February 1

  • Langston Hughes Langston Hughes

    Langston Hughes was a prominent African-American poet, novelist, playwright, and social activist best know for his jazz poetry.

February 4

  • Rosa Parks Rosa Parks

    Rosa Parks was a life-long activist whose refusal to give up her seat on a segregated bus was a catalyzing event in the U.S. Civil Rights Movement.

February 6

  • New Madrid Seismic Zone New Madrid Earthquake

    The final major and arguably the most destructive of a series earthquakes in the central United States in 1811-1812.

February 8

  • A red lantern for Chinese New Year Chinese New Year

    A traditional celebration based on the Chinese lunar calendar.

February 7

  • Benjamin Waterhouse Hawkins Benjamin Waterhouse Hawkins

    Benjamin Waterhouse Hawkins was a natural history artist that became famous for his live-size sculptures of dinosaurs.

February 11

  • Jane Yolen Jane Yolen

    Named "Hans Christian Andersen of America" by Newsweek magazine, Jane Yolen has written more than 300 books.