February Happenings - Europe

Guess these things that have happened in/are related to Europe.
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Source of events: Wikipedia
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Last updated: February 3, 2018
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Date
Year
Hint
Answer
Feb 1
2009
Jóhanna Sigurðardóttir becomes this country's first female prime minister and the world's first openly gay head of government
Iceland
Feb 2
1901
This queen's funeral is held in St George's Chapel, Windsor Castle
Queen Victoria
Feb 3
1468
This German publisher and inventor of the printing press dies
J.Gutenberg
Feb 4
1794
This is abolished by the French legislature throughout all territories
Slavery
Feb 5
1939
This generalísimo becomes the 68th "Caudillo de España" (Leader of Spain)
F. Franco
Feb 6
1918
British women over the age of 30 get this right
voting right
Feb 7
1992
The Maastricht Treaty is signed, leading to the creation of this organization
the EU
Feb 8
1952
This young princess is proclaimed Queen of the United Kingdom.
Elizabeth II
Feb 9
1996
This synthetic chemical element named after a Polish astronomer is discovered
Copernicium
Feb 10
1940
The Soviet Union begins mass deportations of Polish citizens to this region
Siberia
Feb 11
2009
The EU sets this day as the European ___ Day to promote this emergency phone number
112
Feb 12
1502
This explorer sets sail from Lisbon on his second voyage to India
Vasco da Gama
Feb 13
1960
With the success of "Gerboise Bleue", France becomes the 4th country to possess this
a nuclear weapon
Feb 14
1945
The Dresden bombing in navigational errors turns into the bombing of this other city, as well
Prague
Feb 15
1923
This country is the last in Europe to adopt the Gregorian calendar
Greece
Feb 16
1918
This country sets itself officially free from the German rule (and stays independent until 1940 when it's seized by the USSR)
Lithuania
Feb 17
1600
This philosopher and cosmological theorist is burned alive, for heresy, in Rome
G. Bruno
Feb 18
2014
Hundreds of people are killed or injured in clashes between riot police and demonstrators in this city
Kiev
Feb 19
356
Roman Emperor Constantius II issues a decree closing all of these
pagan temples
Feb 20
1877
This Tchaikovsky's ballet receives its premiere at the Bolshoi Theatre
Swan Lake
Feb 21
1848
Karl Marx and Friedrich Engels publish the Communist Manifesto in this city
London
Feb 22
1997
British scientists announce that this animal has been successfully cloned
Dolly, sheep
Feb 23
1898
This writer is imprisoned after writing "J'accuse", a letter accusing the French government of antisemitism and wrongfully imprisoning Alfred Dreyfus
Émile Zola
Feb 24
1920
This party is founded by Anton Drexler
NSDAP
Feb 25
1991
This organization first created in 1955 by communist countries is declared disbanded
Warsaw Pact
Feb 26
1815
Napoleon Bonaparte escapes from this island
Elba
Feb 27
2015
Assassination of this Russian politician occurs in central Moscow
Boris Nemtsov
Feb 28
2013
This pope of the Catholic Church resigns
Benedict XVI
Feb 29
1644
This Dutch explorer begins his second Pacific voyage
Abel Tasman
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