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National Freedom Day

National Freedom Day is a United States observance on February 1 honoring the signing by Abraham Lincoln of a joint House and Senate resolution that later became the 13th Amendment to the U.S. Constitution.

Kalpana Chawla, Indian-American astronaut

1 February 2003: TheIndian-American astronaut Kalpana Chawla passed away during her mission in space while returning to Earth from an orbital mission.

American politician Ed Koch

1 February 2013-The American politician Ed Koch—who had served as the mayor of New York City (1978–89), died at the age of 88. He earned good reputation for his tenacity and brashness.

Benito Mussolini

1 February 1923- The private army of Blackshirts which helped Benito Mussolini come to the power in Italy, was officially transformed into a national militia named the Voluntary Fascist Militia for National Security.

Supreme Court of the United States

1 February 1790 The first session of the Supreme Court of the United States was held, in New York City.

Oxford English Dictionary

1 February 1884-The first of 10 volumes of the Oxford English Dictionary got published in London. The final volume got published lateron April 19, 1928.