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

  2. 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.

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

  4. On February 15, 1961, a tragic plane crash killed all the members of the U.S. Figure Skating Team. Also, friends, family, judges, officials, and coaches were killed. The skaters were traveling to the World Championships. This is the last photo of the team

  5. Chinese New Year has been a traditional Chinese Festival for more than 4000 years. It is meant to end the winter season and mark the beginning of spring. Chinese New Year falls on the first day of the first month of the Lunar Calendar. The Lunar Calendar can begin at the end of January or beginning of February and ends with the first full moon - 15 days later.

  6. When Titanic was released, it remained number 1 in the U.S. box office for 15 consecutive weeks; its highest grossing day was February 14, more than 8 weeks after its initial release

  7. .. before 15 February 1965, when the Maple Leaf flag was first flown, Canada did not have an official state flag.

  8. On February 15, the Confederates tried to break through the Union perimeter.

  9. The flag of Canada was adopted February 15 1965

  10. February 15 marks the Roman holiday of Lupercalia, in which young men run naked through the streets with straps and whip the hands of women to ensure their fertility

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In February 2016, Martin Shkreli offered to purchase Kanye West's album, The Life of Pablo, outright for $10 million, and then unsuccessfully increased his offer to $15 million.

Valentine's days roots are in the ancient Roman festival of Lupercalia, a fertility celebration commemorated annually on February 15. Pope Gelasius I recast this pagan festival as a Christian feast day circa 496, declaring February 14 to be St. Valentine's Day.

In February 1980, window cleaner Frank Makosiej, was working 15 floors above 57th Street and Park Avenue when his safety strap failed, sending him to the ground. Miraculously, he survived and only injured his left ankle.

Yellowstone National Park will kill up to 900 Bison between February 15, 2016 - March 31, 2016 in order to meet the guidelines of a court-mediated agreement signed in 2000 requiring the limiting of bison abundance and distribution in Montana.

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In February 2016, Martin Shkreli offered to purchase Kanye West's album, The Life of Pablo, outright for $10 million, and then unsuccessfully increased his offer to $15 million.

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

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On February 15, 2013 two asteroids with completely different orbits made record close approaches to Earth

This is the last photo of the 1961 American Champion figure skating team that on February 15, 1961, died in a tragic plane crash killing all members.72 people including friends, family, judges, officials, and coaches were killed. The World Championship were cancelled that year.

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On February 5, 1937, President Franklin Roosevelt announces a controversial plan to expand the Supreme Court to as many as 15 judges, allegedly to make it more efficient. Critics said he was trying to “pack” the court and thus neutralize Supreme Court justices hostile to his New Deal.

On February 15, 1798, Connecticut Rep. Roger Griswold beat Vermont Rep. Matthew Lyon with a wooden cane on the House floor. Lyon defended himself with fire tongs. The dispute started weeks prior when Lyon spit tobacco juice at Griswold.

Before 1971 penny referred to a coin 1/240th the value of a pound. 15 February 1971, known as Decimal Day, the day United Kingdom and Ireland decimalised their currencies. Before Decimal Day in 1971 twelve pence made a shilling, and twenty shillings made a pound, hence 240 pence in one pound.

It wasn't until 15 February 1971 (Decimal Day) that the UK decimalised its currency. Before this date in the UK, each pound was made up of 20 shillings, each shiling was made up of 12 pence, which meant each pound was 240 pence.

Bathsheba Spooner (February 15, 1746 – July 2, 1778) was the first woman executed in the United States following the Declaration of Independence. She petitioned for a postponement, citing her pregnancy, but 14 midwives swore she wasn't with child. A postmortem exam showed she was pregnant.

Congress passed a law last year that requires the IRS to HOLD all tax refunds that include the Earned Income Tax Credit (EITC) and Additional Child Tax Credit (ACTC) until February 15, 2019, regardless of how early the tax return was filed.

The US and UK actually have days celebrating being single. They take place on September 22 and February 15, respectively.

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On February 15, 2003 millions all around the world marched against the Iraq war.It even broke Guinness Records.