Famous People, Events, Places and Dates in History

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February: Famous People, Events and Dates in History

February is the 2nd month of the year. It is also the only month that has less than 30 days. Common years have 28 days in February, while leap years add an extra leap day that causes the month to have 29 days.

The word February comes from februum, a Latin word that means to cleanse or purify. The Romans had a purification ritual named Februa which was held annually based on the old lunar-based Roman calendar on the 15th of Februarius (February). Back then, March was the 1st month of the year.

February was the last month of the calendar, having been added together with January (Ianuarius in Latin) after yet another calendar reform by Numa Pompilius. One of the famous days of the month is February 14, St. Valentine's Day holiday that is dedicated for lovers to express their love and affection with gifts.

For some countries in the Northern hemisphere, February is the snowiest month. But in the Southern Hemisphere, the month falls in the middle of summer, characterized by high temperatures.

This Month's Historical Events

3rd February 1690: The first paper money in America was issued in the Massachusetts Bay Colony. Before this date, Americans in the colony used silver coins to trade. But the Chinese and some other Asian countries were already using paper currencies before then.
23rd February 1901: German East Africa (a colony that encompassed present-day Rwanda, Burundi, mainland Tanzania and some parts of Mozambique) and Nyasaland (modern day Malawi) agreed on a boundary. Nyasaland was renamed Malawi on 6 July 1964, the date when Malawi gained independence from Britain.
14th February 2011: China formally overtook Japan as the world's second largest economy. China had a GDP growth of 10.3% in 2010, while Japan's growth was 4%.
1st February 1991: South African President F.W. de Klerk announced that all the country's remaining apartheid laws would be repealed that year. The laws included all the major laws that had been enacted to enforce the racial discrimination against the majority blacks in the country. Immediately after making the announcement, pro-apartheid white lawmakers protested by storming out of Parliament.
4th February 2004: Facebook is launched, then known as thefacebook.com. The website was made to connect Harvard students with each another. Mark Zuckerberg, while being a Harvard sophomore, launched the website that would later grow to be one of the biggest social media platforms in the world, with more than 2 billion active monthly users in 2022.

Popular and Young Celeb Birthdays

Olivia Rose Cameron
Olivia Rose Cameron
17th July 2001
American young celebrity, artist and painter

Amy Ferson
Amy Ferson
25 July 1973
American journalist, commentator, real estate agent & first wife of T.J. Holmes

Santiago Rulli Galliano
Santiago Rulli Galliano
15th January, 2010
Famous Mexican who is a son to a celebrity family

Khanyi Mbau
Khanyi Mbau
15 October 1985
TV presenter, musician, business woman, socialite and South African actress

Topper Guild
Topper Guild
21 August 2002
American prankster, entrepreneur and social media influencer

Wylda Rae Johnson
Wylda Rae Johnson
7th July 2010
American young celebrity kid

Annie Macaulay-Idibia
Annie Macaulay-Idibia
November 13, 1984
Nigerian Nollywood actress, model and presenter

Taylor Baxter Burton
Taylor Baxter Burton
23 Nov 1997
Irish celebrity kid, internet personality, and son of late Dolores O’Riordan and Don Burton

Swanky Jerry
Swanky Jerry
4 July 1991
African stylist, designer, TV reality star and an image consultant

Baby Santana
Baby Santana
14th November 2006
American rapper, music producer and songwriter

Andile Ncube
Andile Ncube
October 4 1981
Reality TV show host, musician, producer, South African TV and radio personality, and businessman

Aaron Ashmore
Aaron Ashmore
7 October, 1979
Canadian film and television actor

Adam DiMarco
Adam DiMarco
14 April 1990
Canadian actor and singer

Central Cee
Central Cee
4 Jun 1998
British rapper, singer and songwriter, real birth name Oakley Neil H. T. Caesar-Su

Kyrie Irving
Kyrie Irving
23rd March 1992
American professional basketball player

Christina Shusho
Christina Shusho
17 November 1978
East African gospel musician

Kirsten Dunst
Kirsten Dunst
30th April 1982
American actress, singer and a model

Mia Randall
Mia Randall
12th July, 2011
Young YouTuber and social media influencer

Zari Hassan
Zari Hassan
23 September 1981
Ugandan socialite, TV personality, businesswoman, actress, musician & Diamond Platnumz baby mama

DD Osama
DD Osama
29 November 2006
American rapper, a hip hop artist and a social media personality

Diamond Platnumz
Diamond Platnumz
October 2 1989
Bongo flava recording artist, philanthropist, dancer, businessman & TV personality

Mike Kussman
Mike Kussman
7th June 1968
Husband to The Flash actress Danielle Nicolet (Cecil Horton)

Islah Koren Gates
Islah Koren Gates
30 November 2012
Daughter to rapper Kevin Gates and social media star Dreka Gates

Jeff Halperin
Jeff Halperin
25 September 1965
Former American photojournalist, entrepreneur and husband to American politician Kari Lake

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Terry Sheeroh, Owner and editor of Famous People, Events and Places

Terry is a mom, wife and an entrepreneur who has many years of experience in the beauty and fashion business. She is the founder of this website and also a full-time mother to her son. Terry has a big passion for cooking and trying out new recipes. She enjoys writing, hair-styling, knitting, travelling, and hosting family and friends.

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