On This Day: February 15th
This is 46th day of the year and 319 days remain in the year.
- Hebrew calendar—10 Adar I 5779
- Chinese calendar—the 11th day of the 1st month of 4717 (Ji Hai)
- Islamic calendar—(note)
Chicago Mayor Anton J. Cermak was killed in an assassination attempt on president-elect Franklin D. Roosevelt in Miami, allegedly offering the final words engraved at the site of the shooting.
Susan B. Anthonyreformer
Pedro Menendez de Avilescolonizer
Alfred North Whiteheadmathematician and philosopher
Charles Lewis Tiffanymerchant
Elihu Rootcabinet member and diplomat
Ernest Henry Shackletonantarctic explorer
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Note: Dates in the Islamic calendar are provided for planning purposes only, and calculated with the hdate Islamic calendar program for moonrise in Boston, Masschusetts. Depending on your location and other factors, this result may differ from actual religious observances by one day. Please consult your local religious authority for any religious determinations of hejiric date.