Important Dates: February 2017


1st Dignity Action Day  Link

2nd Groundhog Day  Link

2nd World Wetlands Day  Link

3rd Wear Red Day  Link

4th World Cancer Day  Link

5th Number Day  Link

7th British Yorkshire Pudding Day  Link

9th Safer Internet Day  Link

12th Red Hand for Child Soldiers Day  Link

15th International Childhood Cancer Day  Link

20th World Day of Social Justice  Link

21st International Mother Language Day  Link

22nd World Thinking Day  Link

28th Rare Disease Day  Link



13th-19th Go Green Week  Link

6th-12th Bramley Apple Week  Link

6th-12th Tinnitus Awareness Week  Link

7th-14th Marriage Week  Link

14th-21st National Nest Box Week  Link

20th-26th National Salt Awareness Week  Link

27th-5th Mar Eating Disorders Awareness Week  Link

27th-12th March Fairtrade Fortnight  Link



Cholangiocarcinoma Awareness  Link

National Heart Month  Link



February Religious Events

1st  Vasant Panshami (Hindu)

2nd Candlemas (Christian)

3rd Setsubun-sai (Shinto)

11th Tu BiShvat (Jewish)

14th St Valentine’s Day (Christian)

15th Nirvana Day (Buddhist – Jain)

25th Maha Shavaratri (Hindu)

26th Intercalary (Baha’i)

28th Shrove Tuesday (Christian)



February National Days

4th Sri Lanka

6th New Zealand

7th Grenada

11th Japan

15th Serbia

16th Lithuania

18th Nepal

23rd Brunei

25th Kuwait


This Day in History

1st Columbia shuttle breaks up on re-entry  (2003)

3rd Buddy Holly killed in plane crash (1959)

3rd Soviets first controlled landing of space probe on moon (1966)

5th Sweet rationing ends (1953)

6th Alan Shepherd hits a golf ball on moon (1971)

6th King George V dies (1952)

7th Ellen McArthur breaks world record for fastest solo sail around world (2005)

7th Maastriche Treaty signed, establishing EU (1992)

7th Edward of Caernarvon becomes first Prince of Wales (1301)

8th Racehorse Shergar kidnapped (1983)

8th Mary Queen of Scots beheaded (1587)

9th Trevor Francis becomes first million pound footballer (1979)

10th New Delhi becomes capital of India (1931)

10th Queen Victoria marries Prince Albert (1840)

11th Nelson Mandela freed (1990)

11th Tories choose Margaret Thatcher as first woman leader (1975)

11th St Bernadette’s first vision of Virgin Mary at Lourdes (1858)

12th Lady Jane Grey beheaded at Tower of London (1554)

13th Anna Ford becomes first ITN woman newsreader (1978)

13th Massacre at Glencoe (1692)

13th Catherine Howard executed (1542)

15th Decimalisation Day (1971)

16th Kyoto Protocol founded (2005)

18th Pluto discovered (1930)

18th Ban on hunting with dogs becomes law (2005)

19th Thomas Edison patents phonograph (1878)

20th Soviets launch Space Station Mir (1986)

20th John Glenn becomes first American astronaut to orbit earth (1962)

21st Malcolm X assassinated in America (1965)

25th Corporal punishment made illegal in British schools (1982)

26th Women priests allowed (1987)

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Mike Hutchins

Mike Hutchins is the founder of Good Morning Children, an on-line company that provides engaging and mentally stimulating resources for primary school children of all ages. Mike started Good Morning Children in 2006 with the aim of the company being to help children develop key thinking and reasoning skills. His qualifications include B.Sc (Engineering) and a PGCE in primary education.

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