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1884. Enigma Outbreak" of over 60 tornadoes in Mississippi, Alabama, North Carolina, South Carolina, Tennessee, Kentucky and Indiana kill hundreds.
Gosh, golly and gee whiz.

I thought we only had exceptional weather events now
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February 20.
1280. Japanese Imperial Court orders all temples and shrines to pray for victory in the impending second Mongol invasion.

1472. Orkney and Shetland are left by Norway to Scotland, due to a dowry payment.

1809. US Supreme Court rules federal government power greater than any state.

1872. Hydraulic electric elevator patented by Cyrus Baldwin.

1872. Silas Noble & JP Cooley patents toothpick manufacturing machine.

1909. The Hudson Motor Car Company is founded in Detroit, Michigan by retail titan Joseph L. Hudson and other investors.

1919. Foundation NHL club Toronto Arenas are permitted to cease operations due to financial difficulties; later become Toronto St. Patricks and then Maple Leafs.

1938. Adolf Hitler announces his support for Japan during the Sino-Japanese War.

1939. The American pro-Nazi organization German American Bund hold a rally at Madison Square Garden and 20,000 attend.

1941. 1st transport of Jews to concentration camps leave Plotsk Poland.

1952. "African Queen" film directed by John Huston, starring Humphrey Bogart and Katharine Hepburn is released in the US.

1959. Canada's program to design and manufacture the supersonic jet fighter the Avro Arrow is cancelled by the Diefenbaker government amid much political debate .

1962. John Glenn becomes the first American to orbit the Earth, aboard Friendship 7.

1971. Bruin Phil Espo1971 Bruin Phil Esposito is NHL's quickest to score 50 goals in a seasonsito is NHL's quickest to score 50 goals in a season.

1981. Quebec's Czech rookie brothers Peter and Anton Stastny each score first career NHL hat-tricks in Nordiques' 9-3 win at Vancouver; Peter adds 3 assists and Anton 2.

1998. Vancouver Canucks' right wing Pavel Bure scores 5 goals for Russia in a 7-4 semi-final win over Finland at the Nagano Winter Olympics.

2014. Canada beats Sweden, 6-3 in final to become first women's curling team to go through the Olympics undefeated as they win Sochi gold medal.
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303. First official Roman edict for persecution of Christians issued by Emperor Diocletian, ordering all churches to be closed and scriptures burnt.

1349. Jews are expelled from Zurich, Switzerland.

1632. Galileo Galilei's book "Dialogue Concerning the Two Chief World Systems" is published comparing the Copernican and Ptolemaic systems and whether the Earth orbits the sun.

1797. The Last Invasion of Britain, launched by the French during the Revolutionary Wars, begins near Fishguard, Wales. It failed.

1825. Russia and Britain establish the Alaska-Canada boundary.

1889. US President Cleveland signs bill to admit Dakotas, Montana & Washington state to the union.

1907. First cabs with taxi meters begin operating in London.

1911. The Canadian Parliament resolves to maintain union with the British Empire, while controlling domestic fiscal affairs.

1933.  Malcolm Campbell sets a world land speed record of 272.46 mph driving his famous Blue Bird car at Daytona Beach, Florida.

1935. Airplanes are no longer permitted to fly over the White House.

1940 German air force inadvertently sinks 2 German destroyers, killing 578 crew.

1958. Egypt & Syria form United Arab Republic (UAR).

1969. Beatles begin recording what becomes their "Abbey Road" album at EMI Recording Studio at 3 Abbey Road in Westminster, London, England; the studio was later renamed in honor of their achievements there.

1981. Slovak brothers Anton & Peter Šťastný score NHL rookie record 8 points each in Quebec Nordiques, 11-7 win over Washington Capitals at Capital Centre.

1989. Health officials call for government-organized sex holidays as a cure for citizens worn down by the stress of modern life. 

1997. Dolly the Sheep, world's first cloned mammal (from an adult cell) is announced by the Roslin Institute in Scotland.

2014. Viktor Yanukovych is ousted as President of Ukraine by the parliament following the Euromaidan revolution.
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1989. Health officials call for government-organized sex holidays as a cure for citizens worn down by the stress of modern life.
But, but….you don’t say where!
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Catsumi wrote: Feb 22nd, 2024, 6:48 pm
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1989. Health officials call for government-organized sex holidays as a cure for citizens worn down by the stress of modern life.
But, but….you don’t say where!
Ottawa of course. :laugh:
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Sorry, Finland.
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Babba_not_Gump wrote: Feb 22nd, 2024, 7:34 pm
Catsumi wrote: Feb 22nd, 2024, 6:48 pm

But, but….you don’t say where!
Ottawa of course. :laugh:
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Sorry, Finland.
I missed the important part, “organized by government”.

