Valentine’s Day isn’t the only noteworthy happening in February History. Take a quick history lesson here and brush up on your February History!
February 1, 2003 – Sixteen minutes before it was scheduled to land, the Space Shuttle Columbia broke apart in flight over Texas, killing all seven crew members.
February 3, 1870 – The 15th Amendment to the U.S. Constitution was ratified.
February 3, 1913 – The 16th Amendment to the U.S. Constitution was ratified.
February 3, 1959 – The Day The Music Died. Buddy Holly, Richie Valens and Jiles Perry “J. P.” Richardson, Jr. died in a plane crash.
February 8, 1910 – The Boy Scouts of America was incorporated.
Wednesday, February 14, 2018 – Valentine’s Day. This is the official Wells Brothers reminder.
February 17, 1909 – Apache Chief Geronimo (1829-1909) died while in captivity at Fort Sill, Oklahoma.
February 19, 1942 – Internment of Japanese Americans began after President Franklin Roosevelt issued an Executive Order Number 9066.
February 23, 1942 – During World War II, the first attack on the U.S. mainland occurred as a Japanese submarine shelled an oil refinery near Santa Barbara, California.