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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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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8 February 2002
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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8 February 2006
Muslims Hack Western Web Sites Over Muhammad Cartoons

Muslims Hack Western Web Sites Over Muhammad Cartoons

8 February 2006
Flemming Rose Offers to Reprint Iranian Cartoons Satirizing the Holocaust

Flemming Rose Offers to Reprint Iranian Cartoons Satirizing the Holocaust

8 February 2006
Muslims in Afghanistan Riot Over Jyllands-Posten Muhammad Cartoons

Muslims in Afghanistan Riot Over Jyllands-Posten Muhammad Cartoons

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8 February 2006
Russian Newspaper Publishes Religious Cartoon to Support Jyllands-Posten

Russian Newspaper Publishes Religious Cartoon to Support Jyllands-Posten

9 February 1098
Ridwan of Aleppo Prepares to Relieve Besieged City of Antioch

Ridwan of Aleppo Prepares to Relieve Besieged City of Antioch

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9 February 1119
Callistus II Elected Pope

Callistus II Elected Pope

9 February 1404
Birth of Last Byzantine Emperor, Constantine Palaeologus

Birth of Last Byzantine Emperor, Constantine Palaeologus

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9 February 1621
Pope Gregory XV Becomes First Jesuit-Educated Pope

Pope Gregory XV Becomes First Jesuit-Educated Pope

9 February 1737
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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9 February 1910
Adolf Hitler Moves into Men's Home in Vienna

Adolf Hitler Moves into Men's Home in Vienna

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9 February 1937
Martin Bormann Bans Priests from Joining the Nazi Party

Martin Bormann Bans Priests from Joining the Nazi Party

9 February 1950
Senator Joe McCarthy Claims to have List of Communist Infiltrators

Senator Joe McCarthy Claims to have List of Communist Infiltrators

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9 February 1950
Death of Catholic Bishop Franz Justus Rarkowski

Death of Catholic Bishop Franz Justus Rarkowski

9 February 1957
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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9 February 1963
Iraqi Premier Abd al-Karim Qasim Executed

Iraqi Premier Abd al-Karim Qasim Executed

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9 February 1970

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

9 February 2006
Religious Ceremony in Lebanon Becomes Massive Protest Against Muhammad Cartoons

Religious Ceremony in Lebanon Becomes Massive Protest Against Muhammad Cartoons

9 February 2006
Canadian Newspaper Seized for Republishing Jyllands-Posten Muhammad Cartoons

Canadian Newspaper Seized for Republishing Jyllands-Posten Muhammad Cartoons

10 February 1163
Death of King Baldwin III at Tripoli

Death of King Baldwin III at Tripoli

10 February 1258
Destruction of Baghdad by Mongols Ends Abbasid Period

Destruction of Baghdad by Mongols Ends Abbasid Period

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10 February 1755
Birth of Political Philosopher and Social Critic Charles de Montesquieu

Birth of Political Philosopher and Social Critic Charles de Montesquieu

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10 February 1829
Death of Reactionary, Anti-Modernist Pope Leo XII

Death of Reactionary, Anti-Modernist Pope Leo XII

10 February 1881
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

10 February 1933
Adolf Hitler Gives Two Hour Speech on Launching Moral Regeneration

Adolf Hitler Gives Two Hour Speech on Launching Moral Regeneration

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10 February 1934
Bishop Meiser Approves Integration of Evangelical Youth Groups into Hitler Youth

Bishop Meiser Approves Integration of Evangelical Youth Groups into Hitler Youth

10 February 1936
Hitler Declares Gestapo No Longer Subject to the Law

Hitler Declares Gestapo No Longer Subject to the Law

10 February 1939
Death of Pope Pius XI

Death of Pope Pius XI

10 February 1939
Jewish Converts Banned from Evangelical-Lutheran Churches in Thüringen

Jewish Converts Banned from Evangelical-Lutheran Churches in Thüringen

10 February 1947
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

10 February 1950
Federal Court Rules Alien Deportation of Communists is Constitutional

Federal Court Rules Alien Deportation of Communists is Constitutional

10 February 1969
Josef Frings Resigns as Archbishop of Cologne

Josef Frings Resigns as Archbishop of Cologne

10 February 2004
Muslim Hijab Banned in France

Muslim Hijab Banned in France

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10 February 2004

Poll: Most Americans Oppose Gay Marriage

10 February 2006
Italian Court Tosses Lawsuit Alleging Jesus Didn't Exist

Italian Court Tosses Lawsuit Alleging Jesus Didn't Exist

11 February 385
Siricius Elected Pope

Siricius Elected Pope

11 February 731
Death of Pope Gregory II

Death of Pope Gregory II

11 February 824
Death of Pope Paschal I

Death of Pope Paschal I

11 February 1141

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

11 February 1486
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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11 February 1531
Henry VIII Made Head of the Church of England

Henry VIII Made Head of the Church of England

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11 February 1535
Birth of Gregory XIV

Birth of Gregory XIV

11 February 1650
Death of French Philosopher Rene Descartes

Death of French Philosopher Rene Descartes

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11 February 1790

Quakers Petition Congress to End Slavery in U.S.

11 February 1858
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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11 February 1900

Birth of German Philosopher Hans-Georg Gadamer

11 February 1906
Pope Pius X Condemns Church/State Separation

Pope Pius X Condemns Church/State Separation

11 February 1916
Freethinker and Anarchist Emma Goldman Arrested

Freethinker and Anarchist Emma Goldman Arrested

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11 February 1929
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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11 February 1944

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

 
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