Is this why we’re always feeling screwed over, royally?
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February 23.
1782. Engineer James Watt's patent for a rotary motion for the steam engine (his sun-and-planet gear) is granted.

1836. Start of the battle of the Alamo, besieged for 13 days until March 6 by Mexican army under General Santa Anna; entire garrison eventually killed .

1886. "The Times" of London newspaper publishes world's 1st classified ad.

1887. French/Italian Riviera struck by Earthquake; 2,000 die.

1896. Tootsie Roll introduced by Leo Hirshfield.

1904. Having occupied Korea, Japan signs a treaty with Korea under which it becomes a Japanese protectorate in return for Japanese protection from other powers.

1910. 1st radio contest held (Philadelphia).

1938. Joe Louis retains his world heavyweight boxing title by knocking out Nathan Mann in round 3 at Madison Square Garden.

1940. Walt Disney's animated movie "Pinocchio" released.

1942. Japanese submarine fires on oil refinery in Ellwood, California.

1945. Canadian troops occupy Kalkar, Germany.

1947. US General Eisenhower opens drive to raise $170M in aid for European Jews.

1954. First mass inoculation against polio with the Jonas Salk vaccine takes place at Arsenal Elementary School in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania.

1964. 6th Daytona 500: Race winner Richard Petty,driving a 1964 Plymouth and debuting their brand-new 426 ci Chrysler Hemi engine, leads for record 184 of the 200 laps.

1967. 25th amendment (US Presidential succession) adopted. (Biden, are you listening?)

1971. US army officer William Calley confesses & implicates Captain Medina during his trial for the My Lai Massacre.

1975. In response to the energy crisis, daylight saving time commences nearly two months early in the United States.

1985. Goaltender Patrick Roy makes his NHL debut for the Montreal Canadiens.

1997. NBC TV shows "Schindler's List" completely uncensored, and without commercial interruptions; 65M viewers.

1998. Osama bin Laden publishes a fatwa declaring jihad against all Jews and Crusaders.

2014. A pro-Euromaidan rally is held in Simferopol, Ukraine, while in Kerch, protesters attempt to replace the Ukrainian flag from city hall with a Russian flag.

2020. China's Supreme Leader Xi Jinping describes the country's COVID-19 outbreak as the China's largest health emergency since 1949.
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February 26.
1606. First known European landing in Australia by Dutch navigator Willem Janszoon at the Pennefather River, Cape York, northern Australia.

1616. The Roman Inquisition delivers injunction to Galileo demanding he abandon his belief in heliocentrism, which states the Earth and planets revolve around the Sun.

1797. Bank of England issues first £1 note.

1895. Michael Owens of Toledo, Ohio, patents a glass-blowing machine to make glass bottles.

1907. Royal Oil & Shell merge to form British Petroleum (BP).

1914. HMHS Britannic, sister to the Titanic, is launched at Harland & Wolff, Belfast.

1919. US Congress establishes Grand Canyon National Park in Arizona.

1930. 1st red & green traffic lights installed in Manhattan, NYC.

1935. NY Yankees release Babe Ruth, he signs with Boston Braves.

1942. Werner Heisenberg, a principal scientist in the German nuclear weapons program, delivers a lecture to Nazi officials about extracting energy from nuclear fission.

1952.  P.M. Winston Churchill announces Britain has its own atomic bomb.

1954. Michigan Representative Ruth Thompson (R) introduces legislation to ban mailing "obscene, lewd, lascivious or filthy" phonograph (rock & roll) records.

1962. US Supreme court disallows race separation on public transportation.

1975. 1st televised kidney transplant (Today Show).

1980. Egypt & Israel exchange ambassadors for 1st time.

1987. NBA's Michael Jordan's 58 points in one game is a Chicago Bulls record.

1992. Irish Supreme Court rules 14-year-old rape victim may get an abortion.

1993. The World Trade Center in New York City was bombed in an act of terrorism, and Islamic radicals were later convicted for the crime.

2008. Global Seed Vault officially opens in Svalbard, Norway, to help preserve diversity and loss from other genebanks.

2013. A rocket launched from the Gaza strip into Israel ends the ceasefire since November 2012.
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February 27.
1557. 1st Russian Embassy arrives in London.

1670. Jews expelled from Austria by order of Leopold I.

1693. The first women's magazine "Ladies' Mercury", is published in London.

1813. 1st US federal vaccination legislation enacted.

