February History

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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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19 February 1788
Edict of Censorship Issued in Prussia

Edict of Censorship Issued in Prussia

19 February 1872

Fourth Constitutional Convention Tries for Utah Statehood

19 February 1887
Congress Passes Revised Version of Edmunds-Tucker Bill to Undermine Mormon Church

Congress Passes Revised Version of Edmunds-Tucker Bill to Undermine Mormon Church

19 February 1896
Joseph McCabe Resigns From Roman Catholic Priesthood

Joseph McCabe Resigns From Roman Catholic Priesthood

19 February 1916
Death of Austrian Physicist and Philosopher Ernst Mach

Death of Austrian Physicist and Philosopher Ernst Mach

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19 February 1933
Leader of Catholic National Socialists, Georg Lossau, Wants Ban on Nazi Party Membership Lifted

Leader of Catholic National Socialists, Georg Lossau, Wants Ban on Nazi Party Membership Lifted

19 February 1942
100,000 Japanese Americans Interned Until End of WWII

100,000 Japanese Americans Interned Until End of WWII

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19 February 1953
First U.S. Censorship Board Created

First U.S. Censorship Board Created

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19 February 1965

Italians Finally Allowed to Speak and Write in Favor of Birth Control

19 February 1966
Narconon Established by Scientology to Fight Substance Abuse and Addiction

Narconon Established by Scientology to Fight Substance Abuse and Addiction

19 February 1975
Meek v. Pittenger: Giving Instructional Material to Religious Schools Ruled Unconstitutional

Meek v. Pittenger: Giving Instructional Material to Religious Schools Ruled Unconstitutional

19 February 1997
 Boerne v. Flores: Court Rules RFRA is Unconstitutional

Boerne v. Flores: Court Rules RFRA is Unconstitutional

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19 February 2001
Montana House Committee Votes Against 'Additional Theories Origin' Bill

Montana House Committee Votes Against 'Additional Theories Origin' Bill

19 February 2002
John Ashcroft Implies Atheists Aren't Civilized at Religious Convention

John Ashcroft Implies Atheists Aren't Civilized at Religious Convention

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19 February 2003

Former Pastor Elizaphan Ntakirutimana and Son Convicted by U.N. of War Crimes

19 February 2004
Iran's Judiciary Closes Reform Newspapers

Iran's Judiciary Closes Reform Newspapers

19 February 2004

Kuwaiti Newspaper Reports on Terrorist Meeting to Launch Wave of Terror

19 February 2006
Iran's Foreign Minister Calls for End to Rioting Over Muhammad Cartoons

Iran's Foreign Minister Calls for End to Rioting Over Muhammad Cartoons

20 February 1194
Death of Tancred, King of Sicily

Death of Tancred, King of Sicily

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20 February 1422
Papal Bull to Protect the Jews Confirmed by Pope Martin V

Papal Bull to Protect the Jews Confirmed by Pope Martin V

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20 February 1431
Death of Pope Martin V

Death of Pope Martin V

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20 February 1656
Death of Bishop James Ussher

Death of Bishop James Ussher

20 February 1819
Supreme Court Rules Federal Government Has More Power Than Any State

Supreme Court Rules Federal Government Has More Power Than Any State

20 February 1834
Birth of Hindu Reformer and Theologian Sri Ramakrishna Paramhansa

Birth of Hindu Reformer and Theologian Sri Ramakrishna Paramhansa

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20 February 1878
Leo XIII is Elected Pope

Leo XIII is Elected Pope

20 February 1917
Future Pope Pius XII, Eugenio Pacelli, Appointed Apostolic Nuncio to Germany

Future Pope Pius XII, Eugenio Pacelli, Appointed Apostolic Nuncio to Germany

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20 February 1933
Hitler Reassures Industrialists and Corporate Leaders at Secret Meeting

Hitler Reassures Industrialists and Corporate Leaders at Secret Meeting

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20 February 1938
Franz Rarkowski Consecrated Catholic Bishop of Military Chaplains

Franz Rarkowski Consecrated Catholic Bishop of Military Chaplains

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20 February 1938
Bishop Ehrenfried: Unite Totalitarianism of Church and State

Bishop Ehrenfried: Unite Totalitarianism of Church and State

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20 February 1939
Pro-Nazi Rally at Madison Square Garden Draws More Than 20,000

Pro-Nazi Rally at Madison Square Garden Draws More Than 20,000

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20 February 1939
Jews Banned From Joining Italy's Fascist Party

Jews Banned From Joining Italy's Fascist Party

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20 February 1947
British Government Announces it Will Leave India

British Government Announces it Will Leave India

20 February 1947
Zionist Terrorist Group Irgun Launches Attacks Against British in Palestine

Zionist Terrorist Group Irgun Launches Attacks Against British in Palestine

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20 February 1949
Pope Pius XII Declares: There is No Compromise Between Communism and Catholicism

Pope Pius XII Declares: There is No Compromise Between Communism and Catholicism

20 February 1950
Senator Joe McCarthy: Some State Department Employees Are Communist Spies

Senator Joe McCarthy: Some State Department Employees Are Communist Spies

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20 February 1963
Rolf Hochhuth's Play 'The Deputy' Opens to Controversy

Rolf Hochhuth's Play 'The Deputy' Opens to Controversy

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20 February 2002
Zelman v. Simons: Supreme Court Rules in Favor of Ohio Financial Help to Religious Schools

Zelman v. Simons: Supreme Court Rules in Favor of Ohio Financial Help to Religious Schools

20 February 2004

New Mexico Republican County Clerk Issues Marriage Licenses for Same-Sex Couples

20 February 2004

King Sihanouk of Cambodia Considers Legalizing Same-Sex Marriage

21 February 1109
Death of Medieval Scholastic Philosopher Saint Anselm of Canterbury

Death of Medieval Scholastic Philosopher Saint Anselm of Canterbury

21 February 1173
Archbishop of Canterbury Thomas Becket Canonized by Pope Alexander III

Archbishop of Canterbury Thomas Becket Canonized by Pope Alexander III

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21 February 1431
Joan of Arc on Trial for Heresy

Joan of Arc on Trial for Heresy

21 February 1513
Death of Pope Julius II

Death of Pope Julius II

21 February 1677
Death of Philosopher and Rationalist Baruch Spinoza

Death of Philosopher and Rationalist Baruch Spinoza

21 February 1730
Death of Pope Benedict XIII

Death of Pope Benedict XIII

21 February 1801
Birth of John Henry Newman, Leader of the Oxford Movement

Birth of John Henry Newman, Leader of the Oxford Movement

21 February 1848
'The Communist Manifesto' Published by Karl Marx and Friedrich Engels

'The Communist Manifesto' Published by Karl Marx and Friedrich Engels

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21 February 1852
Pope Pius IX Insists Grand Duke of Tuscany Revoke Jews' Right to Live Outside Ghettos

Pope Pius IX Insists Grand Duke of Tuscany Revoke Jews' Right to Live Outside Ghettos

21 February 1919

Socialist Prime Minister of Bavaria Kurt Eisner Assassinated

21 February 1921

Birth of American Philosopher John Rawls

 
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