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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11February1949

Romanian Government Orders State Supervision of Church Groups

11February1963
U.S. Officially Recognizes Ba'athist Government of Iraq

U.S. Officially Recognizes Ba'athist Government of Iraq

11February1979
Ayatollah Ruhollah Khomeini Seizes Power in Iran

Ayatollah Ruhollah Khomeini Seizes Power in Iran

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11February1984

Iran Escalates War Against Iraq With Major Offensive

11February1989

Barbara Harris Becomes First Black Female to be Bishop of U.S. Episcopal Church

11February2004
French Prosecutors Investigating Money-Laundering by Yasser Arafat's Wife

French Prosecutors Investigating Money-Laundering by Yasser Arafat's Wife

11February2006
Threats Due to Muhammad Cartoons Force Closing of Danish Embassy in Syria

Threats Due to Muhammad Cartoons Force Closing of Danish Embassy in Syria

12February1049
Leo IX Elected Pope in Worms

Leo IX Elected Pope in Worms

12February1130
Innocent II Elected Pope With Minority Vote

Innocent II Elected Pope With Minority Vote

12February1481
Six Burned Alive in Spain in Auto-De-Fé for Practicing Judaism

Six Burned Alive in Spain in Auto-De-Fé for Practicing Judaism

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12February1663
Birth of Cotton Mather, Puritan Leader

Birth of Cotton Mather, Puritan Leader

12February1789
Death of Freethinker and American Patriot Ethan Allen

Death of Freethinker and American Patriot Ethan Allen

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12February1804
Death of German Philosopher Immanuel Kant

Death of German Philosopher Immanuel Kant

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12February1809
Birth of Author Charles Darwin, Author of Evolutionary Theory

Birth of Author Charles Darwin, Author of Evolutionary Theory

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12February1834
Death of German Philosopher and Theologian Friedrich Schleiermacher

Death of German Philosopher and Theologian Friedrich Schleiermacher

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12February1885
Birth of Notorious Anti-Semite Julius Streicher

Birth of Notorious Anti-Semite Julius Streicher

12February1918

Frederick Shumaker Convicted in Kansas for Vulgar Comments about U.S. Flag

12February1922
Achille Ratti Formally Installed as Pope Pius XI

Achille Ratti Formally Installed as Pope Pius XI

12February1931
Bavarian Bishops' Conference Issues Instructions to Clergy About National Socialism

Bavarian Bishops' Conference Issues Instructions to Clergy About National Socialism

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12February1934
Berlin Gestapo Reports on Meeting of German Christians

Berlin Gestapo Reports on Meeting of German Christians

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12February1949
Pope Pius XII Excommunicates People Involved With Cardinal Mindezenty's Imprisonment

Pope Pius XII Excommunicates People Involved With Cardinal Mindezenty's Imprisonment

12February1953

U.K. and Egypt Give Sudan Opportunity for Self-Government

12February1970

Cairo Scrap-Metal Plant Attacked by Israelis

12February1997
Iran Raises Price on Salman Rushdie's Head

Iran Raises Price on Salman Rushdie's Head

12February2004
San Francisco Issues Marriage Licenses to Homosexual Couples

San Francisco Issues Marriage Licenses to Homosexual Couples

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12February2004
George W. Bush Supports Constitutional Ban on Gay Marriage

George W. Bush Supports Constitutional Ban on Gay Marriage

12February2006
Silvio Berlusconi Says He's Like Jesus Christ

Silvio Berlusconi Says He's Like Jesus Christ

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12February2008
Plot to Kill Jyllands-Posten Muhammad Cartoonist

Plot to Kill Jyllands-Posten Muhammad Cartoonist

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13February1130
Death of Pope Honorius II

Death of Pope Honorius II

13February1349
Switzerland Expels Jews from Burgsdorf

Switzerland Expels Jews from Burgsdorf

13February1599
Pope Alexander VII Born Fabio Chigi

Pope Alexander VII Born Fabio Chigi

13February1633
Galileo to Stand Trial Before Inquisition for Heresy

Galileo to Stand Trial Before Inquisition for Heresy

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13February1728
Death of Cotton Mather, Puritan Leader

Death of Cotton Mather, Puritan Leader

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13February1826
American Temperance Society Founded in Boston

American Temperance Society Founded in Boston

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13February1869
Nietzsche Appointed Professor of Philology in Basel, Switzerland

Nietzsche Appointed Professor of Philology in Basel, Switzerland

13February1919
German Catholic Center Party Does Not Approve Overthrow of Monarchy

German Catholic Center Party Does Not Approve Overthrow of Monarchy

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13February1934
Church Leaders Require Church Books to Meet Racial Standards

Church Leaders Require Church Books to Meet Racial Standards

13February1939
Westerbork Camp Created in the Netherlands for Refugees Fleeing Germany

Westerbork Camp Created in the Netherlands for Refugees Fleeing Germany

13February1965
Rolf Hochhuth's Play 'The Deputy' Banned in Private Theater in Rome

Rolf Hochhuth's Play 'The Deputy' Banned in Private Theater in Rome

13February1973

National Council of U.S. Catholic Bishops Passes Judgment on Abortion

13February1996

France's Catholic Bishops Say Condoms Acceptable to Fight AIDs

13February1997
Iranian Government Reaffirms Intention to Kill Salman Rushdie

Iranian Government Reaffirms Intention to Kill Salman Rushdie

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13February2003
Televangelist Pat Robertson Diagnosed With Prostate Cancer

Televangelist Pat Robertson Diagnosed With Prostate Cancer

13February2004

South Korea Claims Successful Cloning of 30 Human Embryos

14February1014
Pope Benedict VIII Crowns Henry II Emperor

Pope Benedict VIII Crowns Henry II Emperor

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14February1076
Holy Roman Emperor Henry IV Excommunicated by Pope Gregory VII

Holy Roman Emperor Henry IV Excommunicated by Pope Gregory VII

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14February1099
Raymond IV of Toulouse Starts Siege of Arqah

Raymond IV of Toulouse Starts Siege of Arqah

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14February1124
Crusaders Begin Siege of Tyre

Crusaders Begin Siege of Tyre

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14February1130

Cardinal Pietro Pierleone Elected Anti-Pope Anacletus II

14February1349
2,000 Jews Burned at Stake in France

2,000 Jews Burned at Stake in France

 
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