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Leap Day: Feb. 29 (Every 4 yrs, with some exceptions)
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Quote: "A dress that zips up the back will bring a husband and wife together.
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Independence Day (The Gambia) - February 18
Independence from the United Kingdom in 1965.
"An Independence Day is an annual celebration commemorating the anniversary of a nation's assumption of independent statehood, usually after ceasing to be a colony or part of another state, more rarely after the end of a military occupation. Most countries honor their respective independence day as a national holiday and some countries or nations' independence-date honors are contested. Not all countries have independence days, instead they celebrate another national day."
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"Flounder (alternative name Fluke) is an ocean-dwelling flatfish species that is found in coastal lagoons and estuaries of the Northern Atlantic and Pacific Oceans"
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Thumb Appreciation Day - February 18 - Weird February Holiday
"The thumb is the first digit of the hand. When a person is standing in the medical anatomical position (where the palm is stretched forward), the thumb is the lateral-most digit. The Medical Latin English adjective for thumb is pollical."
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Introduce a Girl to Engineering Day.- February 18
11th annual in 2010. See http://www.eweek.org/EngineersWeek/Introduce.aspx

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February 18 in History
1735-02-18 - 1st opera performed in America, "Flora, " in Charleston, South Carolina
1930 U.S. astronomer Clyde Tombaugh discovers Pluto
1908  1st U.S. postage stamps in rolls issued
1968  British adopts year-round daylight savings time
1978  1st Iron Man Triathlon held, Kona, Hawaii  
Today in History
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Christian Feast Day- February 18
Colmán of Lindisfarne - "Colmán of Lindisfarne (c. 605–18 February 675) also known as Saint Colmán was Bishop of Lindisfarne from 661 until 664. Colman resigned the Bishopric of Lindisfarne after the Synod of Whitby called by King Oswiu of Northumbria decided to calculate Easter using the method of the First Ecumenical Council instead of his preferred Celtic method. After his resignation he retired to live on the island of Inishbofin in Galway where he founded a monastery."

Flavian of Constantinople - Saint Flavian or Phlabianus (died August 11, 449) was Archbishop of Constantinople from 446 to 449. In the Roman Catholic Church St. Flavian is commemorated on February 18, the date assigned to him in the Roman Martyrology. Flavian of Ricina is sometimes identified with him.

Simeon of Jerusalem (Western Christianity) - "Saint Simeon of Jerusalem, son of Clopas, was a Jewish Christian leader and according to most Christian traditions the second Bishop of Jerusalem (62-107). Simeon of Jerusalem is identified with one of the prophets and teachers in Antioch named "Simeon, who was called Niger" in Acts 13:1. Simeon is sometimes identified with Simon, the "brother of the Lord", who is mentioned in passing in the Bible (Matthew 13:55, Mark 6:3), considering the "brothers" as "cousins" and pointing to Hegesippus referring to him as the "second cousin" as bishop of Jerusalem. Other exegetes consider the brothers to be actual brothers and Hegesippus' wording as subsuming both James and Simeon under a more general term."
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Significant February
  •  Birthstone of the Month: Amethyst - meaning Sincerity.
  •  February Flower of the month:
  •  Zodiac Signs: Aquarius Jan. 20 - Feb. 18; Pisces Feb. 19 - Mar. 20
  •  The name for the Moon this month is called Hunger Moon, Snow Moon, Chaste Moon, Wolf Moon.
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