February 15 holidays in 2021

Holiday name Holiday location Holiday type
Parinirvana Day - Buddhist
National Flag of Canada Day Canada Observance
Total Defense Day Singapore Observance
Statehood Day of the Republic of Serbia Serbia National Holiday
Day of Ashakalia Kosovo Observance
Susan B Anthony's Birthday United States (Ca , Fl , Ny , Wi) Local Observance
Singles Awareness Day - Unofficial (Relationships & Family)
National Gumdrop Day - Unofficial (Food & Drinks, Fun & Joy)
Presidents' Day United States Multiple Types
Presidents' Day Multiple [Show] Multiple Types
Islander Day Canada (Prince Edward Island) Common Local Holiday
Family Day Canada (AB, BC, NB, ON, SK) Common Local Holiday
Nova Scotia Heritage Day Canada (Nova Scotia) Common Local Holiday
Louis Riel Day Canada (Manitoba) Common Local Holiday
Carnival Monday Multiple [Show] Multiple Types
Carnival Multiple [Show] Multiple Types
Daisy Gatson Bates Day United States (Arkansas) State Holiday
Susan B. Anthony's Birthday United States (CA, FL, NY, WI) Local Observance
President's Day Multiple [Show] Public Holiday
Spring Festival Golden Week holiday China Common Local Holiday
Third day of Chinese Lunar New Year Hong kong National Holiday
Chinese New Year Holiday 3 Taiwan National Holiday
Tet holiday Vietnam National Holiday
Shrove Monday Germany Observance
Take Your Family To School Week - Unofficial (Education & Reading, Relationships & Family)
Random Acts Of Kindness Week - Unofficial (Activity & Action)

Historical Events on February 15

  • 1764: Louis City is founded in what was once a part of Spanish Louisiana – today, that area is the state of Missouri.
  • 1862: General Ulysses S. Grant leads Union forces on an attack upon Fort Donelson in Tennessee.
  • 1870: In New Jersey, the Stevens Institute of Technology is officially founded. This university is the first one in the United States to offer a Bachelor of Engineering degree for Mechanical Engineering.
  • 1879: Signed into law by Rutherford B. Hayes, a new bill allows women to argue cases before the U.S Supreme Court.
  • 1898: The USS Maine sinks in Havana Harbor in Cuba; As a result, over 270 people are killed and the U.S declares war on Spain.
  • 1909: In Acapulco, Mexico a fire breaks out in the Flores Theater. Approximately 250 people are killed.
  • 1933: Giuseppe Zangara tries to assassinate United States President-elect Franklin D. Roosevelt in Miami. Instead, he shoots the Mayor of Chicago, Anton J. Cermak. Mayor Cermak will die from these wound on March 6th of that very same year.
  • 1942: Singapore falls during World War II when British General Percival surrenders to Japanese force. Over 80,000 soldiers from India, Australia and the U.K become POWs.
  • 1992: Convicted serial killer Jeffrey Dahmer is given a life sentence.
  • 2001: The initial sequencing of the human genome is published in Nature for the first time.
  • 2003: An estimated 8 to 29 million people in 600 cities worldwide participate in protests against the Iraq war.
  • 2013: A meteor blows up over Russia causing panic, blowing out windows and injuring approximately fifteen hundred people.
  • 2013: Asteroid 2012 DA14 becomes one of the closest passes by an asteroid its size in history.

Famous Birthdays on February 15

  • American businessman and founder of Tiffany & Co., Charles Lewis Tiffany is born in 1812.
  • American activist and suffragist, Susan B. Anthony is born in 1820.
  • American lawyer, politician and Nobel Prize laureate, Elihu Root is born in 1845.
  • British-Irish captain and polar explorer, Ernest Shackleton is born in 1874.
  • American animator and screenwriter, Matt Groening is born in 1954.
  • American model and author, Janice Dickinson is born in 1955.
  • American actor Christopher McDonald is born in 1955.
  • American comedian and actor, Chris Farley is born in 1964.
  • American actress and producer, Renee O’Connor is born in 1971.
  • American singer-songwriter Brandon Boyd is born in 1976.

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Maundy Thursday


Memorial Day

Bastille Day