Pope Gregory XIII announces the Gregorian calendar.
Folklorist and fairy tale author Wilhelm Grimm born in Hanau, Germany.
He and his brother Jakob compiled Grimm's Fairy Tales.
Artist Winslow Homer born in Boston.
King Louis-Philippe of France abdicated the throne and went into exile in England.
France became a republic for the second time.
Arizona was organized as a United States territory.
The first American parade to have floats took place at Mardi Gras in New Orleans, Louisiana.
Baseball player Honus Wagner born in Chartiers, Pennsylvania.
World War I: The U.S. ambassador to the United Kingdom is given the Zimmermann Telegram, in which Germany pledges to ensure the return of New Mexico, Texas, and Arizona to Mexico if Mexico declares war on the United States.
The Battle of Los Angeles, one of the largest documented UFO sightings in history; the event lasted into the early hours of February 25.
Nicky Hopkins, English pianist (All-Stars, Screaming Lord Sutch and the Savages, and Quicksilver Messenger Service) (d. 1994)
George Thorogood, American singer-songwriter and guitarist
Apple computer co-founder Steve Jobs born in San Francisco.
Raison d'être for the television program Twin Peaks - the death of Laura Palmer fictionally takes place this day.
Today from Chamber's Book of Days
French Republican Calendar
Ventôse 6 Asaret