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While investigating facts about February, I found out little known, but curios details like:

Samuel J. Seymour, the last surviving witness of the assassination of U.S. President Abraham Lincoln, lived long enough to be interviewed on national television on February 9, 1956.

Sir Salman Rushdie still receives a "sort of Valentine's card" from Iran each year on 14 February letting him know the country has not forgotten the vow to kill him

In my opinion, it is useful to put together a list of the most interesting details from trusted sources that I've come across. Here are 50 of the best facts about February I managed to collect.

  1. Jackie Chan's first movie appearance, Big and Little Wong Tin Bar (1962), was considered to be a lost film, as no known copies of the film existed. However, this was not the case, as on February 3rd, 2016, the entire movie was suddenly uploaded to YouTube.

  2. In February 1939, Lise Meitner described a groundbreaking nuclear phenomenon in a letter to Nature editor and called it Nuclear Fission. Five years later, a Nobel prize was awarded to Otto Hahn for the discovery of fission; a word he never used in his original paper.

  3. On February 11, 1992, a man who was likely innocent of a crime for which he was about to be put to death uttered these last words: "I'd like to thank my family for loving me and taking care of me. And the rest of the world can kiss my everloving ass, because I'm innocent."

  4. The ABC TV show Turn-On, which debuted February 1969. The first episode was so bad, one affiliate refused to return to it after the commercial break. Several west coast affiliates refused to air the show at all. Before the first episode had finished playing, the show was cancelled.

  5. There is an island which changes sovereignty every 6 months. Less than 7000 sq metres, in a river on the Spain-France border, Pheasant Island is ceremonially exchanged between the two countries every February and July, according to a peace treaty which was signed on the island in 1659

  6. A US bomber purposely crashed into a hillside in Sheffield on 22 February 1944, killing everyone on board instead of crashing into a park with a large group of children in it.

  7. For over an hour on February 7th 2008, Comcast accidentally broadcast porn instead of Cartoon Network in Nashville, Tennessee. In another incident, Comcast replaced Disney Channel with hardcore porn for subscribers in Lincroft, New Jersey.

  8. Staples, Office Depot, and Office Max are all the same company. Office Depot and Office Max merged in December 2013 and Staples bought the combined company in February of 2015.

  9. February 31st is occasionally used on grave stones when the exact date of birth or death was unknown.

  10. In 1946 Ian Fleming built his estate in Jamaica on a beach clifftop and named it Goldeneye. He wrote all his James Bond novels there in January and February each year. A number of Bond films were filmed nearby. After his death, it was sold to Bob Marley.

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I tracked the exact same workout over the month of February in an attempt to quantify stamina improvements

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Illustration of how unnaturally hot it's been in the UK so far in February: average daily max for the month of Feb since 1910.

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On February 25, 1991 28 US soldiers died when a previously reported software glitch in the Patriot Missile system's clock prevented it from shooting down an Iraqi SCUD missile. A software patch to fix it was released on the following day.

Sky ran the 1993 movie "Groundhog Day" 13 times consecutively for 24 hours on February 2nd to celebrate the annual Pennsylvania Groundhog Day holiday. - source

Since February 23, 2016 The Bank of Canada Has No Gold Reserves & Is The Only G7 Nation That Does Not Hold At Least 100 Tonnes of Gold in its Official Reserves - source

The Ancient One, AKA Kennewick Man, was buried on February 21, 2017 after a 20 year argument about his origin. In 2015, DNA testing proved the 9000 year old male was related to neighboring Native Americans and was not Caucasian.

Jeff Skilling, former CEO of Enron, cut a deal with the DOJ that resulted in 10 years being cut from his sentence. He is due to be released next year, February 2019. - source

The deadliest blizzard in history took place February 1972, in Iran. Up to 26 feet (7.9m) of snow fell over a week in some regions and approx. 4,000 people died.

The International Space Station (ISS) can orbit "straight through" an aurora event. When it happened on 23 February 2016 Timothy Peake, a European Space Agency (ESA) astronaut aboard the ISS, said it was "eerie but very beautiful."

In February 2018, a pride of lions killed and ate a man suspected of being a poacher near Kruger National Park in South Africa.

On February 28, 1854 in a little white schoolhouse in Ripon, Wisconsin, roughly 30 antislavery men coined the term "Republican Party" to oppose the Kansas-Nebraska act.

