Sunday, the 1st of February, 2015y is the 32th day in 2015 and in the 5th calendar week.

Black History Month
February 1 – 28, 2015 in USA, Canada

Black History Month is observed in February 2015. Black History Month, also known as African-American History Month in America, is an annual observance in the United States, Canada, and the United Kingdom for remembrance of important people and events in the history of the African diaspora.

The African diaspora refers to the communities throughout the world that are descended from the historic movement of peoples from Africa, predominantly to the Americas, Europe, Asia, and the Middle East, among other areas around the globe.

The expansion of Black History Week to Black History Month was first proposed by the leaders of the Black United Students at Kent State University in February 1969. The first celebration of the Black History Month took place at Kent State one year later, in February 1970.

Where is the event?
Nationwide USA, Canada

LGBT History Month in the UK
February 1 – 28, 2015 in UK

February 2015 is LGBT History Month in the UK. LGBT History Month was instated in the UK by Sue Sanders and Schools Out and first took place in February 2005. The event came in the wake of the abolition of Section 28 and is intended to raise awareness of, and combat prejudice against, an otherwise substantially invisible minority.

LGBT History Month is a month-long annual observance of lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender history, and the history of the gay rights and related civil rights movements

Supporters of the event countered that it is important to challenge heterosexist attitudes in society. LGBT History Month is intended to be an annual event in the United Kingdom taking place every February to coincide with a slower month in the schools calendar.

Where is the event?
Nationwide UK

General Events:

Super Bowl XLIX Sunday
February 1, 2015 in the USA, World

The Super Bowl game each year is one of the most anticipated Sports Events of the year, especially for the men! It is another excuse to get together with friends and family, drink too much wine and beer, and over indulge on Super Bowl Food, which is typically just lots of Snacks! It’s not unheard of, to sit and snack for hours on end!

Seattle Seahawks and New England Patriots at University of Phoenix Stadium
Kick Off 6:30 PM ET

Where is the event?
Nationwide USA

National Freedom Day
February 1, 2015 in the USA

National Freedom Day takes place on February 01, 2015. National Freedom Day is a United States observance honoring the signing by Abraham Lincoln of a joint House and Senate resolution that later became the 13th Amendment to the U.S. Constitution. President Lincoln signed the Amendment outlawing slavery on February 1, 1865, although it was not ratified by the states until later.

Where is National Freedom Day?
Nationwide USA

National Baked Alaska Day
February 1, 2015 in the USA

Baked Alaska is a decadent dessert made with ice cream, sponge cake, and toasted meringue. Although the name “Baked Alaska” did not emerge until the 19th century, this dish is part of a long culinary tradition.

The concept of serving cream and cake together dates back to the Renaissance. The cooks of the era were the first to adorn their baked goods with a whipped topping. This laid the foundation for Baked Alaska, but it does not account for two of the dessert’s distinguishing characteristics—temperature and texture.

The Chinese were the first culture to cook pastry over an ice cream filling, which results in a delicious combination of hot and cold components. Credit is also due to the American physicist Benjamin Thompson, who experimented with the heat resistance of beaten egg whites and discovered how to make meringue.

Whether you prefer to call it Baked Alaska, glace au four, omelette a la norvegienne, or Norwegian omelette, celebrate National Baked Alaska Day with a scrumptious serving of this unique dessert!

Where is the event?
Nationwide USA

Historical Events on 1st February:

1327 – Teenaged Edward III is crowned King of England, but the country is ruled by his mother Queen Isabella and her lover Roger Mortimer.

1587 – Queen Elizabeth I of England signs death warrant for Mary Stuart, Queen of Scots

1713 – The Kalabalik or Tumult in Bendery results from the Ottoman sultan’s order that his unwelcome guest, King Charles XII of Sweden, be seized.

1814 – Volcano Mayon on Luzon Philippines erupts killing 1,200

1861 – Dike breaks in Gelderland, Netherlands

1865 – 13th amendment approved (National Freedom Day)

1884 – 1st volume of the Oxford English Dictionary, A-Ant, published

1887 – Harvey Wilcox of Ks subdivides 120 acres he owned in Southern California & starts selling it off as a real estate development (Hollywood)

1902 – China’s empress Tzu-hsi forbids binding woman’s feet

1908 – King Carlos I of Portugal and his hier, Prince Luis Filipe are assassinated by Republican sympathisers in Terreiro do Paco, Lisbon.

1920 – Royal Canadian Mounted Police forms as Royal Northwest Mounted Police merge with Dominion Police

1926 – Land at Broadway & Wall Street sold at a record $7 per sq inch

1946 – Republic of Hungary proclaimed, Zolt n Tildy as communist president

1948 – Federation of Malaysia forms from 9 sultanates

1951 – 1st telecast of atomic explosion

1959 – Swiss men vote against voting rights for women

1968 – Saigon police chief Nguy?n Ng?c Loan executes Viet Cong officer Nguy?n Van Lém with a pistol shot to head. The execution is captured by photographer Eddie Adams and becomes an anti-war icon.

1972 – 1st scientific hand-held calculator (HP-35) introduced ($395)

1972 – Kuala Lumpur becomes a city by a royal charter granted by the Yang di-Pertuan Agong of Malaysia.

2003 – Space Shuttle Columbia disintegrates during reentry into the Earth’s atmosphere, killing all seven astronauts aboard