I got curious about some other important happenings in February and I found the following at www.entourages.com/barbs/february.htm
France surrendered Canada to Great Britain by the Treaty of Paris, February 10, 1763.
English essayist and critic Charles Lamb born February 10, 1775.
There are a bunch of other facts, plus she has pages for all twelve months too.
My Google search also turned up http://familycrafts.about.com/library/spdays/blfebdayslong.htm which enlightened me that.....
among other things.