Events that happened in February - Can you name the year?
Will and Guy have a surprise - there are no jokes
on this page, just a challenge to you; can you name that year?
30 events happened in February - But in which year?
The values in brackets is the leeway that
I give you.
For example: The Russo (Russian) - Japanese War starts. (10 years)
Exact answer: 1904, leeway 1894-1914.
empress Tzu-hsi ends practice of women binding their feet. (50 Years)
- Ceylon, now Sri Lanka, declares independence from UK. (30 Years)
- The first Reader's
Digest magazine is published. (20 Years)
- The first Monopoly board game sold. (10 Years)
- Shergar the racehorse is kidnapped. (5 Years)
- Volleyball invented by W Morgan.
- Queen Victoria marries Prince Albert of Saxe-Coburg-Gotha. (10 Years)
- Conscription begins in Britain.
- Yalta Agreement signed by Roosevelt, Churchill and Stalin. (5 Years)
- Alexander Selkirk [Robinson Crusoe] rescued from Juan Fernandez. (50
- Chicago Valentine's
Day Massacre Chicago (5 Years)
- Thomas Watson forms IBM Corporation (20 Years)
- Barbie Doll goes on sale.
- The first ship sails through Suez Canal (30 Years)
- Michelangelo dies in Rome. (50 Years)
- Mark Twain publishes, Adventures of Huckleberry Finn. (30 Years)
- Pluto, the ninth planet, is discovered by Clyde Tombaugh. (20 Years)
- William Kellogg founds the
breakfast cereal company of the same name. (40 Years)
- Orkney and Shetland annexed to the crown of Scotland. (100 Years)
- Edwin Land demonstrates the Polaroid
camera (25 Years)
- Alka Seltzer introduced (20 Years)
- Frank Woolworth opens his first '
store New York state. (30 Years)
- Cabs with taxi meters begin operating in London. (20 Years)
- Gutenberg prints the first Bible.
- The siege of the
Alamo began (40 Years)
- Mexico declares its independence from Spain. (60 Years)
- The trial of Adolf Hitler and General Ludendorff begins in Munich
- Divorces become legal in Ireland. (30 Years)
- Westminster Abbey Opens (200 Years)
- John Wesley charters Methodist Church (40 Years)
Bonus Which date in February are these special events?
February's Distinctive Events
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