Today in History – 15th February

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Holidays and observances

  • It is Family Day in some parts of Canada. Family day is celebrated every third Monday of February in Canada.
  • National Flag  (Canada Day)
  • International Duties Memorial Day  (Russia)
  • Liberation Day (Afghanistan)

Events

  • 1804 – The Serbian Revolution begins.
  • 1879 – Women’s rights: US President Rutherford B. Hayes signs a bill allowing female attorneys to argue cases before the Supreme Court of the United States..
  • 1946 – ENIAC, the first electronic general-purpose computer, is formally dedicated in Philadelphia.
  • 2001 – The first draft of the complete human genome is published in Nature.
  • 2003 – Protests against the Iraq war take place in over 600 cities all over the world. It is estimated that between eight million to 30 million people participated, making this the largest peace demonstration in history.
  • 2013 – A meteor explodes over Russia, injuring 1,500 people as a shock wave blows out windows and rocks buildings.

Birthdays

  • 1916 – Mary Jane Croft, American actress (d. 1999)
  • 1924 – Robert Drew, American director and producer (d. 2014)
  • 1927 – Frank Dunlop, English actor and director
  • 1934 – Graham Kennedy, Australian actor (d. 2005)
  • 1942 – Sherry Jackson, American actress
  • 1951 – Melissa Manchester, American singer-songwriter and actress (Harlettes)
  • 1953 – Tony Adams, Irish-American screenwriter and producer (d. 2005)
  • 1954 – Matt Groening, American animator, producer, and screenwriter (The Simpsons)
  • 1959 – Ali Campbell, English singer-songwriter and guitarist (UB40)
  • 1967 – Craig Simpson, Canadian ice hockey player and sportscaster
  • 1972 – Anna-Jane Casey, English actress, singer, and dancer
  • 1974 – Miranda July, American actress, director, and screenwriter
  • 1981 – Diego Martínez, Mexican footballer
  • 1983 – Don Cowie, Scottish footballer
  • 1983 – Russell Martin, Canadian baseball player
  • 1986 – Amber Riley, American actress and singer

Deaths

  • 2007 – Ray Evans, American songwriter (b. 1915)
  • 2014 – Christopher Malcolm, Scottish-Canadian actor and singer (b. 1946)

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