February 1

February 1st is Decorating With Candy Day and National Freedom Day.

2023

Legendary rock singer Ozzy Osbourne announced his retirement from touring.

2021

Myanmar's leader Aung San Suu Kyi was removed from power by a military coup d'état.

2017

MP's in the UK voted in favor of triggering the European Union Bill (Article 50), which gave the government the power to prepare to leave the European Union.

2017

Joe Biden and his wife, Jill, founded the 'Biden Foundation.'

2013

House of Cards, starring Kevin Spacey, was released as a Netflix Original.

2005

The Civil Marriage Act was introduced, making same-sex marriage legal in Canada.

2003

The first reusable spacecraft called 'Space Shuttle Columbia' broke apart when returning to Earth, and all seven astronauts on board died.

1982

NBC-TV premiered 'Late Night with David Letterman.'

1972

The first scientific hand-held calculators (HP-35) hit the markets with a hefty price tag at $395.

1965

Martin Luther King Jr. and 250 protestors were arrested.

1951

An atomic bomb explosion was aired on TV for the first time.

1942

Voice of America, the US' official external radio and television service, began broadcasting.

1908

King Carlos I of Portugal and his heir were assassinated in Lisbon.

1893

Thomas Edison completed the world's first movie studio in West Orange, New Jersey.

1884

The first volume of the Oxford English Dictionary was published.

1788

Briggs & Longstreet was awarded a patent for the first steamboat in the US.

1587

Mary Queen of Scots received the death sentence from cousin Queen Elizabeth I.