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  • Pisa (then part of the Duchy of Florence), Italy
    Saturday Feb 15, 1564

    Galileo Galilei

    Birth

    Pisa (then part of the Duchy of Florence), Italy
    Saturday Feb 15, 1564

    Galileo was born in Pisa (then part of the Duchy of Florence), Italy, on 15 February 1564, the first of six children of Vincenzo Galilei, a lutenist, composer, and music theorist, and Giulia (née Ammannati), who had married in 1562.




  • Angostura, Venezuela
    Monday Feb 15, 1819

    Simón Bolívar

    Venezuelan Second National Congress

    Angostura, Venezuela
    Monday Feb 15, 1819

    On 15 February 1819, Bolívar was able to open the Venezuelan Second National Congress in Angostura, in which he was elected president and Francisco Antonio Zea was elected vice president. Bolívar then decided that he would first fight for the independence of New Granada, to gain resources of the vice royalty, intending later to consolidate the independence of Venezuela.




  • Hunan, China
    Monday Feb 15, 1904

    Xinhai Revolution

    The Huaxinghui (China Revival Society)

    Hunan, China
    Monday Feb 15, 1904

    The Huaxinghui (China Revival Society) was founded in 1904 with notables like Huang Xing, Zhang Shizhao, Chen Tianhua and Song Jiaoren, along with 100 others. Their motto was "Take one province by force, and inspire the other provinces to rise up".




  • Pau, France
    Monday Feb 15, 1909

    The Wright brothers

    More public flights in france

    Pau, France
    Monday Feb 15, 1909

    The Wrights traveled to Pau, in the south of France, where Wilbur made many more public flights, giving rides to a procession of officers, journalists and statesmen—and his sister Katharine on February 15.




  • Hollywood, Los Angeles, California, U.S.
    Wednesday Feb 15, 1950

    Walt Disney

    His Studio's First animated feature In Eight Years

    Hollywood, Los Angeles, California, U.S.
    Wednesday Feb 15, 1950

    In early 1950, Disney produced Cinderella, his studio's first animated feature in eight years. It was popular with critics and theater audiences. Costing $2.2 million to produce, it earned nearly $8 million in its first year.




  • London, England, United Kingdom
    Friday Feb 15, 1952

    Edward VIII

    Edward attended George's funeral in 1952

    London, England, United Kingdom
    Friday Feb 15, 1952

    The royal family never fully accepted the Duchess. Queen Mary refused to receive her formally. However, Edward sometimes met his mother and his brother, George VI; he attended George's funeral in 1952. King George died 6 February 1952.




  • 25 Madison Avenue, New York City, New York, U.S.
    Monday Feb 15, 1960

    Sony Corporation

    Founding SCA

    25 Madison Avenue, New York City, New York, U.S.
    Monday Feb 15, 1960

    Sony co-founder Akio Morita founded Sony Corporation of America in 1960.


  • New York City, New York, U.S.
    Monday Feb 15, 1960

    Akio Morita

    Establishing The Sony Corporation of America

    New York City, New York, U.S.
    Monday Feb 15, 1960

    In 1960, the Sony Corporation of America (SONAM, currently abbreviated as SCA) was established in the United States.


  • Guatemala City, Guatemala
    Sunday Feb 15, 1987

    Nicaraguan Revolution

    Costa Rican President Submitted a Peace Plan

    Guatemala City, Guatemala
    Sunday Feb 15, 1987

    On 15 February 1987, Costa Rican President Óscar Arias submitted a Peace Plan which evolved from this meeting.


  • Rome, Italy
    Thursday Feb 15, 1990

    Galileo Galilei

    Speech delivered at the Sapienza University of Rome

    Rome, Italy
    Thursday Feb 15, 1990

    On 15 February 1990, in a speech delivered at the Sapienza University of Rome, Cardinal Ratzinger (later Pope Benedict XVI) cited some current views on the Galileo affair as forming what he called "a symptomatic case that permits us to see how deep the self-doubt of the modern age, of science and technology goes today".


