February 15 Holidays

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Famous Birthdays Today

<div role="listitem" class="single-holiday w-dyn-item"><div class="position-relative---z-index-1"><div class="card card-image-top team-member-link-card"><a href="https://www.famouspeople.io/people/chris-farley" class="card-link-image---image-wrapper border-radius-32px w-inline-block" target="_blank"><div class="holiday-card-image w-embed"><img src="https://imagedelivery.net/lCsODh8EJUNDijZLbbcSWQ/86ae2d69-9ed7-4b07-4b21-98f63ddea300/mediumsquare" loading="lazy" alt="Chris Farley" class="holiday-card-image"></div></a><div class="flex-date"><div class="badge-primary small team-member-job-title-badge">Movie Actor</div></div><div class="pd-left-and-right-20px pd-left-and-right-12px-mbp"><a href="https://www.famouspeople.io/people/chris-farley" class="holiday-card-title-block w-inline-block" target="_blank"><h3 class="card-link-title---hover-secondary-1 display-4 mg-bottom-2px">Chris Farley</h3></a></div></div></div></div><div role="listitem" class="single-holiday w-dyn-item"><div class="position-relative---z-index-1"><div class="card card-image-top team-member-link-card"><a href="https://www.famouspeople.io/people/birdman" class="card-link-image---image-wrapper border-radius-32px w-inline-block" target="_blank"><div class="holiday-card-image w-embed"><img src="https://imagedelivery.net/lCsODh8EJUNDijZLbbcSWQ/e998b3e3-1b8e-4f3d-524c-ca3a8d45ca00/mediumsquare" loading="lazy" alt="Birdman" class="holiday-card-image"></div></a><div class="flex-date"><div class="badge-primary small team-member-job-title-badge">Rapper</div></div><div class="pd-left-and-right-20px pd-left-and-right-12px-mbp"><a href="https://www.famouspeople.io/people/birdman" class="holiday-card-title-block w-inline-block" target="_blank"><h3 class="card-link-title---hover-secondary-1 display-4 mg-bottom-2px">Birdman</h3></a></div></div></div></div>

This Day in History

<div class='timeline-item'><div class='timeline-left'><div class='timeline-date-text'>1493</div></div><div class='timeline-center'></div><div class='timeline-right'><div class='timeline-text timeline-text-title'>Columbus Documents His Discoveries</div><div class='timeline-text'>Christopher Columbus prepares an open letter detailing his discoveries in the New World, subsequently widely distributed upon his return to Portugal.</div></div></div><div class='timeline-item'><div class='timeline-left'><div class='timeline-date-text'>1637</div></div><div class='timeline-center'></div><div class='timeline-right'><div class='timeline-text timeline-text-title'>Ferdinand III Ascends to Power</div><div class='timeline-text'>Ferdinand III becomes Holy Roman Emperor, marking significant shifts in European politics.</div></div></div><div class='timeline-item'><div class='timeline-left'><div class='timeline-date-text'>1764</div></div><div class='timeline-center'></div><div class='timeline-right'><div class='timeline-text timeline-text-title'>Establishment of St. Louis</div><div class='timeline-text'>St. Louis is founded in Spanish Louisiana, now modern-day Missouri, USA.</div></div></div><div class='timeline-item'><div class='timeline-left'><div class='timeline-date-text'>1852</div></div><div class='timeline-center'></div><div class='timeline-right'><div class='timeline-text timeline-text-title'>Inauguration of Helsinki Cathedral</div><div class='timeline-text'>The Helsinki Cathedral, originally St. Nicholas' Church, is officially inaugurated in Helsinki, Finland.</div></div></div><div class='timeline-item'><div class='timeline-left'><div class='timeline-date-text'>1870</div></div><div class='timeline-center'></div><div class='timeline-right'><div class='timeline-text timeline-text-title'>Birth of America's First Engineering Institute</div><div class='timeline-text'>Stevens Institute of Technology is founded in New Jersey, offering the first Bachelor of Engineering degree in mechanical engineering.</div></div></div><div class='timeline-item'><div class='timeline-left'><div class='timeline-date-text'>1898</div></div><div class='timeline-center'></div><div class='timeline-right'><div class='timeline-text timeline-text-title'>The USS Maine Tragedy</div><div class='timeline-text'>The battleship USS Maine explodes and sinks in Havana harbor, Cuba, leading to the United States' decision to declare war on Spain.</div></div></div><div class='timeline-item'><div class='timeline-left'><div class='timeline-date-text'>1923</div></div><div class='timeline-center'></div><div class='timeline-right'><div class='timeline-text timeline-text-title'>Greece Adopts Gregorian Calendar</div><div class='timeline-text'>Greece becomes the last European country to adopt the Gregorian calendar, standardizing its calendar system with most of the world.</div></div></div><div class='timeline-item'><div class='timeline-left'><div class='timeline-date-text'>1946</div></div><div class='timeline-center'></div><div class='timeline-right'><div class='timeline-text timeline-text-title'>Debut of ENIAC</div><div class='timeline-text'>ENIAC, the first electronic general-purpose computer, is formally dedicated at the University of Pennsylvania, revolutionizing technology.</div></div></div><div class='timeline-item'><div class='timeline-left'><div class='timeline-date-text'>1965</div></div><div class='timeline-center'></div><div class='timeline-right'><div class='timeline-text timeline-text-title'>Canada Unveils New Flag</div><div class='timeline-text'>Canada adopts a new red-and-white maple leaf design as its national flag, replacing the old Canadian Red Ensign banner.</div></div></div><div class='timeline-item'><div class='timeline-left'><div class='timeline-date-text'>2001</div></div><div class='timeline-center'></div><div class='timeline-right'><div class='timeline-text timeline-text-title'>Human Genome Published</div><div class='timeline-text'>The first draft of the complete human genome is published in Nature, marking a significant breakthrough in genetics and human health.</div></div></div>

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