Month Long Observances
  • American Heart Month
  • American History Month
  • Black History Month
  • Children's Dental Health Month
  • International Friendship Month
  • National Cherry Month
  • National Embroidery Month
  • National Grapefruit Month
  • National Snack Food Month
  • National Wild Bird Feeding Month
  • Responsible Pet Owners' Month
    February 1st
  • Langston Hughes' Birthday
    Born in Missouri in 1902.

  • National Freedom Day
  • Royal Canadian Mounted Police officially came into existence in 1920.

    February 2nd
  • Bottle Cap Patented
  • Dia de la Candelaria
    Celebrated in Mexico.
  • Groundhog Day

    February 3rd
  • Elmo's Birthday
    Sesame Street Character.
  • The Day the Music Died
    On this day in 1959, the plane crash claimed the lives of Buddy Holly, Ritchie Valens, J.P. "Big Bopper" Richardson and the pilot, Roger Peterson.

    February 4th
  • Charles Lindbergh's Birthday
    Born in 1902.
  • Create a Vacuum Day
  • Rosa Park's Birthday
    Born in 1913.
  • Super Bowl XLI
    February 5th
  • Constitution Day in Mexico
  • Disaster Day
  • Hank Aaron's Birthday
    Born in 1934.
  • Mardi Gras
    Always 46 days before Easter; also known as Fat Tuesday.
  • National Weatherperson's Day

    February 6th
  • Ash Wednesday
  • Babe Ruth's Birthday
    Born in 1895.
  • Monopoly Board Game Goes on Sale in Stores in 1935.
  • Waitangi Day
    Celebrate in New Zealand.

    February 7th
  • Charles Dicken's Birthday
    Born in 1812.
  • Chinese New Year
    The beginning of the Year of the Rat is on February 7th in 2008.
  • Laura Ingalls Wilder's Birthday
    Born in 1867.

    February 8th
  • Boy Scouts' Day
    Founded in 1910.

    February 9th
  • Hershey's Chocolate Founded in 1894.
  • Toothache Day

    February 10th
  • Umbrella Day

    February 11th
  • Clean Out Your Computer Day
    Second Monday in February.
  • Don't Cry Over Spilled Milk Day
  • National Foundation Day
    Celebrated in Japan.
  • National Inventor's Day
    In honor of Thomas Edison's birthday
  • White T-Shirt Day

    February 12th
  • Abraham Lincoln's Birthday
    Born in 1809.
  • First Barbie Dolls for Sale

    February 13th
  • Get a Different Name Day

    February 14th
  • Ferris Wheel Day
  • National Organ Donor Day
  • Saint Valentine's Day

    February 15th
  • National Flag Day in Canada
  • National Gumdrop Day
  • Susan B. Anthony's Birthday
    Born in 1820.

    February 16th
  • Nylon Patented
    By DuPont in 1937.

    February 17th
  • Random Acts of Kindness Day

    February 18th
  • Family Day
    Celebrated on the third Monday in February in Canada.
  • Pluto Discovered by Clyde Tombaugh in 1930.
  • President's Day
    Third Monday in February. Check out my pages about Check out Abraham Lincoln and George Washington.

    February 19th
  • Mr. Roger's Neighborhood Debuted in 1968.

    February 20th
  • Hoodie-Hoo Day
    You are supposed to go outside to shout "Hoodie-hoo!" to scare away Winter and make way for Spring!
  • John Glenn Orbits the Earth
    He was the first American to orbit the Earth on this date in 1962 in the Friendship 7 space capsule.
  • Toothpick Patented in 1872.

    February 21st
  • Love your Pet Day
  • Polaroid 'Land' Camera First Introduced by Edwin Land in 1947.

    February 22nd
  • Be Humble Day
  • George Washington's Birthday
    Born in 1732.
  • World Thinking Day

    February 23rd
  • International Dog Biscuit Appreciation Day

    February 24th
  • Dia de la Bandera
    Flag Day in Mexico.
  • Gordon's Birthday
    Sesame Street Personality.

    February 25th
  • First US Electric Printing Press Patented by Thomas Davenport in 1837.
  • Paper Currency Introduced in U.S.
    Introduced in 1862 by President Abraham Lincoln.

    February 26th
  • Carnival Day
  • Levi Strauss' Birthday
    Born in 1829.

    February 27th
  • Henry Wadsworth Longfellow's Birthday
    Born in 1807.
  • No-Brainer Day
  • Polar Bear Day

    February 28th
  • Public Sleeping Day

    February 29th
  • Leap Day
    February 29th only occurs once every 4 years, known as the leap year.
  • Yellowstone Park Day
    IN 1872, Yellowstone became the world's first National Park.

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