Mass Destruction' Speech to UN to Justify Iraq War

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5February2004
Pakistani Scientist Abdul Khan Admits to Spreading Nuclear Secrets

Pakistani Scientist Abdul Khan Admits to Spreading Nuclear Secrets

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5February2004
Mitt Romney: I Didn't Know You Gay People Had Families

Mitt Romney: I Didn't Know You Gay People Had Families

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5February2005
First Nationwide Municipal Elections Held in Saudi Arabia

First Nationwide Municipal Elections Held in Saudi Arabia

5February2006
Muslims Burn Danish Embassy in Beirut Over Cartoons of Muhammad

Muslims Burn Danish Embassy in Beirut Over Cartoons of Muhammad

6February337
Julius I is Elected Pope

Julius I is Elected Pope

6February743

Death of Tenth Muslim Caliph, Hishan ibn 'Abd al-Malik

 
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