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February 9

2016 - Two trains collide near Bad Aibling, Bavaria, southern Germany, killing 12 people and injuring up to 100. 2014 - In a referendum, slightly over half of voters in Switzerland support limiting immigration from the European Union. 2001 - Amer ...

                                               

February 10

2003 – France and Belgium break the NATO procedure of silent approval, concerning protective measures for Turkey in the event of a war in Iraq. 2013 - A stampede at the Kumbh Mela festival in Allahabad, India, kills 36 people. 2005 – It is announ ...

                                               

February 11

2014 - 2014 Winter Olympics in Sochi: The first Olympic womens Ski jumping competition takes place. The gold medal is won by Carina Vogt of Germany. 2008 – East Timors President Jose Ramos-Horta is injured in a rebel attack. Rebel leader Alfredo ...

                                               

February 12

2005 – Former Vermont governor and presidential candidate Howard Dean becomes chairman of the Democratic National Committee. 2002 – Nuclear waste: US Secretary of Energy makes the decision that Yucca Mountain is suitable to be the United States n ...

                                               

February 13

2011 – After the removal of Egyptian President Hosni Mubarak, the army suspends the constitution, and announces that it will remain in power until elections later in the year. 2001 – A magnitude 6.6 earthquake hits El Salvador, killing at least 4 ...

                                               

February 14

2013 - South African model Reeva Steenkamp is shot dead by her then-partner, athlete Oscar Pistorius, who is found guilty of her manslaughter in 2014. 2015 - Slovenias Peter Prevc breaks the ski jumping world record, by jumping 250 metres in Vike ...

                                               

February 15

2012 - A major fire at a prison in Honduras kills over 360 people. 2005 – YouTube is founded by Chad Hurley, Steve Chen and Jawed Karim. 2013 - 2013 Russian meteor event: A meteor crashes down over Chelyabinsk, Russia, shattering windows and inju ...

                                               

February 16

2017 - At least 80 people are killed in a bomb attack on a Sufi shrine in the province of Sindh, southern Pakistan. 2013 - A bomb blast in Quetta, Pakistan kills over 80 people. 2017 - At least 48 people are killed in a bomb attack in Baghdad. 20 ...

                                               

February 17

2003 – Londons Congestion charging system begins. 2012 – President of Germany Christian Wulff resigns over a home-loan scandal, becoming the shortest-serving President ever of the Federal Republic of Germany. Horst Seehofer becomes interim-Presid ...

                                               

February 18

2014 - At least 76 people are killed and hundreds are injured in clashes between riot police and demonstrators in Kiev, Ukraine, during the Euromaidan protests. 2001 - Inter-ethnic violence begins in Sampit, Indonesia, between Dayaks and Madurese ...

                                               

February 19

2006 – A methane explosion at a coal mine near Nueva Rosita, Mexico, kills 65 people. 2010 – Chemical Element 112 is named Copernicium. 2002 – NASAs Mars Odyssey space probe begins to map the surface of Mars, using its thermal imaging system. 200 ...

                                               

February 20

2016 - Prime Minister David Cameron announces that the United Kingdom is to hold a referendum on its membership of the European Union, on June 23. 2005 – Jeff Gordon wins his third Daytona 500. 2002 – In Reqa Al-Gharbiya, Egypt, a fire on a train ...

                                               

February 21

2004 – The first European political party organization, the European Greens, is established in Rome. 2005 - A series of avalanches kill over 100 people in Kashmir. 2006 – The United Kingdoms biggest-ever cash robbery is carried out at a depot in ...

                                               

February 22

2014 - In Ukraine, parliament votes to remove President Viktor Yanukovych from power and to install a caretaker government. Yanukovych is reported to have fled to Eastern Ukraine, while former Prime Minister Yulia Tymoshenko is released from pris ...

                                               

February 23

2002 - In Colombia, Ingrid Betancourt is kidnapped by FARC guerrillas. 2007 – A passenger train crashes near Grayrigg, Cumbria, killing 1 person and injuring 22. 2005 - In France, a controversial law on the teaching of French colonialism is passe ...

                                               

February 24

2003 – A magnitude 6.3 earthquake in Xinjiang Province in China kills 261 people. 2006 – After an attempted coup in the Philippines, President Gloria Macapagal-Arroyo declares a state of emergency. 2002 - The 2002 Winter Olympics in Salt Lake Cit ...

