According to Gregory calendar, February 15 is the day number 46 in a given year. February 15 has a special significance in India and world history, because many such incidents have occurred on this day which have been recorded forever in the pages of history. Let's know some such important events which will increase your general knowledge. The facts collected will be as follows: People born on this day, demise of famous people, war treaty, freedom of any country, invention of new technologies, change of power, important National and International Day etc.

Important Historical Events of 15 February in the World ⚡

Event YearIncident/Event
1564Italian physicist Galileo Galilei was born.
1764The city of St. Louis was founded in America.
1764The American city of St. Louis was established.
1782A maritime war ensued between Britain and France.
1804New Jersey became the last northern state to abolish slavery.
1805The Harmony Society was officially formed as a Christian community in Harmony, Pennsylvania.
1869The famous Urdu poet and writer Mirza Ghalib Asad Ullah Beg Khan, born in Agra, passed away.
1898The United States Navy battleship USS Maine exploded and sank in Havana, Cuba, killing more than 260 people and precipitating the Spanish–American War.
1900Second Boer War—British cavalry under Major-General John French defeated Boer forces, ending the 124-day siege of Kimberley in present-day South Africa.
1900Second Boer War: British cavalry under Major-General John French defeated Boer forces to end a 124-day siege of Kimberley, present-day South Africa.
1903Morris and Rose Mitchum introduced the first teddy bear in the United States.
1903For the first time today, Morris Mikhtom introduced two soft toys made by himself in his shop. Those named Teddy Bear.
1906The British Labor Party was established.
1926Orpheum Theater opened in Los Angeles
1926Contract air mail service launched in the US.
1936Russian physician and biologist Petrovich Pavloff died at the age of 87.
1945Germany started Operation Sankranti on the Eastern Front.
1949Gerald Lankester Harding and Roland de Vaux began excavationsat Cave 1 of the Qumran Caves in the West Bank region of Jordan, thelocation of the first seven Dead Sea Scrolls.
1954The Canadian and American governments agreed to jointly buildthe Distant Early Warning Line, a line of radar stations running acrossthe high Arctic.
1957Andrei Gromyko became the foreign minister of the Soviet Union.
1961The Boeing 707 aircraft crashed in Belgium killing 73 people.
1965The maple shaded tree) foliage ranked in Canada's official flag.
1965Canada adopted the Maple Leaf flag, replacing the Canadian RedEnsign.
1976Central Agricultural Research Institute was established in Bhopal, Madhya Pradesh.
1976The current Constitution of Cuba, providing for a system of government and law based on those of the Soviet Union and Eastern Bloc countries, was adopted by a national referendum.
1979Don Dunstan resigned as Premier of South Australia, ending adecade of sweeping social liberalisation.
1989The Soviet Union officially announced that all of its troopshad withdrawn from Afghanistan after a nine-year conflict.
1991Troy State Seta NCAA Div II recorded with 103 points in 2nd half routing DeVry Institute in about 187-117 points.
1992Jeffery Dahmer found sane and guilty of killing 15 boys.
1995Population of People’s Republic in China hits 1.2 billion.
1995Kevin Mitnick, the most wanted computer hacker in the United States at the time, was arrested and charged with computer fraud and wire fraud.
1996A Long March 3B rocket carrying the communications satelliteIntelsat 708 crashed immediately after launch from the Xichang SatelliteLaunch Center, China, destroying a nearby town and killing an unknownnumber of inhabitants.
1997Todd Eldridge won the US Male Figure Skating Championship.
1998Dale Eggeling, a well known golf player won Los Angeles Women’s Golf Championship.
1999Abdullah Öcalan, one of the founding members of the militantorganization the Kurdistan Workers' Party, was arrested by Turkishsecurity forces in Nairobi, Kenya.
2000Famous filmmaker director BR Chopra was awarded the Dadasaheb Phalke Award.
2003In one of the largest anti-war rallies in history, millionsaround the world in approximately 800 cities took part in protestsagainst the impending invasion of Iraq.
2005Three former PayPal employees launched the popular website YouTube, where individuals and companies can upload, view and share videos.
2008Astronomers discovered another solar system similar to the solar system.
2010Alexander Boolean who was the Men’s freestyle Skiing moguls competitor won the first gold medal in Canada and also won on the home soil at the 2010 Vancouver Olympics.
2011Protests in Libya opposed the rule of Colonel Muammar al-Gaddafi.
2011In Malaysia, more than 80 million were arrested for celebrating Valentines’ Day by the Islamic Morality police.
2012A massive fire killed 358 people in the Comayagua prison in the Central American country of Honduras.
2012A painting of Frenchs Bacon sold at Christies for 21.3 million pounds and the portrait of Henrietta Morales which is the second most valuable post-war contemporary art which was sold at the auction house.
2013A previously-undetected meteor exploded in mid-air overChelyabinsk Oblast, Russia, with the resulting shock wave injuring morethan 1,500 people.
2014The Lebanon’s Prime Minister, Taman Salam declares that he has been able to form a new Cabinet by breaking the 10 month impasse between Hezbollah and Sunni rival parties he also intended to hold presidential elections on time.

Important Historical Events of 15 February in India ⚡

Event YearIncident/Event

Important Days of 15 February National & International Days 🏁

Day/ObservanceLevel
Serbia Statehood DayNational Day

Famous People's Birthdays on 15 February 😀

Birth YearName/Category/Country
1924K. G. Subramanyan / Painter / India
1954Arun Kamal / Writer / India
1964Ashutosh Gowariker / Actor / India

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