28th: February has fewer days than the other months because it was originally the last month of the year, and therefore was the one used to make adjustments to the calendar

2nd: In 450 BC it became the second month in the Roman calendar, named for Februa, the feast of purification

2nd: The second month of the Islamic calendar, which is a lunar calendar, is called Safar

14th: In 2010, the Chinese new year will be on Feb. 14 – Valentine’s Day in many other countries

25th: The day on which Ash Wednesday will fall for Catholics, always 46 days before Easter

Source: Various Web sites

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