                                               

February 25

2011 – The Fianna Fail-led government in the Republic of Ireland, under Brian Cowen, suffers a heavy defeat in the general election. Enda Kenny is elected to serve as the next Taoiseach. 2008 – Lee Myung-bak becomes President of South Korea. 2013 ...

                                               

February 26

2013 - A hot-air balloon crashes near Luxor, Egypt, killing 19 people. 2016 - Gianni Infantino is elected President of FIFA, the governing body of world football. 2004 – Macedonian President Boris Trajkovski dies in a plane crash near Mostar, in ...

                                               

February 27

2004 - The initial version of the John Jay Report is released into the Catholic sex abuse scandal in the United States. 2002 – Ryanair Flight 296 catches fire at Stansted Airport. The evacuation procedures later come in for criticism. 2010 – 2010 ...

                                               

February 28

February 28 is the 59th day of the year in the Gregorian calendar. There are 306 days remaining until the end of the year. In a common year this is the last day of February, and the next day is March 1. In Leap years, February 28 is followed by F ...

                                               

February 29

February 29 is the 60th day of a leap year in the Gregorian Calendar. It is sometimes called "leap day" or "bissextile day". Only leap years have February 29. This date only occurs every four years, in years that can be exactly divided by 4, such ...

                                               

January 8

2003 - In Kosciuszko National Park in Australia, following several lightning strikes during the dry season, bush fires break out. 2010 – The Togo national football team is targeted in an attack in Cabinda, Angola, and therefore withdraws from the ...

                                               

January 9

2015 - Aftermath of Charlie Hebdo shooting: The two attackers on the French satirical magazine Charlie Hebdo two days earlier are killed following a siege north of Paris, while a gunmen holds several people hostage, killing four, at a Jewish supe ...

                                               

January 10

2011 - 2010-2011 Queensland floods: Severe flooding occurred in the Lockyer Valley around Toowoomba, Queensland. 2016 - Singer, musician and actor David Bowie died of cancer two days after his 69th birthday. 2013 - Over 100 people are killed in b ...

                                               

January 11

2005 – Black Tuesday bushfires swept across the southern Eyre Peninsula in South Australia. 1994 – Irish Government announces the end of a 15-year broadcasting ban on the IRA and its political arm Sinn Fein 1982 – A cold snap sends temperatures t ...

                                               

January 12

2010 – 2010 Haiti earthquake: A major earthquake hits Haiti, killing over 200.000 people, and leaving millions of people homeless. 2005 – Deep Impact launches on board a Delta II rocket from Cape Canaveral, Florida. 2006 – A stampede at the Hajj ...

                                               

January 13

2018 - 2018 Hawaii false missile alert: An alert falsely claiming there was an incoming missile causes panic in Hawaii. 2001 – An earthquake that was 7.6 on the Richter scale hits all of El Salvador, killing over 800 people. 2012 – The 2012 Winte ...

                                               

January 14

January 14 is the 14th day of the year in the Gregorian calendar. There are 351 days remaining until the end of the year. January 14 is celebrated as New Years Day by those still following the Julian calendar.

                                               

January 15

2001 – Wikipedia goes online. 2004 – The South Korean Foreign Minister, Yoon Young-kwan resigns following his support for American policy towards North Korea. 2018 - A bomb attack in Baghdad kills 38 people. 2018 - British newspaper The Guardian ...

                                               

January 16

2013 - An estimated 41 international workers are taken hostage in an attack on the town of In Amenas in Algeria. Many die a few days later, during an attempted Algerian-led rescue operation. 2003 – Space Shuttle Columbia takes off for mission STS ...

                                               

January 17

2008 - British Airways Flight 38 crash-lands at London Heathrow Airport. All people on board survive. 2010 - Religious riots between Muslims and Christians erupt in Jos, Nigeria, killing more than 200 people. 2018 - A car bomb attack in Bogota, C ...

                                               

January 18

2005 - The Airbus A380, the worlds largest commercial jet, is unveiled in a ceremony in Toulouse, France. 2017 - An avalanche after two earthquakes buries a hotel in Abruzzo, Central Italy. 2009 - A ceasefire is agreed in the Israel-Gaza War. The ...

                                               

January 19

2014 - A bomb attack on an army convoy in the northern Pakistani city of Bannu kills 26 soldiers and injures 38 others. 2013 - Bulgarian politician Ahmed Dogan survives an attempt to kill him, when his attacker is stopped by security guards. 2013 ...

