History of the Month – February

Michelle Nguyen, Reporter

February 1st: 1790 US Supreme Court convenes for the first time (NYC)

February 2nd: 1714 Nicholas Rowe’s play “ The Tragedy of Jane Shore” premieres in London. 

February 3rd: 1825 Dutch North Sea Coast floods. 

February 4th: 1784 First unmanned balloon flight in Ireland. 

February 5th: 1644 First US livestock branding law passed by Connecticut. 

February 6th: 1815 New Jersey issues first US railroad charter (John Stevens)

February 7th: 1795 Eleventh Amendment to US Constitution ratified affirms power of states.  

February 8th: 1750 Minor earthquake in London.

February 9th: 1499 France and Venice sign a treaty against Milan. 

February 10th: 1807 US Coast Survey authorized by Congress. 

February 11th: 1794 First session of US Senate open to the public.

February 12th: 1130 Pope Innocent II is elected  

February 13th: 1099 Crusaders set fire to Mara, Syria. 

February 14th: 1859 Oregon was admitted as the 33rd state of the Union. 

February 15th: 1552 Dutch coats hit by heavy storm.

February 16th: 1824 Athenaeum club founded in London. 

February 17th: 1781 French astronomer Charles Messier catalogs M83 (Spiral galaxy in Hydra)

February 18th: 1574 Zeeland falls to Dutch rebels.

February 19th: 2021 Kim Kardashian West files for divorce from her third husband, Kanye West after almost seven years.

February 20th: 2016 TV personality and actress Casey Reinhardt (30) weds longtime Beau Sean Drown in California. 

February 21st: 1431 Joan of Arc’s first day of interrogation during her trial for heresy.

February 22nd: 1997 British scientists in Great Britain discover the birth of Dolly the sheep, the first clone of an adult mammal.

February 23rd: 1953 Jonas Salk discovered the polio vaccine.

February 24th: 1152 English cleric and writer Geoffrey of Monmouth consecrated as Bishop of St Asaph at Lambeth.

February 25th: 1791 1st Bank of US is chartered. 

February 26th: 1866 New York Legislature forms NYC Metropolitan Board of Health.

February 27th: 837 CE 15th recorded perihelion passage of Halley’s Comet.

February 28th: 1995 Denver International Airport opens.