CALENDAR OF EVENTS - FEBRUARY


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- Events:

  • American Heart Month (1-28) Presidential Proclamation issued each year for February since 1964. (Pl88-254 of Dec 30, 1963.)
  • 1: Car Insurance First Issued: Anniversary (1898) Travelers Insurance Company issued the first car insurance against accidents with horses.
  • 1: First Session of the Supreme Court: Anniversary (1790) The Supreme Court of the US met for the first time at New York City with Chief justice John Jay presiding.
  • 1: Freedom Day: Anniversary Anniversary of President Abraham Lincoln's approval, Feb 1, 1865, of the 13th Amendment to the US Constitution (abolishing slavery): "1. Neither slaver nor involuntary servitude, except as a punishment for crime whereof the party shall have been duly convicted, shall exist within the US or any place subject to their jurisdiction.
  • 1: Ban on African National Congress Lifted: Anniversary (1990) The 30-year ban on the African National Congress was lifted by South African President F.W. de Klerk also vowed to free Nelson Mandela and lift restrictions on 33 other opposition groups.
  • 2: Groundhog Day Old beliefs that if the sun shines on Candlemas Day, or if the groundhog sees his shadow when he emerges on this day, six weeks of winter will ensue.
  • 3: Fifteenth Amendment to US Constitution Ratified: Anniversary (1870) No citizen of the United States shall be denied the right to vote solely on the basis of their race, or color, or former servitude.
  • 12: NAACP Founded: Anniversary (1909) For info: www.naacp.org. The Feb 2001 issue of Cobblestone magazine is devoted to the NAACP.
  • 14: Read to your Child Day Motto: "Show your kids you love them: Read to them."
  • 21: First Woman to Graduate from Dental School: Anniversary (1866) Lucy Hobbs became the first woman to graduate from a dental school at Cincinnati, OH. February 22
  • 21: Washington, George: Birth Anniversary (1732)
  • 26: Federal Communications Commission Created: Anniversary (1934) President Franklin D. Roosevelt ordered the creation of a Communications Commission, which became the FCC. It was created by Congress June 19, 1934, to oversee communication by radio, wire or cable. TV and satellite communication later became part of its charge. Homepage: http://www.fcc.gov/
  • 26: Strauss, Levi: Birth Anniversary (1829)
  • 27:Twenty-second Amendment to US Constitution (Two-Term Limit): Ratification Anniversary (1950) After the four successive presidential terms of Franklin Roosevelt, the 22nd Amendment limited the tenure of presidential office to two terms.

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