                                               

January 20

2009 – Barack Obama becomes the first African American President of the United States. 2001 – George W. Bush becomes President of the United States. 2001 – In a coup in the Philippines, Joseph Estrada is replaced as President by Gloria Macapagal- ...

                                               

January 21

2005 – In Belizes capital city, the unrest over the governments new taxes erupts into riots. 2003 - A magnitude 7.6 earthquake strikes the state of Colima, Mexico. 2004 – Canada: The residence of reporter, Juliet ONeill was searched by the Royal ...

                                               

January 22

2018 - Former footballer George Weah becomes President of Liberia. 2006 – Russia uncovers that the UK spied through a device disguised as a rock. 2003 – The Netherlands vote for a new parliament after the one before had only been into power for 8 ...

                                               

January 23

2012 - The EU adopts an embargo against Iran over its uranium enrichment. 2009 – A stabbing attack occurs at a nursery in Dendermonde, Belgium. 2016 - Major snowstorm hits the Northeastern United States. It set records for New York City. 2005 - V ...

                                               

January 24

2001 – The last two of the Texas 7 are taken into custody in Colorado Springs, Colorado. 2002 – The United States Department of Justice indicts Robert Nicholas Angleton for conspiring to murder his wife, Doris Angleton, along with his brother Rog ...

                                               

January 25

2015 - A parliamentary election is held in Greece, and is won by the left-wing SYRIZA party, whose leader Alexis Tsipras is sworn in as Prime Minister of Greece the next day. The result is seen as a rejection of so-called austerity measures impos ...

                                               

January 26

2015 - A Greek fighter jet crashes at Los Llanos Air Base, Spain, killing 11 people. 2003 – Super Bowl XXXVII: The Tampa Bay Buccaneers defeat the Oakland Raiders, 48-21, earning the Buccaneers their first Vince Lombardi Trophy. 2001 – A 50-year- ...

                                               

January 27

2013 - A fire in a nightclub in the city of Santa Maria, Southern Brazil, kills over 230 people. 2001 – Ten members of the Oklahoma State University mens basketball team and support staff die in a plane crash in Colorado. 2002 – Several explosion ...

                                               

January 28

2011 – 2011 Egyptian protests: Hundreds of thousands of people take to the streets in Egypt, in protest against Hosni Mubarak, who cuts internet access on the same day. 2014 - After strong protests, Ukraine withdraws a controversial anti-protest ...

                                               

January 29

2015 - Over 30 Egyptian soldiers are killed in an attack by militants linked to the Islamic State of Iraq and the Levant on the Sinai Peninsula, where there had also been strong anti-government protests. 2012 – Tennis: In the Australian Open, Nov ...

                                               

January 30

2016 - 39 people drown as a boat carrying refugees sinks in the Mediterranean Sea. 2007 - Microsoft Windows Vista is released. 2003 – Belgium legally recognizes same-sex marriage. 2002 – Slobodan Milosevic accuses the United Nations war crimes tr ...

                                               

January 31

2002 - The Larsen B Ice Shelf breaks off of Antarctica. 2004 – Mystery Science Theater 3000 ends its run on the Sci-Fi Channel. 2010 - Avatar becomes the first movie to make $2 billion worldwide. 2011 - January 31 – February 2, 2011 North America ...

                                               

July 1

2006 - First operation of the Qinghai-Tibet railway. 2005 – Microsoft plans to end official support of Windows 2000 2002 - The International Criminal Court is created, to prosecute individuals for genocide, crimes against humanity, war crimes and ...

                                               

July 2

July 2 is the 183rd day of the year in the Gregorian calendar. There are 182 days remaining until the end of the year. In a Common year of the Gregorian calendar, this date marks the half-way point of the year. This would be at 12 noon. In a Leap ...

                                               

July 3

2004 – At Wimbledon, Maria Sharapova, then-aged 17, wins her first singles tennis title, defeating Serena Williams in the final. 2001 – A Vladivostokavia Tupolev TU-154 jetliner crashes on approach to landing at Irkutsk, Russia killing 145 people ...

                                               

July 4

July 4 is the 185th day of the year in the Gregorian calendar. There are 180 days remaining until the end of the year. Aphelion, the point during its orbit, when the Earth is furthest from the Sun, occurs around this date.

                                               

July 5

2002 - A bomb attack in Larbaa, Algeria, kills 50 people. 2012 - Inauguration of The Shard in London - Britains tallest, and Europes second tallest, building. 2003 – The SARS virus is declared contained by the WHO. 2015 - The United States wins t ...