Monthly Archives: February 2021

February 24, 2006

On February 24, 2006, scientists at the Sandia National Laboratories in Albuquerque, New Mexico published an amazing accomplishment in the ‘Physical Review Letters’, a national scientific review journal. Chris Deeney, a scientist exploring the mysterious that ‘man was not meant … Continue reading

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February 23, 1574

On February 23, 1574, France began the 5th holy war against the Huguenots. Why? Because the first four just weren’t holy enough and didn’t carry the sparkle that God demanded when the Catholics and Protestants went to killing each other. … Continue reading

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February 22, 1984

On February 22, 1984, the US Census Bureau statistics showed that the state of Alaska was the fastest growing state of the decade with an increase in population of 19.2 percent. When presented with its award, the state of Alaska … Continue reading

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February 21, 1947

On February 21, 1947, American inventor, Edwin Land, presented and demonstrated his invention, the Polaroid Land Camera, to the Optical Society of America in New York City. It was the first camera that was able to take, develop, and print … Continue reading

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February 20, 1935

On February 20, 1935, Caroline Mikkelsen, wife of Norwegian Captain, Klarius Mikkelsen became the first woman to put her boot on Antarctica. The Giant Psychic Emperor penguins were pleased with Captain Mikkelsen’s attempt at tribute, but they sent Caroline home … Continue reading

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February 19, 2008

On February 19, 2008, Dictator Fidel Castro resigned from the Cuban presidency. After serving for 49 years as the leader of Cuba, he turned the reigns over to his brother Raul. Time and the natural aging process did something that … Continue reading

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February 18, 1790

On February 18, 1790, the Patron Saint of Grammar Nazis took his place looking over the shoulder of God. Thomas de Mahy, the Marquis de Favras, was sentenced to death by hanging during the French Revolution for treason against the … Continue reading

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February 17, 1995

On February 17, 1995, Federal Judge Okla B. Jones allowed a lawsuit to continue that claimed that US tobacco makers knew nicotine was addictive and manipulated its levels to keep customers hooked. Tobacco companies immediately had an “oh shit” moment … Continue reading

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February 16, 1899

On February 16, 1899, at the French presidential Elysee Palace, President Felix Faure died doing what he loved most. His mistress, 29-year-old Marguerite Steinheil. He had called her over to the palace for a little afternoon delight when he had … Continue reading

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February 15, 705

On February 15, 706, Byzantine emperor Justinian II of the Golden Nose had his two predecessors publicly executed in the Hippodrome of Constantinople. Why did he do this? Because in 695 CE during his ‘first’ reign as Byzantine emperor, the … Continue reading

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