Special Days in February

iMOM 2013-14 Calendar-FEB14

Here is my listing of February’s holidays, observances, food themes, awareness days , historic figures, composers and authors birthdays, science and historic based anniversaries,  and more!  Whether you’re looking for something special to study, trivia, a day to celebrate, or a food to add to the menu, this listing of special days gives you plenty to choose from.

February Food Themes

  • Avocado
  • Bake for Family Fun
  • Banana
  • Beans
  • Berry Fresh
  • Canned Food
  • Celebration of Chocolate
  • Cherry
  • Chocolate Lovers
  • Exotic Vegetables
  • Great Pies
  • Hot Breakfast
  • Grapefruit
  • Potato Lover’s
  • Snack Food
  • Star Fruit
  • Strawberries
  • Sweet Potato

February Awareness and Observation Themes

  • American History
  • Bird Feeding
  • Black History
  • Boost Self Esteem
  • Dental Health
  • Dog Training/Education
  • Expect Success
  • Hoof Care
  • Humpback Whale Awareness
  • Laugh Friendly
  • Library Lovers
  • Low Vision
  • Mend a Broken Heart
  • Plant Seeds of Greatness
  • Pull Your Sofa Off the Wall
  • Responsible Pet Owner
  • Time Management

Feb. 1

  • Baked Alaska Day
  • Be An Encourager Day
  • Bureau of Forestry created 1905 (US)
  • Candle Mass
  • 1st Single rpm Record released 1949
  • 1st US Supreme Court 1790
  • Freedom Day
  • G.I. Joe Day
  • Hula in the Coola Day
  • Ice Cream for Breakfast Day
  • Reader’s Digest 1st published 1922
  • Robinson Crusoe Day
  • Spunky Old Broads Day

Feb. 2

  • Groundhog Day
  • Marmot Day
  • Super Bowl *

Feb. 3

  • The Day the Music Died (Buddy Holly, Ritchie Valens, J.P. Richardson and their pilot died in an aviation accident 1959)
  • Elmo’s Day (Sesame Street)
  • Artist Norman Rockwell born 1894

Feb. 4

  • Apache Wars begin 1861
  • Homemade Soup Day
  • Income Tax established 1913 (US)
  • Liberace Day
  • Charles Lindbergh born 1902
  • Rosa Parks born 1913
  • USO Day

Feb. 5

  • Chocolate Fondue Day
  • Girls and Women in Sports Day
  • Hank Aaron born 1934
  • Loop-the-loop Centrifugal Railway patented 1901
  • Monarch Butterfly Day
  • Nutella Day
  • Babe Ruth (George Herman) born 1895
  • Weatherman’s Day
  • 1st Wiffle Ball sold 1954
  • Wildlife Federation founded 1936 (US)

Feb. 6

  • Ballet Day
  • Lame Duck Day
  • Massachusetts Statehood 1788
  • Monopoly Game introduced  1935
  • President Ronald Reagan born 1911

Feb. 7

  • Bubble Gum Day
  • Author Charles Dickens born 1812
  • 1st Unattached Spacewalk 1984
  • Give Kids a Smile Day
  • Author Laura Ingalls Wilder born 1867
  • Wave All Your Fingers at Your Neighbor Day
  • Wear Red Day *
  • 2014 Winter Olympics begin *

Feb. 8

  • Boy Scouts (US) founded 1910
  • Laugh and Get Rich Day
  • Opera Day
  • Pizza Bake Week begins *
  • Author Jules Verne born 1828

Feb. 9

  • Celebration of Love Week begins
  • President William Harrison born 1773
  • Hershey Chocolate Founded 1894
  • Stop Bullying Day
  • Read in the Bathtub Day

Feb. 10

  • Be Electrific Day
  • Clean Out Your Computer Day *
  • Green Week begins
  • Family Day *
  • French and Indian War Ends 1763
  • Friendship Week begins *
  • Oatmeal Monday *
  • Random Acts of Kindness Week begins

Feb. 11

  • Thomas Edison born 1847
  • Extraterrestrial Culture Day *
  • Inventors’ Day
  • President Abraham Lincoln born 1809
  • Nelson Mandela released 1990
  • Peppermint Patty Day
  • Shut-In Visitation Day
  • White T-Shirt Day

Feb. 12

  • Paul Bunyan Day
  • Scientist Charles Darwin born 1809
  • Safety Pup Day

Feb.13

  • 1st Public School opened 1635 (US)
  • Get a Different Name Day
  • Artist Grant Wood born 1892

