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February 15 in Pop Culture History

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February 15th is…

Annoy Squidward Day This was made in honor of the iconic character Squidward Tentacles, from Nickelodeon’s Spongebob Squarepants. This day is celebrated by fans who play pranks or do activities to annoy him. 

National Flag Day (Mexico): A day to celebrate the flag of Mexico and the country’s history and culture.

National Gumdrop Day Gumdrop Day is an occasion to enjoy and celebrate the chewy, sweet candy that’s known as gumdrops. Originator of gumdrops in German immigration brought the Germans to the United States.

Hippo DayDay to Celebrate and Learn About the Hippopotamus’ Importance in The ecosystem.

I Want Butterscotch DayEnjoy the sweet, delicious flavor of butterscotch.  Butterscotch, a dessert made of butter and brown sugar with added corn syrup or cream is often used. Butterscotch has a rich taste and can be light to dark in color. Although the exact source of butterscotch remains disputed, it is possible that this confection originated in another country. in The 19th century saw either Britain, or Scotland. 

Keep an eye out for the Maine Day Comes to commemorate the 1898 sinking USS Maine battleship in Havana Harbor. This was the spark that sparked World War I’s Spanish-American War. People across America remember those who have lost their lives on this day. in The explosion, and recall their service for our country.

Day for Single Awareness A light-hearted holiday celebrated on the same day as Valentine’s Day, for those who are not in Romance is a beautiful thing.

Richard Herring is a comedian St. Skeletor’s Day. It is dedicated to everyone who did not have a date, nor get any gifts for Valentine’s Day.

Susan B Anthony Day commemorates women’s rights pioneer Susan B. Anthony. Susan B Anthony was a pioneering advocate for women’s rights in The United States. She was a leader in the 19th-century women’s suffrage movement, culminating in The passage of Amendment 19 to the US Constitution that finally allows women to vote in 1920. Anthony was also involved in There are many more causes including temperance, labor rights and abolition. The National American Woman Suffrage Association was co-founded by her.

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1758 – Mustard was first advertised for sale in America by Benjamin Jackson in Philadelphia, PA.

1764 – St. Louis was established in Spanish Louisiana (now in Missouri, USA).

1898 – An explosion sank the battleship USS Maine in Cuba’s Havana harbor, killing 260 of the 400 American crew members aboard, sparking the Spanish-American war.

1903 – The first Teddy Bear was introduced in Brooklyn, NY.

1932 – George Burns and Gracie Allen debuted as regulars on Guy Lombardo Show Listen to CBS Radio.

1946 – ENIAC, the first electronic general-purpose computer, was formally dedicated at the University of Pennsylvania in Philadelphia.

1950 – Disney’s Cinderella Open cartoon feature in theaters. The film is one of most important films of all time and has been theatrically re-released many times- in 1957, 1965. 1973. 1981. 1987.

1953 – The first American to win the women’s world figure skating championship was 17-year-old Tenley Albright.

1958 – # 1 Hit February 15, 1958 – March 21, 1958: Elvis Presley – Don’t / I Beg Of You

1961 – The 18-member U.S. figure skating team was killed in a plane crash in Berg-Kampenhout, Belgium. They were on their way to the 1961 World Figure Skating Championships. in Prague, Czechoslovakia.

1965 – The flag we know today, the red and white maple leaf, was designed as the new flag of Canada. Before that, the official flag was Britain’s Union Jack.

1975 – # 1 Hit February 15, 1975 – February 21, 1975: Linda Ronstadt – You’re No Good

1986 – # 1 Hit February 15, 1986 – February 29, 1986: Whitney Houston – How will I find out?

1992 – Serial killer Jeffrey Dahmer was sentenced to life in Prison in Milwaukee.

2003 – It was estimated that between 8,000,000-30,000,000 people 1n 600 cities worldwide participated in The largest demonstration against the Iraq War was the Protest of the Iraq War in The history of our world.

2005 – YouTube was activated online.

2013 – A meteor exploded in the sky over Russia’s Ural Mountains, near Chelyabinsk, shattering glass and setting off car alarms for miles. Asteroid DA14 also came with 18,000 miles from Earth.