Important Events of February.

February is Healthy lifestyles Awareness Month.

1)36th anniversary of Indian Coastal Guard(1977)

Birthday of Jacky Shroff ,Bollywood film actor(1957).

10th death anniversary of Kalpana Chawla,NASA
astronaut.Columbia, NASA Space shuttle,exploded over
Texas on February 1,2003,killing all the 7 crews
including  Kalpana Chawla.

Rani Abbakka Jayanthi (B:1525 D:1570)is celebrated

in the month of February. Rani Abbakka Chowta was

the first Tuluva queen of Ullal who fought the Portugese

in the later half of the 16th century.

2.World wet land day.
Ground hog day.(w.e.f.1887)
Birthday of Princess Amrita Kaur(1889), the first
health minister of India after independence.
3.44th death anniversary of C.N.Annadurai.(D.M.K.founder
and former chief minister of Tamilnadu)
Birthday of Deepti Naval(1957),Bollywood actress.
Death anniversary of Keremane Shambhu Hegde,
a legendary yakshagana artist.(June 10,1938 to February 3,2009).

Birthday of Vaheeda  Rehman-Indian cinema actress.(1938)
4.Independence day(1948) of Sri Lanka.
World Cancer Day.
Birthday (1974) of Urmila Matondkar(actress)
Birthday(53rd) of Odiyoor Shri Guru Devanand Swamiji.
Birthday of Pandit Bhimsen Joshi(1922), Singer in
Hindustani style of music. He was awarded”Karnataka Ratna”
by the state government of Karnataka.He expired on 24 January 2011.
Chaurichaura incident(1922) was one of the defining
moments of the Indian independence movement.
Chaurichaura is a small town near Gorakhpur in U.P.
The mob, upset with police action during the
picketing of a liquor shop, torched a police
station, killing 23 policemen.

Facebook is a social networking service launched on

February 4, 2004 by Mark Zuckerberg. February 4 is

known as friendship day at Facebook.

Publication of ”Readers Digest”, an American general interest

family magazine started since 1922 February  5th.
5.Birthday of Abhishek Bachchan(1976)
Death anniversary of Maharshi Mahesh Yogi(2008)
6.National day of NewZealand.
Birthday of Ronald Reagan(B:February 6, 1911 D:June 5,2004),

was the 40th U.S.President.
Pay a Compliment Day.
Birthday of G.S.Shivarudrappa(B:February 7,1926;

D:December 23,2013 ),Kannada author and poet. He was

awarded the title of Rashtrakani(national poet) by the

government of Karnataka in 2006.
February 6-Death anniversary of Pratap Singh

Kairan(1901 to 1965),freedom fighter and former c.m. of Punjab.

Khan Abdul Ghaffar Khan(B:6 February 1890;D: 20 January1988)

was a political and spiritual leader known for his non-violent

opposition and a devout Muslim.Aclose friend of Gandhiji,

he was nick named ”Frontier Gandhi” in British India.
7.Birthday of Sheila Kaul(1915),a social democratic
leader of Indian National Congress and former union
cabinet minister.
Birthday of Charles Dickens(author)
National day of Grenada.

Women in Switzerland were given the right to vote on

February 7,1971.

The treaty on European Union was signed at Maastricht

on February 7, 1992.

8. Birthday of Jules Verne(French writer)Born in Nantes
on 1828 and died on 1905)
Founder’s Day of Bharat Beedi Works-Founded by
Late B.Manjunath Pai (birth centenary)

S.V.Parameshwara Bhat,(B:February 8,1914;D:October 27,2000)

was Kannada poet and author.

National Deworming day.
9.Death anniversary(2006)of Nadira, actress of films
Aan, Shri 420 etc.
Birthday of Rahul Roy(1968),cine actor.
—-do– of Amrita Singh(1958), cine actress.
The first census of independent India was conducted
in 1951 from February 9th to 28th. It was the 7th census
in its continuous serial.
Chinese New Year(Snake)-2013.
10. World Radio day.
Birthday of Dayananda Saraswati(1824), founder of ‘Arya Samaj’.
He wrote ‘Satyartha Prakasha’.
11.World Marriage Day on second Sunday of February.
Birthday of Thomas Alva Edison(1847)scientist,who invented
electric bulb, gramaphone etc.
Birthday of Tina Ambani(1957),wife of Anil Ambani.
Islamic Revolution in Iran(1979).
12.Birthday (1809) of Abraham Lincoln, 16th President of U.S.A.

He established Indian National Congress in 1885.

Birthday (1809) of Charles Darwin(scientist),originator of
Biological Theory of Evolution.
Birthday of Pran(1920), Bollywood actor.

Dayananda Saraswati(B:February 12, 1824;D:October 30, 1883)

was a Hindu religious leader who founded the Arya Samaj,

a Hindu reform movement.
13. World Hug Day.
World Radio Day.
134th birthday of Sarojini Naidu(1879), Nightingale of India.

O.N.V.Kurup(B:27 May 1931;D:February 13,2016) was a

celebrated Malayalam poet,lyricist, professor from Kerala.

He received the Jnanapitha Award(2007).

New Delhi became the capital of India on February 13, 1931.
14.Birthday of Kengal Hanumanthaiah(1908), the second
chief minister of Karnataka. He is best remembered for
his construction of Vidhana Soudha, the seat of State
Valentine Day.Death anniversary of Saint Valentine is
celebrated as lovers’day.
Birthday of Madhubala(1933),cine actress.
World Impotence Day.
Birthday of Sushma Swaraj(Politician, B.J.P.leader).
Pham Tuan (B:February 14, 1947)was a first Asian man
to fly into space,when he flew aboard the Soyuz 37
on July 23, 1980.
15.Birthday of Randhir Kapur, Bollywood actor.
Kanakadasa,devotee of Lord AdiKeshava,Kaginele,
was born on February 15, 1495 at a village named Bada,
Haveri District. He lived for 98 years.
Healthy Lifestyles Awareness Day.

