On This Day

What Happened on February 15

Historical Events

  • 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 the 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
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Feb 15 in Film & TV

  • 2005 YouTube, Internet site on which videos may be shared and viewed by others, is launched in the United States

Feb 15 in Music

Feb 15 in Sport

  • 1932 As a member of gold medal winning US 4-man bobsleigh team at Lake Placid, Eddie Eagan (boxing gold Antwerp 1920) becomes only Olympian to win gold medals at both summer & winter Games in different sports

Did You Know?

1st Teddy Bear introduced in America, made by Morris & Rose Michtom

On February 15, 1903

Would You Believe?

Longest dream (REM sleep) on record, Bill Carskadon, Chicago (2:23)

On February 15, 1967

Famous Weddings

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