Was that part of the calendar chosen for any specific purpose? It was. Black History Month began as “Negro History Week,” a label applied by historian Carter G. Woodson in 1926. ... Woodson chose that week specifically because it covered the birthdays of Frederick Douglass (February 14) and Abraham Lincoln (February 12).Feb 1, 2017
The second king of Rome, Numa Pompilius, decided to make the calendar more accurate by syncing it up with the actual lunar year—which is about 354 days long. Numa tacked on two months—January and February—after December to account for the new days. The new months each had 28 days.Feb 27, 2007
February is the second and shortest month of the year in the Julian and Gregorian calendar with 28 days in common years and 29 days in leap years, with the quadrennial 29th day being called the leap day. It is the first of five months to have a length of less than 31 days.
Zodiac SignsSignSymbolDatesSagittariusArcherNovember 22 - December 21CapricornGoatDecember 22 - January 19AquariusWater BearerJanuary 20 - February 18PiscesFishFebruary 19 - March 208 more rows