February fluctuates between having 28 and 29 days per year. The 29th day only occurs every 4 years during leap years.
The length of February was finalized when Julius Caesar remade the Roman calendar and assigned the month 28 days and 29 days. In 713 B.C., February was officially added to the Roman calendar.
If you were born in February, your birthstone is an amethyst, and your flower is a primrose.
Of all the words you can misspell, February is one of the most misspelled words in the English language. Even the White House has misprinted the word “February” before in a press release!
February is the only month where it’s possible to go the entire time without having a full moon.
February has been Black History Month for over 40 years.
February, March, and November always start on the same day of the week unless it is a leap year.
Sadly, on February 1, 2003, the Space Shuttle “Columbia” broke apart in flight, which killed all seven crew members. The accident was believed to be a result of damage that occurred during lift-off. The tragedy occurred only 16 minutes before the shuttle was scheduled to land.
So now you know, February isn’t all about Valentine’s Day.