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