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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8February2002
Mitt Romney: You Didn't Succeed On Your Own, You Had Help

Mitt Romney: You Didn't Succeed On Your Own, You Had Help

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8February2006
Muslims Hack Western Web Sites Over Muhammad Cartoons

Muslims Hack Western Web Sites Over Muhammad Cartoons

8February2006
Flemming Rose Offers to Reprint Iranian Cartoons Satirizing the Holocaust

Flemming Rose Offers to Reprint Iranian Cartoons Satirizing the Holocaust

8February2006
Muslims in Afghanistan Riot Over Jyllands-Posten Muhammad Cartoons

Muslims in Afghanistan Riot Over Jyllands-Posten Muhammad Cartoons

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8February2006
Russian Newspaper Publishes Religious Cartoon to Support Jyllands-Posten

Russian Newspaper Publishes Religious Cartoon to Support Jyllands-Posten

9February1098
Ridwan of Aleppo Prepares to Relieve Besieged City of Antioch

Ridwan of Aleppo Prepares to Relieve Besieged City of Antioch

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9February1119
Callistus II Elected Pope

Callistus II Elected Pope

9February1404
Birth of Last Byzantine Emperor, Constantine Palaeologus

Birth of Last Byzantine Emperor, Constantine Palaeologus

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9February1621
Pope Gregory XV Becomes First Jesuit-Educated Pope

Pope Gregory XV Becomes First Jesuit-Educated Pope

9February1737
Birth of Thomas Paine, Political Essayist and Author of Common Sense

Birth of Thomas Paine, Political Essayist and Author of Common Sense

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9February1910
Adolf Hitler Moves into Men's Home in Vienna

Adolf Hitler Moves into Men's Home in Vienna

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9February1937
Martin Bormann Bans Priests from Joining the Nazi Party

Martin Bormann Bans Priests from Joining the Nazi Party

9February1950
Senator Joe McCarthy Claims to have List of Communist Infiltrators

Senator Joe McCarthy Claims to have List of Communist Infiltrators

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9February1950
Death of Catholic Bishop Franz Justus Rarkowski

Death of Catholic Bishop Franz Justus Rarkowski

9February1957
House Committee on Un-American Activities Claims Over 200,000 Spies in the U.S.

House Committee on Un-American Activities Claims Over 200,000 Spies in the U.S.

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9February1963
Iraqi Premier Abd al-Karim Qasim Executed

Iraqi Premier Abd al-Karim Qasim Executed

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9February1970

Representatives of Jordan, Iraq, Syria, Sudan and U.A.R. Stand Firm on Violated Arab Land

9February2006
Religious Ceremony in Lebanon Becomes Massive Protest Against Muhammad Cartoons

Religious Ceremony in Lebanon Becomes Massive Protest Against Muhammad Cartoons

9February2006
Canadian Newspaper Seized for Republishing Jyllands-Posten Muhammad Cartoons

Canadian Newspaper Seized for Republishing Jyllands-Posten Muhammad Cartoons

10February1163
Death of King Baldwin III at Tripoli

Death of King Baldwin III at Tripoli

10February1258
Destruction of Baghdad by Mongols Ends Abbasid Period

Destruction of Baghdad by Mongols Ends Abbasid Period

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10February1755
Birth of Political Philosopher and Social Critic Charles de Montesquieu

Birth of Political Philosopher and Social Critic Charles de Montesquieu

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10February1829
Death of Reactionary, Anti-Modernist Pope Leo XII

Death of Reactionary, Anti-Modernist Pope Leo XII

10February1881
La Civilta Cattolica Publishes Article that Pogroms are Natural Response to Uppity Jews

La Civilta Cattolica Publishes Article that Pogroms are Natural Response to Uppity Jews

10February1933
Adolf Hitler Gives Two Hour Speech on Launching Moral Regeneration

Adolf Hitler Gives Two Hour Speech on Launching Moral Regeneration

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10February1934
Bishop Meiser Approves Integration of Evangelical Youth Groups into Hitler Youth

Bishop Meiser Approves Integration of Evangelical Youth Groups into Hitler Youth

10February1936
Hitler Declares Gestapo No Longer Subject to the Law

Hitler Declares Gestapo No Longer Subject to the Law

10February1939
Death of Pope Pius XI

Death of Pope Pius XI

10February1939
Jewish Converts Banned from Evangelical-Lutheran Churches in Thüringen

Jewish Converts Banned from Evangelical-Lutheran Churches in Thüringen

10February1947
Everson v. Board of Ed.: Supreme Court Upholds State Funds for Parochial School Transport

Everson v. Board of Ed.: Supreme Court Upholds State Funds for Parochial School Transport

10February1950
Federal Court Rules Alien Deportation of Communists is Constitutional

Federal Court Rules Alien Deportation of Communists is Constitutional

10February1969
Josef Frings Resigns as Archbishop of Cologne

Josef Frings Resigns as Archbishop of Cologne

10February2004
Muslim Hijab Banned in France

Muslim Hijab Banned in France

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10February2004

Poll: Most Americans Oppose Gay Marriage

10February2006
Italian Court Tosses Lawsuit Alleging Jesus Didn't Exist

Italian Court Tosses Lawsuit Alleging Jesus Didn't Exist

11February385
Siricius Elected Pope

Siricius Elected Pope

11February731
Death of Pope Gregory II

Death of Pope Gregory II

11February824
Death of Pope Paschal I

Death of Pope Paschal I

11February1141

Death of Medieval Theologian and Mystic, Hugh of St. Victor

11February1486
Dominican Friar Tomas de Torquemada Becomes Grand Inquisitor of Spanish Inquisition

Dominican Friar Tomas de Torquemada Becomes Grand Inquisitor of Spanish Inquisition

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11February1531
Henry VIII Made Head of the Church of England

Henry VIII Made Head of the Church of England

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11February1535
Birth of Gregory XIV

Birth of Gregory XIV

11February1650
Death of French Philosopher Rene Descartes

Death of French Philosopher Rene Descartes

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11February1790

Quakers Petition Congress to End Slavery in U.S.

11February1858
Bernadette Soubirous of Lourdes Allegedly See Virgin Mary for First Time

Bernadette Soubirous of Lourdes Allegedly See Virgin Mary for First Time

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11February1900

Birth of German Philosopher Hans-Georg Gadamer

11February1906
Pope Pius X Condemns Church/State Separation

Pope Pius X Condemns Church/State Separation

11February1916
Freethinker and Anarchist Emma Goldman Arrested

Freethinker and Anarchist Emma Goldman Arrested

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11February1929
Pope Pius XI Signs Agreement With Mussolini to Discriminate Against Jews and Protestants

Pope Pius XI Signs Agreement With Mussolini to Discriminate Against Jews and Protestants

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11February1944

Follett v. Town of McCormick: 'Freedom of Religion' Means 'Freedom From Government Fees'

 
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