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February Happenings

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Date
Year
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Feb 1
2004
This singer has a "wardrobe malfunction" during the Super Bowl halftime show
Feb 2
1922
"Ulysses", by this author, is first published
Feb 3
1959
This singer dies in a plane crash, along with Richie Valens and the Big Bopper
Feb 4
2004
This website is founded by Mark Zuckerburg
Feb 5
1939
This generalísimo becomes leader of Spain
Feb 6
1952
This English king dies
Feb 7
2009
173 are killed by bush fires in this country
Feb 8
1950
The Stasi, secret police of this country, is established
Feb 9
1964
This band appears on the "The Ed Sullivan Show"
Feb 10
2005
This country announces that it has nuclear weapons
Feb 11
1990
In a shocking upset, this boxer is defeated by Buster Douglas
Feb 12
1832
This country annexes the Galápagos Islands
Feb 13
1913
The 13th Dalai Lama proclaims the independence of this country
Feb 14
1876
Alexander Graham Bell applies for a patent for this device
Feb 15
1965
A maple-leaf design is adopted as the flag of this country
Feb 16
1959
This revolutionary becomes leader of Cuba
Feb 17
2008
This country declares independence from Serbia
Feb 18
1930
This dwarf planet is discovered
Feb 19
1986
The Soviet Union launches this space station
Feb 20
1962
This astronaut becomes the first American to orbit Earth
Feb 21
1848
Marx and Engels publish this "manifesto"
Feb 22
2011
This city in New Zealand is struck by a deadly earthquake
Feb 23
1455
This printer publishes his first bibles
Feb 24
1989
Ayatollah Khomeini offers a $3 million bounty for the death of this author
Feb 25
1954
Gamal Abdel Nasser becomes premier of this country
Feb 26
1815
This famous leader escapes from Elba
Feb 27
1933
The Reichstag building is set on fire in this city
Feb 28
1991
This war comes to an end
Feb 29
2004
Jean-Bertrand Aristide is deposed as leader of this country
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level 34
Feb 11, 2013
I can't believe I only got 10. I am so sad! (Plus, I almost forgot Fidel Castro!)
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level 65
Feb 11, 2013
Would you please accept Desert Storm in addition to Gulf War?
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level 69
Feb 1, 2015
The Gulf War is not called Desert Storm. Desert Storm is the name of only one operation on only one side of the war. Nobody calls WWII "Operation Quicksilver" or "Operation Clawhammer."
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level 72
Feb 13, 2017
How many "sides" were there? I think it's generally accepted that the pre-war buildup was Operation Desert Shield and the actual combat operations were Operation Desert Storm.

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Gulf_War
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level 67
Feb 13, 2017
At least the Iraqi invasion of Kuwait wasn't a part of Desert Storm
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level 51
Feb 13, 2013
Shouldn't Desert Storm work for the Gulf War clue?
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level 65
Feb 2, 2015
No.
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level 71
Oct 4, 2013
What?! My birth in Tasmania, Australia is not on here? I demand satisfaction!
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level 67
Mar 23, 2014
100% with 1:23 leftover. only tough one was which king died in 1952 because I am not English.
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level 68
Feb 1, 2015
well you then got a spanish leader, cuban leader, egyptian leader and usa president...so you are saying you are all of those nationalities?
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level 57
Feb 1, 2015
George VI was the British King, not English.
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level 67
Feb 13, 2017
Indeed:

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/List_of_English_monarchs
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level 32
Feb 1, 2015
Huh, I had no idea the maple leaf was only chosen in 1965. I'm Canadian too.
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level 70
Feb 1, 2015
The maple leaf has been a Canadian symbol since at least WWI but the new Canadian flag wasn't designed until the 1960s
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level 67
Feb 13, 2017
"The maple leaf slowly caught on as a national symbol: in 1868, it was included in the coat of arms of both Ontario and Quebec, and was added to the Canadian coat of arms in 1921."

"During the crisis [Suez 1956], Pearson was disturbed when the Egyptian government objected to Canadian peacekeeping forces on the grounds that the Canadian flag (the Red Ensign) contained the same symbol (the Union Flag) also used as a flag by the United Kingdom, one of the belligerents."

And also: "In Estonia and Lithuania, inexperienced drivers are obliged to have a green maple leaf sign visible on the vehicle, serving a similar function that a P-plate does in some other countries." :-)
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level 32
Feb 1, 2015
Oh I got a terrible but funny joke I heard last night, for any hockey fans. A guy was a really big Toronto Maple Leafs fan. He said when he died he wanted the pallbearers to all be leaf fans. A friend asked him why. He said so they could let him down one more time.
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level 66
Feb 1, 2015
:)
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level 61
Feb 1, 2015
Sad not to see the one historical event of February I always remember, which is the destruction of Dresden in 1945. (A bit downbeat, I know). Late January to early February are bad months for NASA and the British Royal Family. Apollo 1, Challenger, Columbia - George III, Victoria, George V, George VI.
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level 66
Feb 3, 2015
Please accept GDR and German Democratic Republic !
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level 12
Feb 3, 2015
Also, please accept DDR: Deutsche Demokratische Republic.
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level 66
Feb 3, 2015
When "Germany" didn't work, I was thinking my whole life had been a lie. Why did I not think to try "East" or "West" Germany? The date should have been enough clue for that. Methinks I need more caffeine this morning. :(
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level 43
Oct 2, 2015
Exactly the same, I was like i know its Germany, so Germany was my first guess, then Russia, Italy, even Spain
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level 57
Mar 6, 2017
Whenever the answer is "East Germany" "Germany" should be accepted. As a German it annoys me every time.
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level 79
Sep 18, 2017
I posted something similar for the October Happenings quiz. If it's East Germany here, it should be U.S.A. instead of Philippines there.
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level 72
Feb 13, 2015
Good clues - spent nearly a whole minute on North Korea (thought their nuclear announcement was more recent than 2005)
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level 77
Sep 16, 2017
Just looked up that 2011 earthquake. Incredible amount of damage and unfortunate loss of life for that magnitude of earthquake. I generally associate anything in the 6 range with minor damage, but the photos of this are anything but minor.
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level 74
Sep 16, 2017
It's Zuckerberg, not Zuckerburg (sorry, I can't help myself)!
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level 76
Sep 17, 2017
So here "George" is enough and in the October one you need to know it was "Henry V".
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level 74
Sep 17, 2017
George VI was the British not just the English King.
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