February 15

February 15

Independence Day
Serbia
February 15 1804

February 15
John Frum Day (Vanuatu)
National Day (Serbia)
National Flag of Canada Day (Canada)
Parinirvana Day, also celebrated on February 8. (Mahayana Buddhism)
Susan B. Anthony Day (United States)
Total Defence Day (Singapore)

Events

1493 – While on board the Niña, Christopher Columbus writes an open letter (widely distributed upon his return to Portugal) describing his discoveries and the unexpected items he came across in the New World.
1835 – The first constitutional law in modern Serbia is adopted.
1879 – Women's rights: American President Rutherford B. Hayes signs a bill allowing female attorneys to argue cases before the Supreme Court of the United States.
1972 – Sound recordings are granted U.S. federal copyright protection for the first time.
1976 – The 1976 Constitution of Cuba is adopted by national referendum.
1994 – Standard of the President of Russia is established.
2003 – Protests against the Iraq war take place in over 600 cities worldwide. It is estimated that between 8 million to 30 million people participate, making this the largest peace demonstration in history.

 

 

 

 

 



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