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?
The first draft of the human genome was published in Nature Magazine.
Serial killer Jeffrey Dahmer, who was known as the Milwaukee Cannibal, was sentenced to life in prison.
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.
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.
Adolf Hitler announced the construction of the Volkswagen Beetle.
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.
The silent movie IT was released in the US.
A trade union was founded that later became the current British Labor Party.
US President Rutherford B. Hayes signed a bill allowing female attorneys to argue cases before the Supreme Court.
Heineken International was founded in the Netherlands.
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.