What Happened on February 15

Significant 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 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
More Historical Events

February 15 in Film & TV

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

February 15 in Music

February 15 in Sport

  • 1932 US bobsled team member Eddie Eagan becomes only athlete to win gold in both Summer & Winter Olympics (1920 boxing gold)

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

  • 1867 Russian novelist Fyodor Dostoyevsky (45) weds Anna Snitkina at Trinity Cathedral in Saint Petersburg, Russia
  • 1919 Author Maurice Maeterlinck (56) weds actress Renée Dahon (27) in Nice, France
  • 1943 Model Bettie Page (19) weds high school sweetheart Billy Neal in Gallatin, Tennessee
  • 1958 Los Angeles Dodgers broadcaster Vin Scully (30) weds model Joan (not the actress) Crawford in California
  • 1991 Baseball superstar George Brett (37) weds Leslie Davenport in Manhattan Beach, California
More Weddings & Divorces