1883. Oscar Hammerstein patents 1st cigar-rolling machine.

1940. Martin Kamen and Sam Ruben discover carbon-14 (radiocarbon dating) at the University of California Radiation Laboratory in Berkeley, California.

1949. Chaim Weizmann becomes 1st President of Israel.

1956. Female suffrage granted in Egypt.

1964. The government of Italy asks for help to keep the Leaning Tower of Pisa from toppling over.

1968. CBS news anchor Walter Cronkite delivers a scathing editorial on America's chances of winning the Vietnam War.

1974. "People" magazine begins sales.

1980. Israel & Egypt exchange ambassadors.

1990. Final day of the rum ration in the Royal New Zealand Navy.

1998. Britain's House of Lords agrees to end 1,000 years of male precedence by giving a monarch's first-born daughter the same claim to the throne as any first born son.

2007. Mark Messier's #11 jersey is retired by the Edmonton Oilers.

2012. Wikileaks begins disclosing 5 million emails from private intelligence company Stratfor.

2022. Countries sanction Russia for its invasion of Ukraine; EU closes its airspace to Russian planes, Russian banks excluded from worldwide Swift payment system, Sweden sends arms to Ukraine.
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1504.  Christopher Columbus uses a lunar eclipse to frighten hostile Jamaican Indians.

1692. First people are accused of witchcraft in Salem, Massachusetts - Sarah Good, Sarah Osborne and Tituba, a West Indian slave.

1712. February 29 is followed by February 30 in Sweden, in a move to abolish the Swedish calendar for a return to the Old style.

1880. Gotthard railway tunnel between Switzerland & Italy completed.

1936. The great Henri Richard was born.

1940. 12th Academy Awards: "Gone With The Wind" wins eight Oscars.

1956. Islamic Republic forms in Pakistan.

1960. 1st Playboy Club, featuring bunnies, opens in Chicago.

1964. LBJ reveals the US has secretly developed the Lockheed SR-71 Blackbird, an advanced, long‐range high-speed and high-altitude reconnaissance airplane.

1968. Beatles' "Sgt Pepper's Lonely Hearts Club Band" wins Grammy Award for Album of the Year, the first rock LP to do so.

1976. American driver Richard Petty wins the only Winston Cup race run on Leap Day, taking the Carolina 500 at Rockingham by 2 laps over Darrell Waltrip.

1980. Future Hockey Hall of Fame right wing Gordie Howe scores in the 3rd period to become first NHL player to score 800 career goals.

1984 With his popularity below 20% Pierre Trudeau announces he is stepping down as Canadian Prime Minister.

1984. Swedish center Patrik Sundström scores a goal and adds 6 assists as Vancouver Canucks beat the Penguins 9-5 in Pittsburgh; just the 3rd player in NHL history to record 6 assists in a road game.

1988. Nazi document implicates Kurt Waldheim, Secretary-General of the United Nations in WWII deportations.

2020. US and Taliban sign deal to end 18-year war in Afghanistan in Doha, Qatar.
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1984 With his popularity below 20% Pierre Trudeau announces he is stepping down as Canadian Prime Minister.
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March 1.
743. The Roman Council at Estinnes decrees that Christian slaves may not be owned by Jews, fearing that the slaves may convert to Judaism.

1565. Portuguese soldier Estácio de Sá founds the city of Rio de Janeiro, Brazil.

1579. British admiral and explorer Francis Drake surprises and captures the Spanish treasure ship 'Nuestra Señora de la Concepción' off the coast of Peru, Drake's richest plunder.

1628. Writs are issued in February by Charles I of England mandating that every county in England (not just seaport towns) pay ship tax by this date.

1811. Egyptian king Muhammad Ali Pasha oversees ceremonial murder of 500.

1872. Yellowstone becomes the world's 1st national park.

1903. Major League Baseball Rules Committee rule that pitcher's mound must not be more than 15 inches higher than the baselines or home plate.

1932. The "Lindbergh kidnapping", 20 month old son of Charles and Anne Lindbergh kidnapped from home in East Amwell, New Jersey, found dead 12 May.

1937. 1st permanent automobile license plates issued, Connecticut.

1941. Captain America created by cartoonists Joe Simon and Jack Kirby is first published by Timely Comics (premiere issue released on December 20, 1940).

1950. Klaus Fuchs sentenced in London to 14 years for atomic espionage.

1953. After an all-night movie and dinner session with his top advisers, Joseph Stalin suffers a stroke and collapses. He dies four days later.

