February 15th Events

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February 15th, 2005 (February 15 2005)EventYouTube, the popular Internet site on which videos may be shared and viewed by others, is launched in the United States.
February 15th, 2003 (February 15 2003)EventProtests against the Iraq war occur in over 600 cities worldwide. It is estimated that between 8 million to 30 million people took part, making this the largest peace demonstration in the history of the world.
February 15th, 2002 (February 15 2002)EventAt the Tri-State Crematory in La Fayette, Georgia, investigators find uncremated bodies disposed of in the woods and buildings on the crematorium s property. The discovery reveals one of the worst incidents of abuse in the funeral service industry.
February 15th, 2001 (February 15 2001)EventFirst draft of the complete Human Genome is published in Nature
February 15th, 2000 (February 15 2000)EventIndian Point II nuclear power plant in New York State vents a small amount of radioactive steam when a steam generator fails.
February 15th, 1999 (February 15 1999)EventAbdullah Ocalan, leader of the PKK (Kurdistan Workers Party, widely recognized as terrorist organization), was arrested in Kenya.
February 15th, 1996 (February 15 1996)EventMortar attack on the US Embassy in Athens, Greece.
February 15th, 1996 (February 15 1996)EventAt the Xichang Satellite Launch Center in China, a Long March 3 rocket, carrying an Intelsat 708, crashes into a rural village after liftoff, killing many people.
February 15th, 1995 (February 15 1995)EventHacking: Kevin Mitnick is arrested by the FBI and charged with breaking into some of the United States most "secure" computer systems.
February 15th, 1991 (February 15 1991)EventThe Visegrad Agreement, establishing cooperation to move toward free-market systems, is signed by the leaders of Czechoslovakia, Hungary and Poland.
February 15th, 1989 (February 15 1989)EventSoviet Union invasion of Afghanistan: The Soviet Union officially announces that all of its troops have left Afghanistan.
February 15th, 1982 (February 15 1982)EventThe drilling rig Ocean Ranger sinks during a storm off the coast of Newfoundland, killing 84 rig workers.
February 15th, 1980 (February 15 1980)EventTelevision One and Television Two (formerly South Pacific Television) under the newly formed Television New Zealand goes to air for the first time.
February 15th, 1976 (February 15 1976)EventThe 1976 Constitution of Cuba is adopted by the national referendum.
February 15th, 1972 (February 15 1972)EventSound recordings are granted U.S. federal copyright protection for the first time.
February 15th, 1971 (February 15 1971)EventDecimalisation of British coinage is completed on Decimal Day.
February 15th, 1970 (February 15 1970)EventA Dominican DC-9 crashes into the sea during takeoff from Santo Domingo, killing 102.
February 15th, 1965 (February 15 1965)EventA new red-and-white maple leaf design is adopted as the flag of Canada, replacing the old Canadian Red Ensign banner.
February 15th, 1961 (February 15 1961)EventSabena Flight 548 crashes in Belgium, killing 73, with the entire US Figure Skating team, several coaches and family.
February 15th, 1953 (February 15 1953)EventSeventeen-year-old Tenley Albright becomes the first American to win the world figure skating championship.
February 15th, 1952 (February 15 1952)EventKing George VI is buried in St. George s Chapel at Windsor Castle.
February 15th, 1950 (February 15 1950)EventThe Soviet Union and the People s Republic of China sign a mutual defense treaty.
February 15th, 1946 (February 15 1946)EventENIAC (for "Electronic Numerical Integrator and Computer"), the first general-purpose electronic computer, is unveiled at the University of Pennsylvania.
February 15th, 1944 (February 15 1944)EventWorld War II: The assault on Monte Cassino, Italy, begins.
February 15th, 1942 (February 15 1942)EventWorld War II: The Fall of Singapore. Following an assault by Japanese forces, the British General Arthur Percival surrenders. About 80,000 Indian, United Kingdom and Australian soldiers become prisoners of war, the largest surrender of British-led military personnel in history. The Sook Ching massacre begins.
February 15th, 1933 (February 15 1933)EventIn Miami, Florida, Giuseppe Zangara attempts to assassinate President-elect Franklin D. Roosevelt, but instead shoots Chicago, Illinois Mayor Anton J. Cermak, who dies of his wounds on March 6, 1933.
February 15th, 1910 (February 15 1910)EventThe Boy Scouts of America is founded.
February 15th, 1906 (February 15 1906)EventThe British Labour Party is organised.
February 15th, 1898 (February 15 1898)EventSpanish-American War: The USS Maine explodes and sinks in Havana harbor in Cuba, killing more than 260. This event leads the United States to declare war on Spain.
February 15th, 1891 (February 15 1891)EventAIK is founded at Biblioteksgatan 8 in Stockholm by Isidor Behrens.
February 15th, 1879 (February 15 1879)EventWomen s rights: American President Rutherford B. Hayes signs a bill allowing female attorneys to argue cases before the Supreme Court of the United States.Rutherford B. Hayes Quotes
February 15th, 1862 (February 15 1862)EventAmerican Civil War: General Ulysses S. Grant attacks Fort Donelson, Tennessee.Ulysses S. Grant Quotes
February 15th, 1852 (February 15 1852)EventGreat Ormond St Hospital for Sick Children, London, admits its first patient.
February 15th, 1805 (February 15 1805)EventHarmony Society is officially formed.
February 15th, 1764 (February 15 1764)EventThe city of St. Louis, Missouri is established.
February 15th, 1637 (February 15 1637)EventFerdinand III becomes Holy Roman Emperor.
February 15th, 0590 (February 15 0590)EventKhosrau II is crowned as king of Persia

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