Wikipedia:Selected anniversaries/February 15

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This is a list of selected February 15 anniversaries that appear in the "On this day" section of the Main Page. To suggest a new item, in most cases, you can be bold and edit this page. Please read the selected anniversaries guidelines before making your edit. However, if your addition might be controversial or on a day that is or will soon be on the Main Page, please post your suggestion on the talk page instead.

Please note that the events listed on the Main Page are chosen based more on relative article quality and to maintain a mix of topics, not based solely on how important or significant their subjects are. Only four to five events are posted at a time and thus not everything that is "most important and significant" can be listed. In addition, an event is generally not posted this year if it is also the subject of the scheduled featured article or picture of the day.

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Candlemas (Eastern Christianity); refimprove sections
1954 – The Canadian and American governments agreed to jointly build the Distant Early Warning Line, a line of radar stations running across the high Arctic. refimprove section
1971 – The British pound sterling and the Irish pound were decimalised on what was called Decimal Day. refimprove section
1989 – The Soviet Union officially announced that all of its troops had withdrawn from Afghanistan after a nine-year conflict. Yellow "too long" banner
1994 – Less than four years after declaring its independence from the Soviet Union, Tatarstan officially agreed to become a federal subject of Russia. refimprove section
2012The world's deadliest prison fire took place at the National Penitentiary at Comayagua, Honduras, killing 361 people. Uncertain date
Angella D. Ferguson |b|1925| Orange "lede too short" banner



February 15: National Flag of Canada Day (1965); Statehood Day in Serbia (1804)

Don Dunstan in 1968
Don Dunstan in 1968
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