Origins of St. Valentine’s Day

St. Valentine's Day is a merger of the ancient Roman festival of Lupercalia, the fertility holiday on February 15, Continue reading

Edison Invents the Phonograph

Thomas Alva Edison secured a U.S. patent on February 19, 1878 in Menlo Park, NJ, USA for the phonograph or speaking machine design which developed from an idea for a telegraph repeater. Continue reading

Worldwide Steamboat Passenger Service

The S.S. President Harrison, Continue reading

First Biplane Airmail Flight

A Humber-Sommer biplane piloted by Henri Becquet flew over 6,000 pieces of mail from Allahabad to Naini Junction, India on February 18, 1911 or a distance of 5 miles (8 kilometres). Continue reading

Soft landing of Luna 9 on the moon

Soviet spacecraft called Luna 9 made a soft landing on the moon’s surface on February 3, 1966. Continue reading

Christopher Columbus

Christopher Columbus (c. 1451 – 20 May 1506) was an Italian explorer, navigator, and colonizer. Born in the Republic of Genoa, under the auspices of the Catholic Monarchs of Spain he completed four voyages across the Atlantic Ocean. Continue reading

Woman to become president of Malta

First woman elected as president of Malta happened on February 16, 1982. Continue reading

First person killed in a motorcycle accident

On February 11, 1899, George Morgan, an Englishman, became the first person killed in a motorcycle accident, when he suffered a fatal head injury when he was thrown from his motorized tricycle in Exeter, England. Continue reading

Rocket to reach outer space was a two-stage rocket

German V-2 captured by American forces during World War II, Studied by a team of German and American scientists under Dr. Wernher von Braun. Continue reading

Sao Paulo Modern Art Week

The first Modern Art Festival in South America was Sao Paulo Modern Art Week, held in Sao Paulo, Brazil, in February 1922. Continue reading