This Month in History: February

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We experience different, crazy things happening in our world today that are bound to end up in future history textbooks. Here are some interesting things you may not have known before that have happened in our history in the month of February.

February 1, 1884: The first portion of the Oxford English Dictionary is published. It would take another 44 years to complete the volume containing all the words in the English language.

February 2, 1876: The National League of Baseball is founded

February 6, 1952: After her father, King George VI dies, his daughter, Elizabeth, takes the throne as the Queen of England.

February 7, 1964: The Beatles arrive in America.

February 11, 1990: Nelson Mandela, the future president of South Africa, is released after 27 years of prison under the charge for anti-apartied.

February 15, 1903: The first “Teddy Bear” goes on sale

February 16, 1923: King Tut’s Tomb is opened after 3,000 years of being untouched

February 18, 1930: Pluto is discovered and named the ninth planet in the solar system, later to be stated as not a planet at all.

February 23, 1997: The first successful cloning occurs when Scottish scientists clone a sheep and name her Dolly.

February 28, 1953: Watson and Crick discover the double-helix structure of DNA and later win the Nobel Peace Prize for their discovery in 1962.

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