  • Saudi Arabia
    Friday Feb 15, 1991

    Gulf War

    The First coalition force to breach the Saudi Arabian border

    Saudi Arabia
    Friday Feb 15, 1991

    Task Force 1-41 Infantry was a U.S. Army heavy battalion task force from the 2nd Armored Division. It was the spearhead of VII Corps, consisting primarily of the 1st Battalion, 41st Infantry Regiment, 3rd Battalion, 66th Armor Regiment, and the 4th Battalion, 3rd Field Artillery Regiment. Task Force 1–41 was the first coalition force to breach the Saudi Arabian border on 15 February 1991, and to conduct ground combat operations in Iraq engaging in direct and indirect fire fights with the enemy on 17 February 1991.


  • Iraq and Kuwait
    Friday Feb 15, 1991

    Gulf War

    Few trucks fired

    Iraq and Kuwait
    Friday Feb 15, 1991

    On 15 February 1991 4th Battalion of the 3rd Field Artillery Regiment fired on a trailer and a few trucks in the Iraqi sector that were observing American forces.


  • U.S.
    Monday Feb 15, 1999

    Dwayne Johnson

    Feud Ended

    U.S.
    Monday Feb 15, 1999

    Their feud ended on the February 15 Raw Is War, when The Rock won his third WWF Championship in a Ladder Match after Big Show interfered on his behalf.


  • Caracas, Venzuela
    Sunday Feb 15, 2009

    Hugo Chávez

    Referendum to abolish The Two-term Limit For all Public Offices

    Caracas, Venzuela
    Sunday Feb 15, 2009

    Under the 1999 constitution, he could not legally stand for re-election again, and so brought about a referendum on 15 February 2009 to abolish the two-term limit for all public offices, including the presidency. Approximately 70% of the Venezuelan electorate voted, and they approved this alteration to the constitution with over 54% in favor, allowing any elected official the chance to try to run indefinitely.


  • Dhaka, Bangladesh
    Tuesday Feb 15, 2011

    Muhammad Yunus

    The Finance Minister of Bangladesh declaration

    Dhaka, Bangladesh
    Tuesday Feb 15, 2011

    On 15 February 2011, the Finance Minister of Bangladesh, Abul Maal Abdul Muhith, declared that Yunus should "stay away" from Grameen Bank while it is being investigated.


  • China
    Sunday Feb 15, 2015

    Uber

    Didi Dache and Kuaidi Dache, the two biggest players in the low-cost app-based taxi hailing market in China

    China
    Sunday Feb 15, 2015

    Didi Dache and Kuaidi Dache, the two biggest players in the low-cost app-based taxi hailing market in China, announce a merger into Didi Kuaidi. The merged company would be significantly larger than Uber in China.


  • U.S.
    Thursday Feb 15, 2018

    Murder of Gabriel Fernandez

    Pearl Fernandez plead guilty

    U.S.
    Thursday Feb 15, 2018

    Pearl Fernandez plead guilty on February 15, 2018 to her charge as part of a plea deal to avoid the death penalty, and was sentenced to life imprisonment without the possibility of parole.


  • U.S.
    Friday Feb 15, 2019

    Nancy Pelosi

    President Trump declared a national emergency in order to bypass the United States Congress

    U.S.
    Friday Feb 15, 2019

    On February 15, 2019, President Trump declared a national emergency in order to bypass the United States Congress, after being unsatisfied with a bipartisan border bill which had passed the House of Representatives and the Senate a day before.


  • Cairo, Egypt
    Saturday Feb 15, 2020

    Covid-19 Pandemic: 2020 Coronavirus outbreak

    First case in Africa

    Cairo, Egypt
    Saturday Feb 15, 2020

    Egypt reported its first confirmed case of COVID-19 on the 15th of February. This is the second country in the WHO EMRO region to confirm a case and the first reported case from the African continent. WHO was informed by the Egyptian Ministry of Health and Population.


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