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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14 February 1546
Martin Luther Preaches Final Sermon in Germany

Martin Luther Preaches Final Sermon in Germany

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14 February 1556
Archbishop Thomas Cranmer Declared a Heretic

Archbishop Thomas Cranmer Declared a Heretic

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14 February 1760
Birth of Richard Allen, Founder of African Methodist Episcopal (AME) Church

Birth of Richard Allen, Founder of African Methodist Episcopal (AME) Church

14 February 1766
Birth of Economist Thomas Robert Malthus

Birth of Economist Thomas Robert Malthus

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14 February 1835

First Mormon Quorum of the Twelve Apostles Meets

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14 February 1895

Birth of German Philosopher Max Horkheimer

14 February 1896
Theodor Herzl Publishes Zionist Text Der Judenstaat

Theodor Herzl Publishes Zionist Text Der Judenstaat

14 February 1922
Henry Ford's Dearborn Independent Stops Publishing Antisemitic Articles

Henry Ford's Dearborn Independent Stops Publishing Antisemitic Articles

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14 February 1934
Nazis Eliminate Reichsrat in Germany, Centralizing Government Power

Nazis Eliminate Reichsrat in Germany, Centralizing Government Power

14 February 1937
Cardinal von Faulhaber: Concordat with Vatican Increases Hitler's Prestige in the World

Cardinal von Faulhaber: Concordat with Vatican Increases Hitler's Prestige in the World

14 February 1941
Edwin Rommel Begins Leading the Afrika Korps in North Africa

Edwin Rommel Begins Leading the Afrika Korps in North Africa

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14 February 1947
British Foreign Secretary Puts Failed Palestinian Problem Before United Nations

British Foreign Secretary Puts Failed Palestinian Problem Before United Nations

14 February 1949
Russian-born Chaim Weizmann Elected First President of Israel

Russian-born Chaim Weizmann Elected First President of Israel

14 February 1955
Time Magazine Cover Features Carl Gustav Jung

Time Magazine Cover Features Carl Gustav Jung

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14 February 1958
Iraq and Jordan Announce Intention to Create Political Union

Iraq and Jordan Announce Intention to Create Political Union

14 February 1985

Women Accepted as Rabbis in Conservative Judaism in U.S.

14 February 1989
Ayatollah Khomeini Issues Fatwa and Bounty on Salman Rushdie

Ayatollah Khomeini Issues Fatwa and Bounty on Salman Rushdie

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14 February 1998

Muslim Terrorists Detonate 14 Bombs in Coimbatore, India

14 February 2000

Confrontation Develops on Religious Speech at Stephen F. Austin State University

14 February 2001
Kansas Board of Education Restores Evolution and Big Bang Theory to Public Schools

Kansas Board of Education Restores Evolution and Big Bang Theory to Public Schools

14 February 2003

Arrest of Pennsylvania K.K.K. Leader David Wayne Hull

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14 February 2003

Euthanization of Dolly the Sheep, First Mammal Cloned from an Adult

15 February -399
Greek Philosopher Socrates Sentenced to Death

Greek Philosopher Socrates Sentenced to Death

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15 February 1113
Knights Hospitaller Receives Papal Recognition

Knights Hospitaller Receives Papal Recognition

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15 February 1145
Cistercian Abbot Eugene III Elected Pope

Cistercian Abbot Eugene III Elected Pope

15 February 1497
Philipp Melanchthon Born Philipp Schwarzerd in Germany

Philipp Melanchthon Born Philipp Schwarzerd in Germany

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15 February 1564
Birth of Galileo Galilei

Birth of Galileo Galilei

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15 February 1748
Birth of English Philosopher Jeremy Bentham

Birth of English Philosopher Jeremy Bentham

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15 February 1775
Pius VI Elected Pope

Pius VI Elected Pope

15 February 1798
French Occupiers Force Rome to Rescind Papal Requirement that Jews Wear Identifying Badges

French Occupiers Force Rome to Rescind Papal Requirement that Jews Wear Identifying Badges

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15 February 1820
Birth of Feminist and Suffragist Susan B. Anthony

Birth of Feminist and Suffragist Susan B. Anthony

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15 February 1879
Women Allowed to Argue Cases Before Supreme Court

Women Allowed to Argue Cases Before Supreme Court

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15 February 1890
Birth of Robert Ley, Nazi Anti-Semitic Publisher

Birth of Robert Ley, Nazi Anti-Semitic Publisher

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15 February 1924
Cardinal Michael von Faulhaber Hails Hitler as Intelligent and Sympathetic Leader

Cardinal Michael von Faulhaber Hails Hitler as Intelligent and Sympathetic Leader

15 February 1935
Congressional Committee: Nazi Propaganda Targeting Americans

Congressional Committee: Nazi Propaganda Targeting Americans

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15 February 1997

Anglican Church Representatives Declare Sexual Promiscuity a Sin

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15 February 2003
Iran's Revolutionary Guard Renews Death Sentence Against Salman Rushdie

Iran's Revolutionary Guard Renews Death Sentence Against Salman Rushdie

15 February 2003

Papal Envoy Meets With Saddam Hussein Hoping to Prevent Iraq War

15 February 2006
European Ministers Support Denmark Over Jyllands-Posten Muhammad Cartoons

European Ministers Support Denmark Over Jyllands-Posten Muhammad Cartoons

15 February 2006
Italian Minister Roberto Calderoli Wear Jyllands-Posten Muhammad Cartoon Shirt

Italian Minister Roberto Calderoli Wear Jyllands-Posten Muhammad Cartoon Shirt

16 February 600
Pope Gregory the Great Decrees 'God Bless You' Right Response to a Sneeze

Pope Gregory the Great Decrees 'God Bless You' Right Response to a Sneeze

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16 February 1391
Death of Byzantine Emperor John V Palaeologus

Death of Byzantine Emperor John V Palaeologus

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16 February 1559
Pope Paul IV Orders Deposition of Any Sovereign Who Supports Heresy

Pope Paul IV Orders Deposition of Any Sovereign Who Supports Heresy

16 February 1801
African Methodist Episcopal Zion Church Breaks With Methodist Episcopal Church

African Methodist Episcopal Zion Church Breaks With Methodist Episcopal Church

16 February 1834
Birth of German Zoologist Ernst Haeckel

Birth of German Zoologist Ernst Haeckel

16 February 1881
Birth of Hans Meiser, Future Bishop Who Supports Nazis and Adolf Hitler

Birth of Hans Meiser, Future Bishop Who Supports Nazis and Adolf Hitler

16 February 1882
Edmunds Act Passed by U.S, Senate Aimed Prosecuting Mormon Polygamy

Edmunds Act Passed by U.S, Senate Aimed Prosecuting Mormon Polygamy

16 February 1917
Synagogue Opens in Madrid, Spain

Synagogue Opens in Madrid, Spain

16 February 1925
Prime Minister of Bavaria Lifts Ban on Nazi Party and Newspaper Völkischer Beobachter

Prime Minister of Bavaria Lifts Ban on Nazi Party and Newspaper Völkischer Beobachter

16 February 1926
Birth of Margot Frank, Anne Frank's Sister

Birth of Margot Frank, Anne Frank's Sister

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