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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16February1938
Benito Mussolini Officially Declares There is No Jewish Problem in Italy

Benito Mussolini Officially Declares There is No Jewish Problem in Italy

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16February1939
Franz Gürtner Says Racial Term Aryan to be Replaced by European Racial

Franz Gürtner Says Racial Term Aryan to be Replaced by European Racial

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16February1941
Pope Pius XII Tells Bishop Clemens von Galen That He Loves All Children of the Church

Pope Pius XII Tells Bishop Clemens von Galen That He Loves All Children of the Church

16February1950

Polish Government Puts Bishop Kowalski Under House Arrest

16February1965
Birth of Madalyn Murray O'Hair's Only Grandchild

Birth of Madalyn Murray O'Hair's Only Grandchild

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16February1999

ACLU v. Schundler: Court Rules on Constitutionality of Holiday Displays

16February1999
Paul Weyrich Tells Christian Conservatives Drop Out of American Culture

Paul Weyrich Tells Christian Conservatives Drop Out of American Culture

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16February2004
Paul Bremer Opposes Islam Being Chief Source of Law in Iraq

Paul Bremer Opposes Islam Being Chief Source of Law in Iraq

17February440

Death of Armenian Monk Saint Mesrop Mashtots

17February1111

Sultan's Minbar Destoyed in Baghdad

17February1370
Teutonic Knights Defeat Pagan Lithuanians at Battle of Rudau

Teutonic Knights Defeat Pagan Lithuanians at Battle of Rudau

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17February1448
Concordat of Vienna Signed by Pope Nicholas V

Concordat of Vienna Signed by Pope Nicholas V

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17February1537
Pope Paul III Calls for a Council to Deal With Reformation

Pope Paul III Calls for a Council to Deal With Reformation

17February1540
Philipp Melanchthon Rejects Doctrine of Papal Supremacy Over Christian Church

Philipp Melanchthon Rejects Doctrine of Papal Supremacy Over Christian Church

17February1600
Giordano Bruno Burned at the Stake for Heresy

Giordano Bruno Burned at the Stake for Heresy

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17February1776
Edward Gibbon Publishes 1st Volume of Decline & Fall of Roman Empire

Edward Gibbon Publishes 1st Volume of Decline & Fall of Roman Empire

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17February1815
Terrett v. Taylor: Supreme Court Rules on Rights of Religious Corporations

Terrett v. Taylor: Supreme Court Rules on Rights of Religious Corporations

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17February1865
Birth of German Philosopher, Theologian, Religious Historian Ernst Troeltsch

Birth of German Philosopher, Theologian, Religious Historian Ernst Troeltsch

17February1889
Evangelist Billy Sunday Holds First Public Crusade in Chicago

Evangelist Billy Sunday Holds First Public Crusade in Chicago

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17February1921
Henry Ford Doesn't Care if Antisemitic Book 'Protocols of Elders of Zion' Is Fake

Henry Ford Doesn't Care if Antisemitic Book 'Protocols of Elders of Zion' Is Fake

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17February1933
Adolf Hitler Orders That Police Work With SS and SA

Adolf Hitler Orders That Police Work With SS and SA

17February1941
Maximilian Kolbe Arrested by Gestapo and Put in Pawiak Prison

Maximilian Kolbe Arrested by Gestapo and Put in Pawiak Prison

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17February1947
Dutch Catholic Bishops Condemn Communism

Dutch Catholic Bishops Condemn Communism

17February1969
Golda Meir Becomes Israel's First Female Prime Minister

Golda Meir Becomes Israel's First Female Prime Minister

17February1993
IRS: Jerry Falwell's Old Time Gospel Hour Program Broke Tax Laws

IRS: Jerry Falwell's Old Time Gospel Hour Program Broke Tax Laws

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17February1997
Wrongful Death Lawsuit Filed in Lisa McPherson Case Against Church of Scientology

Wrongful Death Lawsuit Filed in Lisa McPherson Case Against Church of Scientology

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17February2004

Thomas O'Brien Becomes First U.S. Catholic Bishop Convicted of a Felony

17February2006
Muslims in Nigeria Riot Over Jyllands-Posten Muhammad Cartoons

Muslims in Nigeria Riot Over Jyllands-Posten Muhammad Cartoons

17February2006
Russian Newspaper Closed Over Religious Cartoon Supporting Jyllands-Posten

Russian Newspaper Closed Over Religious Cartoon Supporting Jyllands-Posten

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18February999
Death of Pope Gregory V

Death of Pope Gregory V

18February1229
Emperor Frederick II Signs Treaty With Sultan of Egypt

Emperor Frederick II Signs Treaty With Sultan of Egypt

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18February1239
Truce Between Emperor Frederick II and Sultan Kamil of Egypt Ends

Truce Between Emperor Frederick II and Sultan Kamil of Egypt Ends

18February1546
Death of Martin Luther, Founder of Protestant Reformation

Death of Martin Luther, Founder of Protestant Reformation

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18February1838
Birth of Physicist and Philosopher Ernst Mach

Birth of Physicist and Philosopher Ernst Mach

18February1933
Marinus van der Lubbe Arrives in Berlin Ahead of Reichstag Fire

Marinus van der Lubbe Arrives in Berlin Ahead of Reichstag Fire

18February1937
Heinrich Himmler Tells SS: Homosexuality Upsets Sexual Balance-Sheet in Germany

Heinrich Himmler Tells SS: Homosexuality Upsets Sexual Balance-Sheet in Germany

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18February1940
Official Breslau Diocese Publication: Germany in Holy Struggle for Lebensraum

Official Breslau Diocese Publication: Germany in Holy Struggle for Lebensraum

18February1943
Goebbels Delivers Total War Speech at Berlin Sportpalast

Goebbels Delivers Total War Speech at Berlin Sportpalast

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18February1960

Death of British Philosopher and Jurist John Langshaw Austin

18February1979
Snow Falls in the Sahara

Snow Falls in the Sahara

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18February1984

Italy Ends Catholicism as Official State Religion

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18February1988
Anthony M. Kennedy Sworn in as Associate Justice to Supreme Court

Anthony M. Kennedy Sworn in as Associate Justice to Supreme Court

18February2006
Mobs Riot in Lybia and Nigeria Over Muhammad Cartoons

Mobs Riot in Lybia and Nigeria Over Muhammad Cartoons

18February2006
Italian Minister Roberto Calderoli Resigns Over Muhammad Cartoon Shirt

Italian Minister Roberto Calderoli Resigns Over Muhammad Cartoon Shirt

19February356
Emperor Constantius II Closes Pagan Temples

Emperor Constantius II Closes Pagan Temples

19February607
Boniface III Elected Pope

Boniface III Elected Pope

19February842

Veneration of Icons in Churches Formally Accepted

19February1199
Pope Innocent III Creates Order of Teutonic Knights

Pope Innocent III Creates Order of Teutonic Knights

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19February1473
Birth of Nicolaus Copernicus

Birth of Nicolaus Copernicus

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19February1539
Jews Expelled from Tyrnau, Hungary

Jews Expelled from Tyrnau, Hungary

 
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