plus Daily Celebration Ideas*
SELECT your topic.
THINK "What do I know?"
FOLLOW text links to learn more.
CONSIDER related personal experiences.
CONNECT your ideas with other items of interest.
START WRITING, additional thoughts will naturally flow.
It happened in February...
Feb. 1 / 1790 - First session of the U.S. Supreme Court / 2003 - Shuttle Columbia mission ends in disaster / Freedom Day
Feb. 2 / 1886 - First Groundhog Day / 1847 - First Donner Party Member dies. / Ground Hog Day
Feb. 3 / 1959 - The day the music died / 1966 - Lunik 9 soft-lands on lunar surface / 1998 - Marine jet severs ski-lift cable in Italy
Feb. 4 / 1789 - First U.S. president elected / 1938 - Disney releases Snow White and the Seven Dwarfs / 1974 - Patty Hearst is kidnapped 1983 - Singer, Karen Carpenter, dies of Anorexia / Stuffed Mushroom Day
Feb. 5 / 1631 - Roger Williams, founder of Rhode Island, arrives in America / 1934 - Baseball slugger, Hank Aaron, is born / 1989 - After ten year war, last Soviet troops leave Afghanistan / Weatherman's Day
Feb. 6 / 1911 - Future president, Ronald Reagan, is born / 1917 - German sub sinks U.S. passenger ship / 1993 - Tennis great, Arthur Ashe, dies of AIDS. / Lame Duck Day
Feb. 7 / 1964 - Beatles arrive in New York City / 1979 - Angel of Death dies / 1984 - First human satellite / Send a Card to a Friend Day
Feb. 8 / 1587 - Mary Queen of Scots is beheaded / 1986 - 5' 7' Spud Webb wins dunk contest / Boy Scouts Day / Kite Flying Day
Feb. 9 / 1825 - Presidential election decided in the House / 1965 - U.S. sends first combat troops to Vietnam / 1971 - Satchel Paige nominated to baseball hall of fame - Toothache Day / Read in the Bathtub Day
Feb. 10 / 1846 - Mormons begin exodus to Utah / 1970 - Avalanche buries skiers in France / 1996 - Chess champion loses to a computer / Umbrella Day
Feb. 11 / 1805 - Sacagawea gives birth to Pompey / 1937 - GM signs first autoworkers' contract / 1990 - Nelson Mandela released from prison / Don't Cry Over Spilled Milk Day / Make a Friend Day
Feb. 12 / 1809 - Abraham Lincoln is born / 1973 - Release of U.S. POWs begins / 2002 - Milosevic goes on trial for war crimes / Lost Penny Day
Feb. 13 / 1633 - Inquisition of Gallileo in Rome / 1861 - First Medal of Honor action / 1920 - Swiss neutrality recognized by League of Nations / Get a Different Name Day
Feb. 14 / 278 - St. Valentine beheaded / 1779 - Captain Cook killed in Hawaii / 1929 - Penicillin discovered / Valentine's Day / Organ Donor Day
Feb. 15 / 1898 - The Maine explodes / 1903 - First Teddy Bear goes on sale / 1950 - Disney's Cinderella opens / Gum Drop Day
Feb. 16 / 1804 - Most daring act of the age / 1848 - Chopin plays final Paris concert / 1923 - Tomb of King Tut is opened / Do a Grouch a Favor Day / Almond Day
Feb. 17 / 1801 - Deadlock ends over U.S. presidential election / 1820 - Senate passes Missouri compromise / 1972 - Beetle overtakes Model-T as world's best selling car / Random Acts of Kindess Day
Feb. 18 / 1885 - Twain publishes Huckleberry Finn / 1930 - Pluto discovered / 2001 - Dale Earnhardt killed in crash / Battery Day
BE CREATIVE, make your response interesting and fun to read.
TAKE PRIDE in your work.
EDIT AND SHARE the final product with others.
May we prompt you?
Extra Extra - Read all about it... then write a newsworthy article answering the expository questions of "Who, What, When, Where and Why".
Persuasive Essay - Research a controversial event. Identify a difference of opinions from your study, take a position, then present and defend your argument.
Historical Fiction - Using the framework of a "day in time", create your own characters and plot structure... start writing.
*Party Planner - Given the assignment to plan for a particular celebration, submit a detailed proposal to your prospective client.
*Daily Celebrations - Create your own party blog complete with creative party ideas. Include detailed descriptions of the planned activities.
Feb. 19 / 1473 - Copernicus born / 1847 - Donner Party rescued / 1942 - FDR signs Japanese internment order / Chocolate Mint Day
Feb. 20 / 1792 - U.S. Postal Service created / 1962 - First American circles earth / 2003 - Rhode Island nightclub burns / Love your Pet Day / Cherry Pie Day
Feb. 21 / 1885 - Washington Monument is dedicated / 1948 - NASCAR founded / 1965 - Malcolm X assassinated / Sticky Bun Day
Feb. 22 / 1732 - George Washington born / 1819 - U.S acquires Spanish Florida / 1980 - U.S. Hockey team makes Miracle on Ice / World Thinking Day / Walking the Dog Day
Feb. 23 / 1923 - Guthrie writes "This Land is your Land" / 1945 - Marines raise flag on Iwo Jima / 1954 - Children receive first polio vaccine / Banana Bread Day / Play Tennis Day
Feb. 24 / 1803 - Marbury vs. Madison established judicial review / 1836 - Alamo defenders call for help / 1868 - President Andrew Johnson impeached / Tortilla Chip Day
Feb. 25 / 1938 - Drive-in movie theater debuts / 1984 - Explosion kills hundreds in Brazil / 1964 - Clay knocks out Liston / Chili Day / Chocolate Covered Nuts Day
Feb. 26 / 1919 - Grand Canyon National Park est. / 1949 - First non-stop global flight / 1993 - World Trade Towers bombed / Fairy Tales Day / Pistachio Day
Feb. 27 / 1827 - First Mardi Gras celebration in New Orleans / 1936 - Shirley Temple receives $50,000 per film / 1964 - Leaning Tower needs help / Polar Bear Day / No Brainer Day
Feb. 28 / 1953 - Chemical structure of DNA discovered / 1987 - Gorbachev calls for nuclear weapons treaty / 1993 - Branch Davidian compound raided in Waco, Tx. / Floral Design Day / Public Sleeping Day
Feb. 29 / Leap Day