Guess the year of these February dates

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Will and Guy have a surprise - there are no jokes on this page, just a challenge to you; can you name that year?

All these 30 events happened in February - But in which year?

The values in brackets is the leeway that I give you. For example:  The Russo (Russian) - Japanese War starts. (10 years) Exact answer: 1904, leeway 1894-1914.Monopoly Invented
  1. China's empress Tzu-hsi ends practice of women binding their feet. (50 Years)
  2. Ceylon, now Sri Lanka, declares independence from UK. (30 Years)
  3. The first Reader's Digest magazine is published.  (20 Years)
  4. The first Monopoly board game sold.  (10 Years)
  5. Shergar the racehorse is kidnapped.  (5 Years)
  6. Volleyball invented by W Morgan. (25 Years)
  7. Queen Victoria marries Prince Albert of Saxe-Coburg-Gotha. (10 Years)
  8. Conscription begins in Britain. (20 Years)
  9. Yalta Agreement signed by Roosevelt, Churchill and Stalin.  (5 Years)
  10. Alexander Selkirk [Robinson Crusoe] rescued from Juan Fernandez.  (50 Years)
  11. Chicago Valentine's Day Massacre Chicago (5 Years)
  12. Thomas Watson forms IBM Corporation  (20 Years)
  13. Barbie Doll goes on sale. (5 Years)
  14. The first ship sails through Suez Canal  (30 Years)
  15. Michelangelo dies in Rome.  (50 Years)
  16. Mark Twain publishes, Adventures of Huckleberry Finn.  (30 Years)
  17. Pluto, the ninth planet, is discovered by Clyde Tombaugh.  (20 Years)
  18. William Kellogg founds the breakfast cereal company of the same name. (40 Years)
  19. Orkney and Shetland annexed to the crown of Scotland.  (100 Years)
  20. Edwin Land demonstrates the Polaroid camera (25 Years)1910 London Taxi
  21. Alka Seltzer introduced  (20 Years)
  22. Frank Woolworth opens his first ' Woolworths' store New York state.  (30 Years)
  23. Cabs with taxi meters begin operating in London.  (20 Years)
  24. Gutenberg prints the first Bible. (75 Years)
  25. The siege of the Alamo began (40 Years)
  26. Mexico declares its independence from Spain.  (60 Years)
  27. The trial of Adolf Hitler and  General Ludendorff begins in Munich (10 Years)
  28. Divorces become legal in Ireland.  (30 Years)
  29. Westminster Abbey Opens  (200 Years)
  30. John Wesley charters Methodist Church  (40 Years)

Answers here

Bonus Which date in February are these special events?

Valentine's Day

Groundhog Day

President's Day

February's Distinctive Events

  •  1st Imbolc Eve Pagan Festival
  •  1st Super Bowl Jokes XLIX NFL
  •  2nd Groundhog Day
  •  2nd St. Brigid's Day
  •  2nd Candlemas  40 Days since Jesus' nativity
  •  4th World Cancer Day
  •  7th Charles Dickens Born (1812)
  •  6th Monopoly Goes on Sale (1935)
  •  8th Parinirvana (Nirvana Day) - Buddhist Festival
  •  9th Toothache Day - Ouch!
  • 10th St. Scholastica (Patron Saint of Nuns)
  • 11th Thomas Edison's Birthday (Inventor)
  • 12th Barbie Doll Goes on Sale (1959)
  • 14th Valentine's Day
  • 15th Nirvana Day - Buddhist Festival
  • Presidents Day (Third Monday)
  • 25th Mohammad Ali (Cassius Clay) KO's Sonny Liston 1964
  • 27th Polar Bear Day
  • Shrove Tuesday
  • February Mardis Gras
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