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February Fun Facts and Trivia
- The Supreme Court of the U.S. met for the first time on February 1, 1790.
- Abraham Lincoln was born on February 12, 1809.
- Super Bowl XLIV will be held February 6th at the Cowboys Stadium in Arlington, Texas.
- On February 14, 1859 Oregon became the 33rd state to join the Union.
- February is the most misspelled of all the months.
- The U. S. acquired the Florida territory from Spain on February 22, 1819.
- On February 8, 1587, Mary, Queen of Scots was executed.
- Sir Frances Drake became the first known Englishman to sail the Pacific. He sailed on February 11. 1578.
- On February 10, 1962, Astronaut John Glen Jr. becoame the first American to orbit the earth.
- The violet is the February's flower. Although there are some that say the primrose is February's flower.
- The Boy Scouts of America incorporated in February in 1910.
- Amethyst is the birthstone for the month of February.
- Princess Elizabeth became Queen Elizabeth on February 6, 1952.
- The astrological signs for February are: Aquarius, January 20 - February 18 and Pisces, February 19 - March 20. Or if you are following the new astrological line-up: Capricorn, January 19 - February 15 and Aquarius February 16 - March 11.
- The U. S. Senate ratified the peace treaty ending the Spanish-American War, February 6, 1899.
- Groundhog Day, celebrated on February 2, came about because of a German superstition. They thought if a hibernating animal cast a shadow on February 2nd that winter would last for another six weeks. If there was no shadow, spring would come early.
February Quotes and Sayings
- Late February, and the air's so balmy sonowdrops and crocuses might be fooled into early blooming. Then the inevitable blizzard will come, blighting our harbingers of spring, and the numbed yards will go back undercover. In Florida, it's strawberry season - shortcake, waffles, berries and cream will be penciled on the coffeshop menus. - Gail Mazu
- Keep your faith in beautiful things, in the sunshine when it is hidden, in the spring whenit is gone. - Roy R. Gibson
- The flowers of late winter and early spring occipy places in our hearts well out of proportion to their size. - Gertrude S. Wister
- February is merely as long as is needed to pass the time until March. - Dr. J. R. Stockton
- February makes a bridge, and March breaks it. - George Herbert
- Gravestone wearing a rosary Christmas! Colour purple dream burning, February's sea. - Sadayo Takizawa
- February, when the days of winter seem endless and no amount of wistful recollecting can bring back any air of summer. - Shirley Jackson
28 Word Poem for February
biting chills, and
white snow fluffed hills
Valentine's Day, oh how gay!
president's day is coming our way.
February, sweet and small, greatest month of all.
Afternoon in February
The day is ending,
The night is descending;
The marsh is frozen,
The river dead.
Through clouds like ashes
The red sun flashes
On village windows
That glimmer red.
Henry Wadsworth Longfellow
February knows his fortune well,
Even in the bitterness of dawn
Breaking in the coldest hour of hell,
Revealing but the worst that must be borne.
Underneath the ice the passions sleep
Ablaze with all the beauty of their burning,
Rendering a richness that will keep
Yet warm within the cavern of his yearning.
© Nicholas Gordon
Old Groundhog stretched in his leafy bed.
He turned over slowly and then he said,
"I wonder if spring is on the way,
I'll go and check the weather today.
If I see my shadow between eleven and noon,
I then will know that I'm out too soon.
I'll crawl back in bed for six weeks more,
Pull up the warm covers and snore and snore.
But if no shadow gives me a scare,
I know that spring is in the air,
I'll wake my friends and wish them cheer,
With glorious news that spring is here."
February Monthly Observations
- American Health Month
- National Snack Food Month
- Great American Pie Month
- Bird Feeding Month
- Adopt a Rescued Rabbit Month
- Bake For Family Fun Month
- National Cherry Month
- International Friend Month
- Potato Lovers Month
- International Boost Self-Esteem Month
- Canned Food Month
- American History Month
- National Children's Dental Health Month
- Cat Health Month
- Sinus Pain Awareness Month
- Responsible Pet Owners Month
- National Grapefruit Month
- International Expect Success Month
- Chocolate Lovers Month
- Creative Romance Month
- National Embroidery Month
- National Weddings Month
February Weekly Observations
- Burn Awareness Week
- Children's Authors and Illustrators Week
- Woman's Heart Week
- National Patient Recognition Week
- School Counselors Week
- Consumer Protection Week
- International Networking Week
- Jello Week
- Freelance Writer's Appreciation Week
- National Green Week
- Celebration of Love Week
- Sexual Responsibility Week
- Congenital Heart Defect Week
- Flirting Week
- Love Your Pet Week
- International Friendship Week
- PTA Take Your Family to School Week
- Engineer's Week
- Random Acts of Kindness Week
- National Secondhand Wardrobe Week
- Peace Corps Week
- Eating Disorders Week
- Telecommuter Appreciation Week
- Pancake Week
- National Enterpreneurship Week
- Summer in February, Film, 2013
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- Five Famous People Born on February 22
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