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February 2019

1 Year (2018)
Feb 01: UK: Darren Osborne convicted murder after carrying out Finsbury Park Terror attack in June 2016
Feb 04: Death: John Mahoney, British-American actor (b. 1940), known for his acting in Frasier as the father.
Feb 05: UK will leave customs union no 10 insists. 
Feb 05: UK.  Lloyds bank bans bitcoin purchases for its credit card customers
Feb 06: SpaceX successfully conducts its maiden flight of its most powerful rocket to date, the Falcon Heavy, from LC39A at John F. Kennedy Space Center in Florida.
Feb 09: US: Government shuts down for second time
Feb 09: South Korea:  Winter Olympics open under one Korean flag
Feb 09: February 925 The 2018 Winter Olympics are held in Pyeongchang, South Korea. They are followed by the Paralympics from March 918.
Feb 10: Australia - Kay Goldsworthy becomes the first female archbishop in the Anglican Communion on her installation in the Anglican Diocese of Perth, Western Australia.
Feb 11: Saratov Airlines Flight 703 crashes shortly after take-off from Moscow, killing 71 people on board.
Feb 14: USA:  Florida high school shooting leaves at least 17 dead
Feb 14: Florida, USA - A school shooting occurs at Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School in Parkland, Florida, killing 17 people and injuring 17.
Feb 14: South Africa - Jacob Zuma resigns as President of South Africa, after nine years in power.
Feb 14: UK:  Man dies in Heathrow taxi way crash
Feb 14: SA: President Zuma resigns


Feb 15: SA:  Cyril Rhamaposa becomes SA president
Feb 16: US:  13 Russians charged with US election tampering
Feb 17: UK:  UKIP leader Henry Bolton sacked
Feb 18: Iran Aseman Airlines Flight 3704 crashes in the Zagros Mountains, en route from Tehran to Yasuj. All 65 passengers and crew members perish.
Feb 19: Paedophile football coach Barry Bennell jailed for 30 years
Feb 21: Death - Billy Graham, American evangelist (b. 1918)
Feb 21: Billy Graham dies aged 99
Feb 26: UK:  Five killed in shop explosion in Leicester

2 Years (2017)
Feb 01: UK MPs vote 494 to 114 backing Brexit Bill to give EU formal notice of leaving.
Feb 02: UK: HBOS banker and 5 other financiers jailed for £245m loans scandal.
Feb 06: Death ex-S.African rugby capt Joost van der Westhuizen, 45 (motor neurone disease).
Feb 08: Death UK comedy writer Alan Simpson, 87 (co-writer 'Hancock's Half Hour'; 'Steptoe & Son').
Feb 13: UK: Co-op Bank puts itself up for sale and inviting offers to buy all of its shares.
Feb 13: Yorkshire batsman Joe Root, 26, appointed new England cricket captain.,
Feb 13: Death actress Sara Coward from breast cancer, 69 (Caroline Sterling in The Archers).
Feb 14: US National Security Adviser Michael Flynn resigns over Russia talks allegations.
Feb 14: Half brother of N.Korean leader Kim Jong-un killed by poison, Kuala Lumpur.
Feb 20: US food company Kraft Heinz abandons its offer to buy rival Unilever for over £110 billion.
Feb 22: UK: Ian Stewart, 56 guilty of murder of finance, author Helen Bailey, 51 in Herts.
Feb 22: UK: Ms Cressida Dick, 56, is Met Police 1st female Commissioner in 188 years.
Feb 23: UK: Leicester City sack manager Claudio Ranieri 9 months after won Premier League.
Feb 24: 2 UK by-elections. Conservatives take Copeland from Labour for 1st time in 80 years.
Feb 26: Film 'Moonlight' wins Best Picture Oscar (after 'La La Land' mistakenly declared the winner).
Feb 26: Death of Labour MP Sir Gerald Kaufman, 86 (Father of House of Commons).
Feb 28: Sir Philip Green agrees £363m cash payment to plug gap in BHS pension scheme.

5 Years (2014)
Feb 01: Death of Maximilian Schell, 83, Austrian-Swiss Oscar-winning actor.
Feb 01: Death film actor Maximilian Schell, 83 ('Judgement at Nuremberg', 'A Bridge Too Far').
Feb 01: Growing international concern of Ebola virus epidemic in West Africa.
Feb 01: Death of Tony Hateley, 72, English footballer.
Feb 04: UK: ITV broadcasts last edition of hit quiz show 'Who Wants To Be a Millionaire?'
Feb 05: UK Floods: Powerful storm washes away South Devon Railway sea wall.
Feb 06: UK: PC Keith Wallis jailed for lying over 'Pledbgate Incident' in Downing Street.
Feb 06: UK: 'Coronation Street' actor William Roache cleared of all sex offence charges.
Feb 08: Severe flooding spreads to Thames Estuary & Worcester.
Feb 08: UK Immigration minister Mark Harper resigns for having cleaner without work permit.
Feb 10: Death of Hollywood child film star Shirley Temple in California aged 85.
Feb 12: Death of Sid Caesar, 91, American Emmy-winning comedian and actor.
Feb 13: Belgium 1st country to legalise euthanasia for terminally ill patients of any age.
Feb 14: Death of John Henson (son of Jim) aged 48, US puppeteer (The Muppets).
Feb 14: Death of Preston & England footballer Sir Tom Finney aged 91.
Feb 18: Death of Maria Franziska von Trapp, 99, Austrian-born American singer.
Feb 25: UK: Controversy over criminal IRA suspects given letters of immunity from prosecution.
Feb 26: UK: Two men sentenced to life in jail for murder of British serviceman Lee Rigby.
Feb 28: Russian military forces begin build up in Crimea.

