Wednesday, February 15, 2012
Thursday, February 15, 2007
Chris Ellison, the Australian Minister for Justice, warns anti-whaling protesters and the Japanese whaling fleet that they could face questioning over recent clashes in the Southern Ocean. Meanwhile, the crew were evacuated from the largest ship in the Japanese Antarctic fleet, the "Nisshin Maru," following a fire. //www.abc.net.au/news/newsitems/200702/s1848838.htm
(ABC News Australia Online)
The Hamas-led Palestinian government has resigned to make way for a new administration. The Palestinian Prime Minister Ismail Haniyeh remains as caretaker Prime Minister and will select a new cabinet. //www.abc.net.au/news/newsitems/200702/s1849075.htm
(Reuters/AFP via ABC Online Australia)
Sunday, February 15, 2004
Canadian Prime Minister Paul Martin goes on record that anyone found to be culpable in the sponsorship scandal, including himself, will be immediately discharged. The issue could delay the upcoming election until after the public enquiry is completed.
Saturday, February 15, 2003
Global protests against Iraq war
: More than 10 million people protest in over 600 cities worldwide, the largest to take place before a war occurs.
Global protests against war on Iraq: People around the world demonstrated against the planning of war against Iraq. In Rome three million people were on the streets, in London one million. In Berlin there were half a million in the largest demonstration for some decades. There were also protest marches all over France as well as in many other smaller European cities. Protests were also held in South Africa, Syria, India, Russia, Canada and in the US, in around 600 cities in total.
Friday, February 15, 2002
Friday, February 15, 1991
The Visegrad Agreement, establishing cooperation to move toward free-market systems, is signed by the leaders of Czechoslovakia, Hungary and Poland.
Saturday, February 15, 1986
Monday, February 15, 1982
Friday, February 15, 1980
Thursday, February 15, 1979
A suspected gas explosion in a Warsaw
bank kills 49.
Tuesday, February 15, 1977
Space Shuttle program: First test taxi flight of Space Shuttle Enterprise.
Sunday, February 15, 1976
Wednesday, February 15, 1967
The Soviet Union
announces that it has sent troops near the Chinese border.
Monday, February 15, 1965
Friday, February 15, 1957
The Toddlers' Truce
, a controversial television closedown between 6.00 p.m. and 7.00 p.m., is abolished in the United Kingdom.
Friday, February 15, 1952
Thursday, February 15, 1951
Friday, February 15, 1946
Canada indicts 22 communist agents.
Tuesday, February 15, 1944
Sunday, February 15, 1942
Friday, February 15, 1935
The discovery and clinical development of Prontosil
, the first broadly effective antibacterial drug, is published in a series of articles in Germany's pre-eminent medical journal, "Deutsche Medizinische Wochenschrift", by Gerhard Domagk
Wednesday, February 15, 1933
The Blaine Act
passes the United States
Senate, submitting the proposed 21st Amendment to the Constitution to the states for ratification. The amendment is ratified on December 5, ending prohibition in the United States
Sunday, February 15, 1925
Wednesday, February 15, 1922
Friday, February 15, 1918
Sunday, February 15, 1903
Saturday, February 15, 1902
Thursday, February 15, 1900
Second Boer War: The Siege of Kimberley is lifted.
Wednesday, February 15, 1899
The February Manifesto is issued by the Emperor of Russia subjugating the Diet of Finland to Imperial legislation. The Finnish estates lose their veto in regards to laws interpreted to concern all Russia, including autonomous Finland. The manifesto is viewed as unconstitutional and a coup d'état by the Finns who have come to consider their country being in real union with Russia. Furthermore, the manifesto also fails to separate which laws are to be considered local or imperial, leading the Finns to fear that any law could be considered as imperial, therefore in fact stripping the Finnish diet of all its legislative power.
Tuesday, February 15, 1898
Spanish-American War: The USS "Maine" explodes and sinks in Havana harbor, Cuba, for then-unknown reasons, killing 266 men. This event helps lead the United States to declare war on Spain.
Thursday, February 15, 1894
At 04:51 GMT, French anarchist Martial Bourdin attempts to destroy the Royal Greenwich Observatory, London, United Kingdom with a bomb.
Sunday, February 15, 1891
Saturday, February 15, 1879
Women's rights: American President Rutherford B. Hayes signs a bill allowing female attorneys to argue cases before the Supreme Court of the United States.
Saturday, February 15, 1862
Thursday, February 15, 1855
Sunday, February 15, 1852
The Great Ormond Street Hospital for Sick Children, London, admits its first patient.
Saturday, February 15, 1851
Monday, February 15, 1819
Friday, February 15, 1805
Wednesday, February 15, 1804
Wednesday, February 15, 1775
Wednesday, February 15, 1764
The American city of St Louis
Tuesday, February 15, 1763
Friday, February 15, 1760
The British Royal Navy ship HMS "Royal Katherine" runs aground off Bolt Head in England with the loss of 699 lives.
Wednesday, February 15, 1645
English Civil War: The New Model Army is officially founded.
Sunday, February 15, 1637
Sunday, February 5, 1570 (Julianian calendar)
Wednesday, February 7, 1364 (Julianian calendar)
Monday, February 7, 1362 (Julianian calendar)
King Magnus Eriksson's son Haakon, who is already king of Norway, proclaims himself king of Sweden, in opposition to his father. However, later during the year, father and son are reconciled and rule Sweden together.
King Magnus Eriksson's
, who is already king of Norway, proclaims himself king of Sweden, in opposition to his father. However, later during the year, father and son are reconciled and rule Sweden together.
Thursday, February 8, 1145 (Julianian calendar)
Arnold of Brescia joins the revolutionary Commune of Rome, where he becomes its intellectual leader for the next decade.
and his team of historians finish the compilation of the Korean historical text "Samguk Sagi
Tuesday, February 10, 901 (Julianian calendar)
Monday, February 13, 590 (Julianian calendar)
Monday, February 14, 438 (Julianian calendar)
Aelia Eudocia, wife of Theodosius II, goes on a pilgrimage to Jeruzalem, bringing back with her holy relics to prove her faith.
Sunday, February 14, 342 (Julianian calendar)