1961. US President JFK establishes the Peace Corps.

1969. Jim Morrison allegedly exposes himself on stage at the Dinner Key Auditorium in Miami, Florida.

1977. Bank of America adopts the name VISA for its credit cards.

1985. Pentagon accepts the theory that atomic war would cause a nuclear winter.

1989. Charlie Francis, coach of disqualified sprinter Ben Johnson tells federal inquiry into Canada's greatest sports scandal Johnson knowingly used steroids since 1981.

1993.  Pavel Bure scores twice to become the first player in Vancouver's 23 year history to record 50 goals in an NHL season as Canucks beat the Buffalo Sabres.

2020. First known COVID-19 case identified in New York, a health care worker returning from Iran.
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March 2.
1699. French Canadian explorer Pierre Le Moyne d’Iberville is the first European to discover the mouth of the Mississippi river.

1807. US Congress bans the slave trade within the US, effective January 1, 1808.

1853. Territory of Washington organized after separating from Oregon Territory.

1867.  Jesse James' gang robs bank in Savannah Missouri, 1 killed.

1872 Louis Riel goes into voluntary exile in St. Paul, Minnesota

1882 Queen Victoria narrowly escapes assassination when Roderick Maclean shoots at her while boarding a train in Windsor.

1904. Stanley Cup, Montreal Arena, Westmount, Quebec: Montreal Wanderers and Ottawa HC tie, 5-5; Montreal disqualified for refusing to play second game in Ottawa.

1909. Dallas Texas record high temperature for this date 91F.

1915. Vladmir Jabotinsky forms a Jewish military force to fight in Palestine.

1929. George Hainsworth becomes first NHL goaltender to record 20 shutouts in one season when the Montreal Canadiens beat the visiting Boston Bruins, 3-0; ends season with 22.

1933. "King Kong" film directed by Merian C. Cooper and Ernest B. Schoedsack, starring Fay Wray premieres at Radio City Music Hall and RKO Roxy in NYC.

1943. 1st transport from Westerbork Netherlands to Sobibor concentration camp.

1962. Philadelphia center Wilt Chamberlain scores 100 points, most ever by an NBA player in a single game, in Warriors' 169-147 win over NY Knicks in Hershey.

1965. One of the most popular musical films of all time, "The Sound of Music", starring Julie Andrews and Christopher Plummer, premieres (Academy Awards Best Picture - 1966).

1966. Jean Béliveau scores his 380th career NHL goal when Montreal ties Toronto, 3-3; moves him ahead of Ted Lindsay into the #3 spot all time, behind Gordie Howe and Maurice Richard.

1974. Grand jury concludes US President Richard Nixon is involved in Watergate cover-up.

2021. Dolly Parton receives the Moderna COVID-19 vaccine she gave $1 million to help develop.
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March 5.
1496. English King Henry VII grants John Cabot (Giovanni Caboto) a commission to explore for new lands

1558. Smoking tobacco introduced into Europe by Spanish physician Francisco Fernandes.

1820. Dutch city of Leeuwarden forbids Jews to go to synagogues on Sundays.

1836. Samuel Colt's Patent Arms Manufacturing Company manufactures first pistol, 36-caliber "Texas" model.

1853. Piano company Steinway & Sons founded by Heinrich Steinweg (later Henry Steinway) in New York City.

1904. Nikola Tesla describes the process of the ball lightning formation in Electrical World and Engineer.

1931. Gandhi & British viceroy Lord Irwin sign pact in London - marks end of the Civil Disobedience Movement in India.

1936. Spitfire makes its 1st flight (Eastleigh Aerodrome in Southampton).

1946. Winston Churchill's "Iron Curtain" speech in Fulton, Missouri, popularizes the term and draws attention to the division of Europe.

1955. Elvis Presley makes his 1st TV appearance on a local video broadcast of the popular radio program "Louisiana Hayride".

1960. Elvis Presley ends 2-year hitch in US Army.

1970. "Airport" based on the book by Arthur Hailey, directed by George Seaton and starring Burt Lancaster and Dean Martin is released.

1971. "Stairway to Heaven" by Led Zeppelin first played live at Ulster Hall, Belfast by Robert Plant, Jimmy Page, John Bonham and John Paul Jones.

1985. NHL New York Islanders Mike Bossy is 1st to score 50 goals in 8 straight seasons.

2003. In Haifa, 17 Israeli civilians are killed by a Hamas suicide bomb in the Haifa bus 37 massacre.

2019. Bugatti announces the most expensive new car ever made - the La Voiture Noire costing €16.7 million (almost $19 million), only one will be made.
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