10 Years (2009)
Feb 05: Bank of England reduces base interest rate to 1%.
Feb 08: British film 'Slumdog Millionaire' collects 7 BAFTA Awards.
Feb 22: Terminally ill Reality TV star Jade Goody marries boyfriend Jack Tweed.
Feb 22: British film 'Slumdog Millionaire' collects 8 Academy Awards.
Feb 26: Death of British actress Wendy Richard aged 65 ('Are You Being Served?', 'Eastenders').
Feb 26: Royal Bank of Scotland (RBS) announces annual loss of £24billion.

15 Years (2004)
Feb 02: UK: Merger of independent TV companies Carlton and Granada into ITV plc.
Feb 04: US student Mark Zuckerberg & others start social media website called 'The Facebook'.
Feb 05: 23 Chinese cockle-pickers drown in Morecambe Bay, Lancashire.
Feb 06: Moscow Metro Bombing: suicide bomber kills 41 & injures 120.
Feb 21: Death of Welsh international footballer John Charles aged 72.

20 Years (1999)
Feb 09: Death of English actor Bryan Mosley aged 67 ('Coronation Street').
Feb 12: US President Bill Clinton acquitted of perjury & obstruction of justice.
Feb 24: Publication Macpherson Report on death of black British teenager Stephen Lawrence.

25 Years (1994)
Feb 01: BMW confirm it is buying 80% stake in Rover Cars from British Aerospace.
Feb 03: US President Clinton lifts trade embargo on Vietnam.
Feb 05: Motor bomb explosion in Sarajevo market. Over 70 killed.
Feb 07: Death of Conservative MP Stephen Milligan, 45, at home in Chiswick, London.
Feb 12: Thieves steal Edvard Munch painting 'The Scream' from National Art Museum, Oslo.
Feb 25: UK serial killer Fred West arrested over daughter's disappearance.

30 Years (1989)
Feb 02: Mike Tyson beats Frank Bruno in heavyweight title fight, Las Vegas. Stopped in 5th round.
Feb 05: Launch of Sky TV in the UK
Feb 12: Northern Ireland human rights lawyer Pat Finucane shot & killed.
Feb 14: Iranian Ayatollah Khomeini issues 'fatwa' on Salman Rushdie author: 'Satanic Verses'.
Feb 15: Last Soviet troops withdraw from Afghanistan.

35 Years (1984)
Feb 14: UK: 24m watch ice dance skaters Torvil & Dean win gold at Winter Olympics ('Bolero').
Feb 15: Death of US singer Ethel Merman, 76 ('There's No Business Like Showbusiness').
Feb 26: UK: 1st broadcast of ITV satirical puppet programme 'Spitting Image'.

40 Years (1979)
Feb 01: Religious leader Ayatollah Khomeini returns to Iran after 14 years in exile.
Feb 09: UK's 1st £1m football transfer: Trevor Francis from Birminham City to Notts Forest.

45 Years (1974)
Feb 04: Kidnap of 19-year-old heiress Patty Hearst by Symbionese Liberation Army.
Feb 04: IRA coach bombing on M62. Nine British soldiers & 3 civilians killed.
Feb 04: IRA coach bombing on M62. Nine British soldiers & 3 civilians killed
Feb 13: Russian dissident writer Aleksandr Solzhenitsyn deported from Soviet Union.
Feb 28: Labour's Harold Wilson is British PM for 2nd time (Hung Parliament).

50 Years (1969)
Feb 18: UK: British singer Lulu (20) marries Bee Gees singer Maurice Gibb (19).

55 Years (1964)
Feb 06: Britain & France announce an agreement on building the Channel Tunnel.
Feb 07: 'Beatlemania' in New York as British group The Beatles arrive for 1st US tour.
Feb 09: Beatles appear live on American TV on The Ed Sullivan Show.
Feb 25: US Boxer Cassius Clay beats Sonny Liston to be World Heavyweight Champ.

60 Years (1959)
Feb 03: 22 year old US singer Buddy Holly dies in plane crash.
Feb 16: Fidel Castro sworn is as Cuban leader.

65 Years (1954)
Feb 12: British Medical Cttee report suggests link between smoking & lung cancer.

85 Years (1934)
Feb 12: Birth of British actress Annette Crosby ('One Foot In The Grave').
Feb 23: Death of English composer Edward Elgar.

90 Years (1929)
Feb 04: UK: 1st section of Green Belt land designated near Hendon to control London sprawl.
Feb 28: Birth of Canadian-born architect Frank Gehry (Guggenheim Museum, Bilbao).

95 Years (1924)
Feb 19: Birth of US film actor Lee Marvin ('The Dirty Dozen', 'Paint Your Wagon', 'Cat Ballou').

105 Years (1914)
Feb 02: 1st Charlie Chaplin film release: 'Making A Living'.
Feb 25: Death of illustrator Sir John Tenniel (Alice's Adventures in Wonderland).


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