On February 26, 1815, Napoléon Bonaparte escaped from the island of Elba. The French emperor had been exiled there after… Read more Napoléon Makes His Prison Break
On February 24, 1980, at Lake Placid in upstate New York, the United States Olympic Hockey Team defeated Finland 4–2… Read more U.S.A. Wins the Gold!
On February 20, 1962, while aboard Friendship 7, astronaut John Glenn became the first American to orbit the earth, making… Read more John Glenn and his Orbital Flight aboard Friendship 7
On February 18, 1885, Adventures of Huckleberry Finn by Mark Twain was published in the United States after initially being… Read more Huckleberry Finn
On February 15, 1965, a new red-and-white maple leaf design was adopted as the flag of Canada, replacing the old… Read more Canada’s Maple Leaf Flag
On February 13, 1967, American researchers discovered the Madrid Codices by Leonardo da Vinci in the Biblioteca Nacional de España… Read more Leonardo & the Madrid Codices
The Galápagos Islands were annexed by the Republic of Ecuador (República del Ecuador) on February 12, 1832. The first governor… Read more The Galápagos Islands Become Part of Ecuador
On February 9, 1964, The Beatles made their first appearance on The Ed Sullivan Show, performing before a “record-busting” audience… Read more The Beatles Make History in the U.S.A.