2021 February

February 15: Facts & Historical Events On This Day

Facts & Historic Events That Happened on February 15

February 15th is World Whale Day and Singles Awareness Day.

Today marks day 46 of the year, and we have 319 days left of the year.

People who were born on February 15th share the Aquarius zodiac sign.

You’re in for a surprise if today is your birthday as this day marks a very unique and varied day in history including; foods and drinks we can’t live without, advances in motion pictures and human body discoveries.

Did you know that on this day in 1927, the silent movie ‘IT’ was released in the US? The movie follows a salesgirl who pursues a handsome playboy while working in a department store.

Keep reading for more facts about February 15th in history!

What Happened On February 15 In History?

2001

The first draft of the human genome was published in Nature Magazine.

1992

Serial killer Jeffrey Dahmer, who was known as the Milwaukee Cannibal, was sentenced to life in prison.

1971

Great Britain ditched their Pence and Shillings currency values for decimal varieties.

OTD in 1971: Great Britain ditched their Pence and Shillings currency values for decimal varieties.
The Pence and Shilling had been used in Britain for 1,200 years.
Source BBC
1961

Sabena Flight 458 crashed, killing the entire US Figure Skating team.

The US Figure Skating team was travelling to Prague, Czechoslovakia to attend the World Figure Skating Championship.
1936

Adolf Hitler announced the construction of the Volkswagen Beetle.

1933

An assassination attempt was made against US President Franklin D. Roosevelt by an Italian immigrant named Giuseppe Zangara.

Giuseppe fired five times missing FDR but hitting five others including Chicago Mayor, Anton Cermak.
1927

The silent movie IT was released in the US.

Source IMDB
1906

A trade union was founded that later became the current British Labor Party.

1879

US President Rutherford B. Hayes signed a bill allowing female attorneys to argue cases before the Supreme Court.

1864

Heineken International was founded in the Netherlands.

OTD in 1864: Heineken International was founded in the Netherlands.
399 BC

The Greek philosopher Socrates was sentenced to death for corrupting the minds of Athens’s youth.

He chose not to flee the city and take his execution by drinking hemlock, a highly poisonous plant from the carrot family.

Did you know that on this day, February 15th 1927, the silent movie ‘IT' was released in the US?