J Dilla died on February 10, 2006, three days after his 32nd birthday and the release of his final album *Donuts*. To honor his nephew's legacy, Dilla's uncle Herman Hayes, opened a J Dilla inspired donut shop in Detroit in 2016. It sold out three times in its first day.

George Washington was born on February 11th, but when his birthday first became a holiday it was celebrated on February 22nd. This is because when Washington was born, British colonies were still using the Julian calendar, which was 11 days behind the Gregorian.

February infographics

Beautiful visual representation of February numbers and stats to get perspecive of the whole story.

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Maps of maximum temperature in the UK for each day in February

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Seasonality in Chicago Homicides, January 2001 - February 2018.

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Sir James Milne Wilson achieved the extremely rare feat of being both born on 29 February and dying on 29 February.

In February 1961, East Orange, NJ police arrested 14 people from their beds at home after midnight. Their crime was failing to return library books that were more than four months overdue.

A Commander in Chief of the U.S. Pacific Fleet protested against redeploying the fleet to Pearl Harbor, believing doing so would put the fleet at unnecessary risk if war broke out with Japan. He was relieved of command in February, 1941.

In Oxford, England on February, 10 1355, a dispute between 2 Oxford students and a Tavern Keeper over the quality of his drinks escalated into the St Scholastica Day riot between Oxford students and locals citizens where 63 students and 30 locals were killed.

The state of Mississippi never ratified the 13th amendment to abolish slavery until February 2013.

Dave Mirra was diagnosed with CTE (chronic traumatic encephalopathy) after his suicide in February 2016. He was the first "action sports" star to be diagnosed with CTE.

On February 14, 1990, Michael Jordan wore a nameless no. 12 jersey because his no. 23 jersey had been stolen, he scored 49 points, setting a franchise record for players wearing that jersey number

A scotch-collie dog walked 2,551 miles to Oregon--from August 1923 to February 1924--to his home when he got lost from his family while they were on vacation in Indiana.

On Sunday, February 7, 1932, US Adm. Harry E. Yarnell launched a successful surprise "attack" against Pearl Harbor using two aircraft carriers in a naval exercise. He "destroyed" every ship in port and every airfield nearby. The US made no effort to safeguard Hawaii from aircraft attack

John Babbacombe Lee was imprisoned (with weak evidence) for the murder of his employer in 1884 and was set to hang on February 21st, 1885. Though being carefully tested, the trapdoor of the gallows malfunctioned three times, resulting in John's freedom due to, "suspected divine intervention."

On this day (February 15) 2416 years ago, Socrates was sentenced to death by people of Athens.

In Helsinki, every third Saturday of February, May, August, and November is known as 'Restaurant Day,' where anyone can open up a restaurant anywhere.

United Airlines Flight 811, a regularly scheduled flight between Sydney and San Francisco that on February 24, 1989 had a cargo door fail at 22,000 feet resulting in explosive decompression. 9 passengers were blown out and killed. Two flight attendants were nearly lost as well

Some of the most powerful known earthquakes in the continental U.S. occurred in Missouri between December 1811 & February 1812. Multiple quakes occurred with a magnitude of 7.5 or greater shaking an area ten times larger than that affected by the magnitude 7.8 San Francisco earthquake of 1906

The nation of Barbados has a Rihanna Day on February the 22th to celebrate their most famous celebrity.

On February 15, 1961 a plane crash killed the entire US figure skating team and everyone else on board, but a dog in the cargo hold survived.

In the film Ghostbusters II (1989) a woman appearing with Bill Murray on the World of the Psychic says the world will end February 14th, 2016

It took almost 100 years for Canada to get it's own flag (February 15, 1965) since it's founding date in 1867

Denmark, due to high prices from the 1973 oil crisis, had car free Sundays from November 1973 to February 1974, during which highways were used only by cyclists and roller skaters.

Newborns start at the age of 1 in China and other east-asian cultures. And at the beginning of Lichen(event during February) one year is added to the person’s age. So people may be one or two years older in the 'Asian reckoning' traditional system than in the Western system.

This is our collection of basic interesting facts about February. The fact lists are intended for research in school, for college students or just to feed your brain with new realities. Possible use cases are in quizzes, differences, riddles, homework facts legend, cover facts, and many more. Whatever your case, learn the truth of the matter why is February so important!

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