On this day, February 1, in 1934, the tulip became the national flower by virtue of Proclamation No. 654 by Gov. Gen. Frank Murphy.
The official calendar of the Republic of the Philippines: an almanac of Philippine commemorations enlivened with illustrations and information. –Manila: Presidential Communications Development and Strategic Planning Office, .
On this day in 2003, the SS Columbia exploded as it returned to earth after a mission. Seven crew members were killed.
On this day in 1911, Thomas Jennings was found guilty of murder using his fingerprint as evidence. This is the first time fingerprints have been used as evidence.
February is National Arts Month (Proclamation No. 683, s. 1991)
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