The National Flag Day of Canada.National flag of Canada

was inaugurated on February 15,1965.

Galileo Galilei(B:15 February 1564;D:8 January 1642) was an

Italian astronomer and a scientist.

16.Krishna Deva Raya, emperor of Vijayanagar(B:16 February 1471-D:1529)
17.Death anniversary of Jiddu Krishnamurthy(1895 to 1986),
writer on philosophical and spiritual subjects.
Birthday of Paris Hilton,socialite,singer, author,
Birthday of Michael Jordan(basketball player).
Birthday of Darshan, kannada film actor.
Kreeda Bharati in India celebrates the Ratha Saptami
(Magha saptami) as Global Surya Namaskar day.

International Committee of Red Cross (ICRC) was founded

on 17 February, 1863 by Henry Dunant and others.
18.Nepal celebrates National Democracy Day w.e.f.1951.
Birthday(1918 to1992) of Dr.M.Gopalkrishna adiga(author and poet).
Birthday of Sajid Nadiadwala(1966),Indian film producer.
Ramakrishna Paramahamsa was born on February 18,1836.He

was a saint, who advocated the supremacy of the spiritual entity.
He was a mystic of 19th century India.He passed away on

August 16,1886.

Plato, the dwarf planet was discovered by an American astronomer

Clyde Tombaugh on 18 February 1930.

Karnataka Bank was incorporated on 18, February 1924(Founders Day)

and commenced business on 23 May 1924.

Chaitanya Mahaprabhu (B:18 February,1486;D:14 June 1534) was

a spiritual leader who founded Gaudiya Vaishnavism.

The first official airmail flight took off in India on

February 18, 1911.
19.Death anniversary of Gopala Krishna Gokhale(1915),
one of the pioneers of the independence movement and
a social reformer.
Chatrapati Shivaji(B:19,February 1630; D:April 3, 1680)) was a

Maratha King.

Birthday  of Copernicus(1473), celebrated as Solar system Day.
Birthday of M.S.Golvalkar(1906), popularly known as Guruji.
He was the second supreme chief of Rashtriya Swayamsewak
Sangh(R.S.S.), a social and cultural organisation.
Chocolate Mint Day.

Thomas Edison got patent on February 19,1878 for the Phonograph.

20.World Day of Social Justice.
Birthday of Cindy Crawford(1966), American model.
Alan B.Shepard(1923 to 1998), an American astronaut,
travelled in the space.He was the first American and
second person to fly into space.(on February 20, 1962)
Lord Lois Mountbatten was appointed as last viceroy
of India.He was the first Governor General of
independent India upto June 1948.

Mizoram became 23rd State of India on 20th February, 1987.
21. International Mother Language Day.(UNESCO)
National Management Day.All India Management Association
was formed on 21st February,1957.Over 3000 companies are
corporate members and more than 30,000 managers are
individual members of AIMA.
Birthday of Jayashree Gadkar(1942 to 2008),cine actress
in Hindi and Marathi films.
Death anniversary of Kittur Chennamma(B:23 October 1778;

D:21 February  1829)

Akbar Ali, doyen of limerick writers(B:March 3, 1925;

D:February 21, 2016) was a Kannada professor and poet.
22.Birthday of George Washington(1732),President, U.S.A.
Scouts’ Founder’s Day.(Robert Baden Powell was born

on 22 February 1857. He founded The Scouts Movement

in England on 1907).
23.Death anniversary of Mataji Nirmala Devi(2011),
founder of Sahaja yoga.

World Rotary Day  which day is also called world understanding

and peace day.
24.Central Excise Day.
National Day of Estonia.
Death anniversary of Rukmini Devi Arundale(1986),
dancer and choreographer of the Indian classical dance
form of Bharatnatya.She was born on 1904,February 29.
Birthday of Jayalalitha(1948),  chief minister
of Tamilnadu. She expired on 5 December 2016.
Russian Revolution began on Feb.24,1917 and
culminated in the Bolshevik revolution of October(24-25)
Birthday of Pooja Bhatt(1972),cine actress.

Steve Jobs(B:February 24,1955;D:October 5, 2011) was

the co-founder and C.E.O. of Apple Inc.

Jan Koum and Brian Acton founded WhatsApp in February 24

2009 in California.
25.Independence day of Kuwait
Death anniversary of cricket star, Dan Bradman(2001).
Born on August 27,1908;
Birthday of Danny Denzongpa(1948), cine actor.
—do—of Shahid Kapur(1981), cine actor.
—do—of Divya Bharathi(1974),cine actress.
—do—of Kokila Ben(1934),mother of Anil
and Mukhesh Ambani.
26.Death anniversary of Vinayak Damodar Savarkar,
President of Hindu Mahasabha.
Birthday of Victor Hugo(1802 to 1885),romantic
poet, novelist and dramatist.
27.Chandrashekhar Azad was hanged(1931).He was a
revolutionary during independence movement of India.
Godhra incident in Gujarat; communal riot resulted
in death of 59 people.
Birthday of Elizabeth Taylor(1932),Hollywood actress.
—do— of Henry Longfellow(1807)poet.
—do— of B.S.Yediyurappa(1943),former chief
minister of Karnataka.
Birthday of Chelsea Clinton(1980), daughter of former U.S
President Bill Clinton.

Marathi Day.
28.National Science Day.

Second Sunday of February is World Marriage Day.
Third Monday of February is celebrated as Presidents’Day.
Family day is celebrated on 3rd Monday of February in
Canada except in British Columbia, where it is
celebrated on 2nd Monday of February.

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