Feb. 14

  • Arizona Statehood 1912
  • Backyard Bird Count begins
  • Book Giving Day
  • Creme Filled Chocolates Day
  • Ferris Wheel Day (Inventor George Ferris born 1859)
  • Frederick Douglass Day
  • Have a Heart Day
  • Lantern Festival (China) *
  • League of Women Voters Day
  • Library Lovers Day
  • Oregon Statehood 1859
  • Race Relations Day
  • Valentine’s Day
  • World Marriage Day

Feb. 15

  • Susan B Anthony born 1820
  • Author Norman Birdwell born 1928
  • Flag Day (Canada)
  • Do a Grouch a Favor Day
  • Gum Drop Day
  • Scientist Galileo Galilei born 1564

Feb. 16

  • Almond Day
  • Brotherhood/Sisterhood Week begins
  • Engineers Week begins
  • Homes For Birds Week begins *
  • Nylon introduced 1937
  • King Tutankhamen’s Tomb opened 1923

Feb. 17

  • Human Spirit Day
  • Athlete Michael Jordan born 1963
  • Newsweek Magazine 1st Published 1933
  • President’s Day *
  • Random Acts of Kindness Day

Feb. 18

  • Battery Day (Inventor Volta born 1745)
  • Chocolate Mint Day
  • Hernando Cortes sets sail for Mexico 1519
  • Pluto discovered 1930
  • World Whale Day

Feb. 19

  • Scientist Nicolaus Copernicus born 1473
  • Iwo Jima Day (battle began 1945)
  • Love Your Pet Day
  • Phonograph patented 1878

Feb. 20

  • Hoodie Hoo Day (Nothern Hemisphere)
  • Mother Language Day
  • Social Justice Day
  • Student Volunteer Day
  • Toothpick patented 1872

Feb. 21

  •  The Communist Manifesto  by Karl Marx first published 1848
  • Confederate Constitution 1862
  • Polaroid Camera 1st demonstrated 1947
  • Sticky Bun Day

Feb. 22

  • Be Humble Day
  • Curling is Cool Day
  • President George Washington born 1732
  • Sword Swallowers Day
  • World Thinking Day

Feb. 23

  • Diesel Engine Day
  • Dolly the Sheep Cloned 1997
  • Flag Day (Mexico)
  • Composer George Frederick Handel born 1685
  • Pancake Week begins
  • Polio Vaccine 1st used 1954

Feb. 24

  • Chocolate Covered Nuts Day
  • Gregorian Calendar introduced 1582
  • Author Wilhelm Grimm born 1786
  • Artist Winslow Homer born 1836
  • Mexican Independence 1821
  • Tortilla Chip Day

Feb. 25

  • Paper Currency introduced (US) 1862
  • For Pete’s Sake Day
  • 1st Power Driven Vacuum Cleaner introduced 1902
  • Quiet Day
  • Artist Rierre Renoir born 1841

Feb. 26

  • Buffalo Bill born 1846
  • Inconvenience Yourself Day *
  • Pistachio Day
  • Levi Strauss born 1829
  • Tell a Fairy Tale Day

Feb. 27

  • Chili Day
  • Floral Design Day
  • Author Henry Wadsworth-Longfellow born 1807
  • No Brainer Day
  • Polar Bear Day
  • Author John Steinbeck born 1902
  • Strawberry Day

Feb. 28

  • Chocolate Souffle Day
  • DNA discovered 1953
  • French Fry Friday *
  • Kalevala Day (Finland)
  • Scientist Linus Pauling born 1901
  • Smokey the Bear introduced 1944
  • Tooth Fairy Day

The cute February calendar at the top of this post is a free printable from iMOM and you can download here  http://www.imom.com/tools/get-organized/2014-printable-calendars/

I make my monthly special days calendars by using several sources including old calendars,  holiday books, newspapers, and the web. If you know of a special day that I do not have listed, please comment and let me know what it is so I can add it in.   Below are the links to my favorite online calendars.

http://www.se7en.org.za/

http://www.apples4theteacher.com/

http://food.unl.edu/web/fnh/february

You can sign up for day in history e-mails at  http://www.pitara.com/reference/history/date/list-of-dates.asp?SMonth=11  and  http://www.christianity.com/church/church-history/by-date/

An American history article for every day!
http://www.mikechurch.com/category/this-day-in-founders-history/

Happy February!

betty jo

HSMJ-wideIHN

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