Langston Hughes (1902–1967) : African American.

 Thomas Lantos (born Lantos Tamás Péter) (1928–2008) : Jewish American.

 Imbolc begins at sundown : Pagan and Wiccan.


 Groundhog Day : United States.

 Candlemas : Christian.

 Imbolc : Pagan and Wiccan.


 Gertrude Stein (1874–1946) : Lesbian.

 Bean Scattering Festival (Setsubun) : Japan.


 Betty Friedan (born Bettye Naomi Goldstein) (1921–2006) : Jewish American.


 Constitution Day : Mexico.


 Bob Marley (1945–1981) : Jamaican.

 Waitangi Day : New Zealand.


 T'u B'Shvat begins at sundown : Jewish. (m)

 Constitution Day : Philippines.


 Lantern Festival (Yuan-hsiao) : China. (m)

 Taeborum (tay-bore-oom) : South Korea. (m)

 St. Maroon's Day : Lebanon.

 T'u B'Shvat (New Year of the Trees) : Jewish. (m)


 Butter Sculpture Festival : Tibet. (m)


 National Foundation Day (Kenkoku Kinen Bi) : Japan.


 Tadeusz (Thaddeus) Kosciuszko (1746–1817) : Polish.

 Lincoln’s Birthday : United States.


 Richard Allen (1760–1831) : African American.

 Frederick Douglass (1817–1895) : African American.

 Masao Satow (1908–1977) : Japanese American.

 Valentine's Day : United States.


 Susan B[rownell] Anthony (1820–1906) : Suffragist, United States.

 Arbaeen begins at sundown : Islamic. (m)

 Nirvana (Buddha's Death) : Buddhist.

 Liberation Day : Afghanistan.


 Arbaeen : Islamic. (m)

 Independence Day : Lithuania.

 Washington’s Birthday (Presidents’ Day) : United States. (m)


 Marian Anderson (1902–1993) : African American.

 Goyaale (Geronimo) (1829–1909) : American Indian (Chiricahua Apache).

 Randy Shilts (1952–1994) : Gay.

 Declaration of Independence : Republic of Kosovo.


 Sholom Aleichem (born Solomon Rabinowitz) (1854–1916) : Jewish Russian American.

 Audre Geraldin Lorde (1934–1992) : Lesbian.

 Luis Muñoz Marín : Puerto Rican.


 Barbara Jordan (1936–1996) : African American.

 International Mother Language Day : United Nations.

 Martyrs’ Day (Shaheed Dibash) : Bangladesh.


 Zitkala-Sa (Gertrude Bonnin) (1876–1938) : American Indian (Sioux).

 People Power Day (2/22–2/25) : Philippines.


 W[illiam] E[dward] B[urkhardt] Du Bois (1868–1963) : African American.

 Casimir Funk (1884–1967) : Jewish Polish American.

 Bun Day (Shrove Monday) : Iceland. (m)

 Great Lent begins : Coptic Orthodox Christian. (m)

 Maha Shivaratri (Shiva's Night) : Hindu. (m)

 Shrove Monday : Christian. (m)

 Defenders of the Motherland Day : Russia.


 Bursting Day (Shrove Tuesday) : Iceland. (m)

 Shrove Tuesday (Mardi Gras) : Christian. (m)

 Flag Day : Mexico.

 Independence Day : Estonia.


 Enrico Caruso (1873–1931) : Italian American.

 José de San Martín (1778–1850) : Argentine.

 Ash Wednesday (beginning of Lent) : Christian. (m)

 National Day (2/25–2/26) : Kuwait.


 Intercalary Days (2/26–3/1) : Baha'i.


 Independence Day : Dominican Republic.

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