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February. February 1, 2012. King Carlos I of Portugal and his eldest son, Luis Filipe, are assassinated. University of Washington student disappears from her apartment and is killed by Ted Bundy. The space shuttle Columbia breaks up, killing all seven crew members on board. February 2.

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February

February


February 1 2012

February 1, 2012

  • King Carlos I of Portugal and his eldest son, Luis Filipe, are assassinated.

  • University of Washington student disappears from her apartment and is killed by Ted Bundy.

  • The space shuttle Columbia breaks up, killing all seven crew members on board.


February 2

February 2

  • 1908-Portuguese king and heir assassinated.

  • 1974-Serial killer Ted Bundy strikes again.


February 3

February 3


February 4

February 4

  • 1945-The Yalta Conference commences

    What was the purpose of this meeting?

    What leader reneged on his promises?

  • 1974-Patty Hearst kidnapped

    Who was the SLA?

    What happened to Hearst?


February 5

February 5

  • 1917-Mexican constitution proclaimed

    What did the constitution promise to the people of Mexico?

    What happened to President Carranza?

    1989-The last Soviets troop leave Kabul

    The pro-communist Afghan government battled what group?

    What was the diplomatic response of the U.S. regarding Soviet presence in Afghanistan?


February 6

February 6

  • 1820-Freed slaves depart on journey to Africa.

    What is the purpose of the back to Africa movement?

    Where is the first U.S. colony in Africa?


February 7

February 7

  • 1904-The Great Baltimore Fire begins.

    How did the fire start?

    What size area did the fire destroy?

  • 1979-The “Angel of Death” dies.

    What is Mengele infamously known for?

    Where did he live out the remainder of his life after the war?


February 8 2012

February 8, 2012

  • Mary Queen of Scots is beheaded for her complicity in a plot to murder Queen Elizabeth I.

  • Peter the Great, emperor of Russia, dies and is succeeded by his wife, Catherine.

  • Cardinal Mindszenty is convicted of treason and sentenced to life imprisonment.


February 9 2012

February 9, 2012

  • On this day in 1887, President Grover Cleveland signs the Dawes Severalty Act into law.

  • On this day, Congress pushes ahead standard time for the United States by one hour in each time zone, imposing daylight saving time--called at the time "war time."

  • Magic Johnson returns to play in the 42nd NBA All-Star game.


February 13 2012

February 13, 2012

  • Galileo faces charges of heresy for advocating Copernican theory.

  • A 21-year-old woman in the ski town of Breckenridge, Colorado, and is raped and severely beaten with a claw hammer.

  • Following Britain's Mary and William are proclaimed joint sovereigns of Great Britain.


February 14

February 14

  • 278-St. Valentine beheaded

    Why was St. Valentine killed?

    How did Valentine’s day become connected with romance?

  • 1929-Penicillin discovered

    Who discovered penicillin?

    What is penicillin used for?


February 15 2012

February 15, 2012

  • Toy store owner and inventor Morris Michtom places two stuffed bears in his shop window, advertising them as Teddy bears.

  • The entire 18-member U.S. figure skating team is killed in a plane crash.

  • Walt Disney’s animated feature Cinderella opens in theaters across the United States.


February 18

February 18

  • 1967-J. Robert Oppenheimer dies

    What did Oppenheimer and his team create?

    President Harry S. Truman approved the development of what?

  • 2011-Green River serial killer pleads guilty to 49th murder

    Why didn’t Ridgway receive the death penalty?

    Why did he kill the women?


February 19

February 19

  • 1942-FDR signs Executive Order 9066

    How did this affect Japanese people?

    What did the order contradict?

  • 1945- Marines invade Iwo Jima

    Why did the U.S. want to capture Iwo Jima?

    What were the underwater teams who reached the island first called?


February 20

February 20


February 21

February 21


February 25

February 25

  • 1890-Molotov is born

    What did Molotov advocate?

    What is he best known for?

  • 1948-Communists take power in Czechoslovakia

    How did western world see the Soviet Union’s influence into Czechoslovakia?

    How did the communists validate their victory?


February 27

February 27

  • 1827-New Orleanians take to the streets for Mardi Gras

    What country banned Mardi Gras in Louisiana?

    What krewe organized the first large scale parade?

  • 1960-U.S. Olympic hockey team beats Soviet Union

    Who did the U.S. beat in the final round?

    When did history repeat itself?


February 28 2012

February 28, 2012

  • Scientists have determined the double-helix structure of DNA, the molecule containing human genes.

  • Federal agents raid the Branch Davidian cult compound in Waco, Texas, prompting a shootout.


February 29 2012

February 29, 2012

  • Both the British ship Alcantara and the German Grief sink after engaging in battle on the North Sea.

  • A Christian sect commonly known as the Shakers, is born in Manchester, England.

  • Deerfield is attacked by a French and Native American force.


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