Wednesday, February 26, 2020 (Week 09)

February 15 in History

What happened on February 15 in history?

A chronological timetable of historical events that occurred on february 15 in history. Historical facts of the day in the areas of military, politics, science, music, sports, arts, entertainment and more. Discover what happened on february 15 in history.

1974
U.S. gas stations threaten to close because of federal fuel policies.
1967
Thirteen U.S. helicopters are shot down in one day in Vietnam
1965
Canada’s maple leaf flag is raised for the first time.
1961
Eighteen members of the U.S. figure skating team are lost in an airplane crash in Belgium.
1957
Andrei Gromyko replaces Dmitri T. Shepilov as the Soviet Foreign Minister.
1950
Joseph Stalin and Mao Tse-tung sign a mutual defense treaty in Moscow.
1946
Royal Canadian mounted police arrest 22 as Soviet spies.
1944
American bombers attack the Abbey of Monte Cassino in an effort to neutralize it as a German observation post in central Italy.
1943
The Germans break the American Army’s lines at the Fanid-Sened Sector in Tunisia, North Africa.
1942
British forces in Singapore surrender to Japanese General Tomoyuki Yamashita.
1940
Hitler orders that all British merchant ships will be considered warships.
1934
U.S. Congress passes the Civil Works Emergency Relief Act, allotting new funds for Federal Emergency Relief Administration.
1925
The London Zoo announces it will install lights to cheer up fogged-in animals.
1900
The British threaten to use natives in the Boer War fight.
1898
The U.S. battleship Maine blows up in Havana Harbor, killing 268 sailors and bringing hordes of Western cowboys and gunfighters rushing to enlist in the Spanish-American War.
1869
Charges of treason against Jefferson Davis are dropped.
1862
Union General Ulysses S. Grant launches a major assault on Fort Donelson, Tenn.
1804
New Jersey becomes the last northern state to abolish slavery.
1798
The first serious fist fight occurs in Congress.

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