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February 15 is marked as International Childhood Cancer Day, a global collaborative campaign to raise awareness and support in fighting childhood cancer. The same date is devoted to International Angelman Day, National Gumdrop Day, World Hippo Day, and more.

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Interesting Facts of February 15th

  1. 1. February 15 is the 46th day of the year in the Gregorian calendar. 319 days remain until the end of the year (320 in leap years).
  2. 2. This day in 2001 saw the launch of the first draft of the complete human genome in the journal Nature.
  3. 3. In 1961, all 72 people aboard Sabena Flight 548 were killed in a plane crash near Brussels, Belgium, marking the first fatal accident involving a Boeing 707.
  4. 4. A meteor exploded over Russia on February 15, 2013. It is the most significant such event on Earth in over a century.
  5. 5. Astronomer Galileo Galilei was born in Italy in 1564. He was famous for his studies of the solar system and is often called the "father of modern physics."