Today in History, English
Today in History, English

18187February 15Holiday and observanceNational Day (Serbia)
18188February 15Holiday and observanceNational Flag of Canada Day (Canada)
18189February 15Holiday and observanceParinirvana Day, also celebrated on February 8. (Mahayana Buddhism)
18190February 15Holiday and observanceSusan B. Anthony Day (United States)
18191February 15Holiday and observanceThe ENIAC Day (Philadelphia)
18192February 15Holiday and observanceThe third and final day of Lupercalia, also known as Februa. (Roman Empire)
18193February 15Holiday and observanceTotal Defence Day (Singapore)
18194February 16Event116 – Emperor Trajan sends laureatae to the Roman Senate at Rome on account of his victories and being conqueror of Parthia.
18195February 16Event1249 – Andrew of Longjumeau is dispatched by Louis IX of France as his ambassador to meet with the Khagan of the Mongol Empire.
18196February 16Event1270 – Grand Duchy of Lithuania defeats the Livonian Order in the Battle of Karuse.
18197February 16Event1630 – Dutch forces led by Hendrick Lonck capture Olinda in what was to become part of Dutch Brazil.
18198February 16Event1646 – Battle of Torrington, Devon – the last major battle of the first English Civil War.
18199February 16Event1699 – First Leopoldine Diploma is issued by the Holy Roman Emperor, recognizing the Greek Catholic clergy enjoyed the same privileges as Roman Catholic priests in the Principality of Transylvania.
18200February 16Event1742 – Spencer Compton, Earl of Wilmington, becomes British Prime Minister.
18201February 16Event1804 – First Barbary War: Stephen Decatur leads a raid to burn the pirate-held frigate USS Philadelphia.
18202February 16Event1852 – Studebaker Brothers wagon company, precursor of the automobile manufacturer, is established.
18203February 16Event1862 – American Civil War: General Ulysses S. Grant captures Fort Donelson, Tennessee.
18204February 16Event1866 – Spencer Compton Cavendish, Marquess of Hartington becomes British Secretary of State for War.
18205February 16Event1874 – Silver Dollar becomes legal US tender.
18206February 16Event1881 – The Canadian Pacific Railway is incorporated by Act of Parliament at Ottawa (44th Vic., c.1).
18207February 16Event1899 – Iceland's first football club, Knattspyrnufélag Reykjavíkur, is founded.
18208February 16Event1918 – The Council of Lithuania unanimously adopts the Act of Independence, declaring Lithuania an independent state.
18209February 16Event1923 – Howard Carter unseals the burial chamber of Pharaoh Tutankhamun.
18210February 16Event1930 – The Romanian Football Federation joins FIFA.
18181February 15Holiday and observanceCandlemas (Eastern Orthodox Church)
18182February 15Holiday and observanceChristian feast day:Blessed Michał SopoćkoClaude de la ColombièreFaustinus and JovitaQuinidiusSigfrid of SwedenThomas Bray (Episcopal Church)Vartan (a holiday for Armenians in Lebanon)February 15 (Eastern Orthodox liturgics)
18183February 15Holiday and observanceEarliest day on which Family Day can fall, while February 21 is the latest celebrated on the third Monday in February. (parts of Canada)
18184February 15Holiday and observanceEarliest day on which Washington's Birthday can fall, while February 21 is the latest celebrated on the third Monday in February. (United States)
18185February 15Holiday and observanceJohn Frum Day (Vanuatu)
18186February 15Holiday and observanceLiberation Day (Afghanistan)

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