- 399 BC Philosopher Socrates is sentenced to death by the city of Athens for corrupting the minds of the youth of the city and for impiety
- 590 Khosrau II, the last great Sasanian king is crowned King of Persia
- 1763 Austria, Prussia & Saxony sign Treaty of Hubertusburg, marking the end of the French and Indian War and of the Seven Years War
- 1986 Ferdinand Marcos wins rigged presidential election in the Philippines
- 2001 First draft of the complete human genome is published in the journal "Nature"
- 2003 An estimated 6-11 million people around the world take to the streets to protest against war with Iraq
1st Teddy Bear introduced in America, made by Morris & Rose Michtom
On February 15, 1903