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February 1: Black History Month begins in Canada and the United States; Fajr decade begins in Iran; National Freedom Day in the United States

Jóhanna Sigurðardóttir
Jóhanna Sigurðardóttir

Francesco Maria Veracini (b. 1690) · Clara Butt (b. 1872) · N. D. Cocea (d. 1949)

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February 2: Groundhog Day in Canada and the United States

F-16 Fighting Falcon
F-16 Fighting Falcon

Isaac Titsingh (d. 1812) · Frederick William Vanderbilt (b. 1856) · Mary Docherty (d. 2000)

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February 3: Setsubun in Japan; Four Chaplains' Day in the United States

Wreckage of the plane crash that killed Buddy Holly, Ritchie Valens, and the Big Bopper
Wreckage of the plane crash that killed Buddy Holly, Ritchie Valens, and the Big Bopper

Coloman, King of Hungary (d. 1116) · George Crabbe (d. 1832) · Tatyana Velikanova (b. 1932)

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February 4: Independence Day in Sri Lanka (1948)

Yasser Arafat
Yasser Arafat

Ceolnoth (d. 870) · Carl Michael Bellman (b. 1740) · Karen Carpenter (d. 1983)

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February 5

The "Welcome Stranger" gold nugget
The "Welcome Stranger" gold nugget

C. E. Brock (b. 1870) · Josiah Thomas (d. 1933) · Neymar (b. 1992)

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February 6: Sámi National Day (Sámi people); Waitangi Day in New Zealand (1840); Ronald Reagan Day in California and Wisconsin

Sir Thomas Stamford Raffles
Stamford Raffles

António Vieira (b. 1608) · Pierre André Latreille (d. 1833) · Barbara W. Tuchman (d. 1989)

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February 7

Jean-Claude Duvalier
Jean-Claude Duvalier

Lü Bu (d. 199) · Azar Bigdeli (b. 1722) · Desmond Doss (b. 1919)

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February 8

Mary, Queen of Scots
Mary, Queen of Scots

Guercino (b. 1591) · John Ruskin (b. 1819) · A. Chandranehru (d. 2005)

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February 9

Joseph McCarthy
Joseph McCarthy

George Hamilton, 1st Earl of Orkney (b. 1666) · Aletta Jacobs (b. 1854) · Howard Martin Temin (d. 1994)

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February 10

Roy Lichtenstein
Roy Lichtenstein

Royal Cortissoz (b. 1869) · Joseph Lister (d. 1912) · Pope Pius XI (d. 1939)

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February 11

"Le beau vingt-et-unièm" from La fille du régiment

René Descartes (d. 1650) · Keith Holyoake (b. 1904) · Jennifer Aniston (b. 1969)

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February 12: Red Hand Day; Darwin Day

Christian Dior's "New Look"
Christian Dior's "New Look"

Daughter of Emperor Xiaoming of Northern Wei (b. 528) · Ethan Allen (d. 1789) · Jean Eyeghé Ndong (b. 1946)

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February 13

The covering of the Senne
The covering of the Senne

Isabella d'Este (d. 1539) · Rufus Wilmot Griswold (b. 1815) · Waylon Jennings (d. 2002)

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February 14: Valentine's Day

Great Ormond Street Hospital
Great Ormond Street Hospital

Rǫgnvaldr Guðrøðarson (d. 1229) · Anna Howard Shaw (b. 1847) · Pam McConnell (b. 1946)

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February 15: National Flag of Canada Day; Statehood Day in Serbia (1804)

Don Dunstan in 1968
Don Dunstan

Oswiu (d. 670) · Domingo Faustino Sarmiento (b. 1811) · Angella D. Ferguson (b. 1925)

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February 16: Day of the Shining Star in North Korea

Tutankhamun's funerary mask
Tutankhamun's funerary mask

Jean du Bellay (d. 1560) · Henry Wilson (b. 1812) · Lanny McDonald (b. 1953)

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February 17: Independence Day in Kosovo (2008)

Geraldine Farrar as Madama Butterfly
Geraldine Farrar as Madama Butterfly

Jovian (d. 364) · Isabelle Eberhardt (b. 1877) · Amber Merritt (b. 1993)

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February 18: Family Day in various regions of Canada (2019); Washington's Birthday (Presidents' Day) in the United States (2019)

Chelsea Manning
Chelsea Manning

Angilbert (d. 814) · William Phips (d. 1695) · Bidzina Ivanishvili (b. 1956)

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February 19

Henry Ossian Flipper
Henry Ossian Flipper

Thomas Arundel (d. 1414) · Mary Dilys Glynne (b. 1895) · Sylvia Rivera (d. 2002)

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February 20

Avro CF-105 Arrow
Avro CF-105 Arrow

Alfred Escher (b. 1819) · Hod Stuart (b. 1879) · Audrey Munson (d. 1996)

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February 21

Kurt Eisner
Kurt Eisner

Baruch Spinoza (d. 1677) · Mary Edwards Walker (d. 1919) · Howard Florey (d. 1968)

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February 22

Robert II of Scotland
Robert II of Scotland

Charles-Nicolas Cochin (b. 1715) · Anna Kingsford (d. 1888) · Drew Barrymore (b. 1975)

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February 23

Aluminium
Aluminium

Herbert II, Count of Vermandois (d. 943) · Nicholas Fuller (d. 1620) · Johnny Carey (b. 1919)

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February 24: Independence Day in Estonia (1918)

Soldiers marching through the Kasserine Pass
Soldiers marching through the Kasserine Pass

Marc-Antoine Charpentier (d. 1704) · Lydia Becker (b. 1827) · Judah Folkman (b. 1933)

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February 25: Soviet Occupation Day in Georgia (1921); National Day in Kuwait (1961)

Edvard Beneš
Edvard Beneš

Quirinus Kuhlmann (b. 1651) · Andranik (b. 1865) · Yi Han-yong (d. 1997)

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February 26: First day of Ayyám-i-Há (Bahá'í calendar, 2019); Birth of Fatimah al-Zahra/Mother's Day in Iran (2019)

"Napoleon's Return from Elba" by Charles de Steuben
Napoleon's Return from Elba by Charles de Steuben

Archibald Campbell, 9th Earl of Argyll (b. 1629) · Nadezhda Krupskaya (b. 1869) · Howard Hanson (d. 1981)

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February 27

The Reichstag on fire
The Reichstag on fire

William Alabaster (b. 1567) · Alice Hamilton (b. 1869) · Ganesh Vasudev Mavalankar (d. 1956)

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February 28: Fat Thursday (Catholicism, 2019); Kalevala Day in Finland

Pope Benedict XVI
Pope Benedict XVI

Martin Bucer (d. 1551) · Guillaume Delisle (b. 1675) · Hortense Allart (d. 1879)

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February 29: Leap day (Gregorian calendar)

Tokyo Skytree
Tokyo Skytree

Oswald of Worcester (d. 992) · Gioachino Rossini (b. 1792) · Ina Coolbrith (b. 1841)

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