Famous People Celebrated in February

Mount Rushmore Presidents
Mount Rushmore Presidents | Source

US Presidents

Presidential Heroes In February

In the former Soviet Union, premiers, taxi drivers, astronauts, and other citizens often received the national award called Hero of the Soviet Union from 1934 - 1991. This award was a recognition for contributions toward the success of the country. One of these awards went to the world's first female astronaut.

The US President via Congress awards the Congressional Gold Medal yearly to similarly accomplished individuals and has done so since 1776. America has many other heroes and some of them are recognized in holidays.

President's Week in the USA is celebrated during the third week of February every year and President's Day, which honors George Washington and Abraham Lincoln, is observed on that Monday. Until 1968, each of these two men were honored with his own day of celebration.

Some US States and local communities still celebrate Lincoln's Birthday as its own holiday. Information Please Almanacs tell us that Congress never officially named the single holiday of the two presidents' birth as "Presidents Day." Some communities call it "Washington and Lincoln Day."

As is true of most national holidays currently, President's Day sales commercials are filled with dancing and gesturing Washingtons and Lincolns as they advertise mattresses and sofas.

A break-dancing Abraham Lincoln in a TV ad seems a little weird -- What will Barack Obama impersonators be selling in the future, do you think?

Well Known Writers

President Lincoln was a fan of reading and so are most good writers.

HubPages has recently recognized new writers on the site through the popular vote that awarded the Rising Star Accolade. You may be interested in reading some of their writings.

Writing Community Heroes

  • My Hubscore is 1 -- I've written great articles, made money, and have many followers. But I have a hubscore of 1! Here's how it happened and how you can avoid it.
  • How to Hold Your Own Hub Retreat -- Do you need help getting motivated to write your Hubs? Do you feel you're weak in some areas of Hub-related knowledge, but strong in others? Get together with a friend for a Hubbing retreat!

Heroes In Space

Ohio State University John Glenn Audiovisual Collection; NASA

Color formal portrait of Annie Glenn and John Glenn in his spacesuit as a crew member on the Space Shuttle Discovery mission STS-95, 1998.
Color formal portrait of Annie Glenn and John Glenn in his spacesuit as a crew member on the Space Shuttle Discovery mission STS-95, 1998. | Source

Aerospace Educator Heroes

February 20 is John Glenn Friendship 7 Day in Ohio, commemorating the first orbital flight by an American many decades ago. Without his flight and his years of advocacy, we would not have the opportunities of space business, new jobs, and new research extant today - not to mention a new sense of wonder at the Universe.

Senator Glenn (Democrat-OH, retired) is 94 years old and teaching in his School of Public Affairs at The Ohio State University, advocating for service, education, and science.His example is one reason that I joined the Civil Air Patrol's Aerospace Educator group.

With so many public figures entrenched in scandal or dying, John Glenn is solid and productive as a nonagenarian. Celebrations across Ohio began continue throughout each weekend that falls closest to February 20 annually.

The Hubs below were included in voting for HubNuggets during the thrid week of February 2012, as were the ones listed above. The Hubs below were included in the topic of Education and Science. Their authors are also still members of HubPages, so see what they are up to.

John Glenn: A Memoir
John Glenn: A Memoir

In his mid-nineties and still teaching at The Ohio State University, John Glenn and his wife Annie have a lot to remember. I feel sure that you will enjoy his long history from Ohio to the cosmos to Washington DC and back to Ohio. A hero of the movie The Right Stuff, there is no one like this last survivor of America's Mercury Astronauts, our first class of spacefaring people.

 

The most important thing we can do is inspire young minds and to advance the kind of science, math and technology education that will help youngsters take us to the next phase of space travel.

— John H. Glenn, Jr.; American Marine, War Veteran, Astronaut, Senator and Professor; age 94

The John Glenn School of Public Affairs, The Ohio State University, Columbus

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Heroes For Life

People to celebrate on Valentine's Day.

From the collection "Gender Heroes" at M4H.
From the collection "Gender Heroes" at M4H. | Source

Relationships as a part of the Gender and Relationships topic is one of the most popular topic area on the Internet.

As with the Hubs in the first two topics above, those listed below ere included in voting for HubNuggets Awards during the third week of February 2012.

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Gender and Relationships Hubs

  • The Sexiness of Self-Worth
    The biggest obstacle men and women face in the initial stages of dating is fear. Everyone has felt “not good enough” at one time or another. A man may fear rejection and a woman fears she isn’t pretty or shapely enough.
  • Traditional Cambodian (Khmer) Wedding Ceremonies
    This is the story of my traditional Khmer (Cambodian) wedding that took place in the spring of 2008. We combined Khmer traditions with American traditions (and even some Korean ones) and had a wonderful wedding! Please read if you want to know more...
  • Domestic Violence – Love is Not Supposed to Hurt
    Be a survivor not a victim. Domestic violence is no way to live. Read my story about domestic abuse. I got out just in time, will you?

Visiting Fellow Hubbers

How many of the above Hubs will you likely visit and read?

  • Maybe one or two.
  • Probably about half of them.
  • All of them - I like to visit Hubbers who have been around for a while.
  • None - No time to read much.
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pstraubie48 21 months ago from sunny Florida

You have organized and shared these in a way that makes me want to begin and the beginning and read until I am finished. I may not have taken the time to look them up individually but you took all of the work out of it for me.

And you had me at the photo of Mt. Rushmore which is one of my all time favorite places to visit. We traveled up there often when we lived in South Dakota.

Well done...shared g+ tweeted

Angels are on the way to you ps


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Patty Inglish, MS 21 months ago from North America Author

@pstraubie48 - I am blessed to have you read this! I kept many of the old HubNuggets write-ups and began to look to see who is still around - Many are still with us and that makes me glad. Glad you like the Mt. Rushmore image!


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m abdullah javed 21 months ago

This is something we need to understand and transfer to the younger generations as Mr Glenn rightly pointed out. Our bright future depends on how systematically we let the knowledge and research of our time to percolate to the grass root level. This is simply an inspiration patty. Thanks for sharing. Voted and shared.


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Patty Inglish, MS 21 months ago from North America Author

Thanks for the awesome comment!


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m abdullah javed 21 months ago

You are most welcome Patty. Wishing you and yours a Happy Christmas & a Prosperous New Year.


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mckbirdbks 21 months ago from Emerald Wells, Just off the crossroads,Texas

Hello congratulations to all the Feburary heroes. Very interesting meandering of people, places and events.


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Patty Inglish, MS 21 months ago from North America Author

There are lots of things and people to think about in February :)


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peachpurple 17 months ago from Home Sweet Home

i think lots of younger generations do not know these astronauts exist at all. Good hub


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Patty Inglish, MS 17 months ago from North America Author

That's probably true, unless they have been to a museum with exhibits about them.

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