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February 17: Marks the 200th anniversary of the 1913 Armory Show, the first large scale exhibition of modern art held in New York City's 69th Regiment Armory.

February 17: Marks the 200th anniversary of the 1913 Armory Show, the first large scale exhibition of modern art held in New York City's 69th Regiment Armory.

Citation: Marcel Duchamp, Jacques Villon, Raymond Duchamp-Villon, and Villon's dog Pipe in the garden of Villon's studio, Puteaux, France, ca. 1913 / unidentified photographer. Walt Kuhn, Kuhn family papers, and Armory Show records, Archives of American Art, Smithsonian Institution.

Citation: Marcel Duchamp, Jacques Villon, Raymond Duchamp-Villon, and Villon's dog Pipe in the garden of Villon's studio, Puteaux, France, ca. 1913 / unidentified photographer. Walt Kuhn, Kuhn family papers, and Armory Show records, Archives of American Art, Smithsonian Institution.

arthur jerome eddy (1859-1920), chicago art collector who helped bring the armory show to the united states in 1913

arthur jerome eddy (1859-1920), chicago art collector who helped bring the armory show to the united states in 1913

Elvish Script - it looks as lovely as it sounds

Elvish Script - it looks as lovely as it sounds

March 4: John Flamsteed was appointed the first Astronomer Royal of England in 1675. His extensive observations would lead to the posthumous publication of his Atals Coelestis, the first stellar atlas based on telescopic observations.

March 4: John Flamsteed was appointed the first Astronomer Royal of England in 1675. His extensive observations would lead to the posthumous publication of his Atals Coelestis, the first stellar atlas based on telescopic observations.

abigail adams, "remember the ladies" letter, 1776 (to her husband John Adams: "I desire you would Remember the Ladies, and be more generous and favourable to them than your ancestors. Do not put such unlimited powers into the hands of the Husbands. Remember all Men would be tyrants if they could.")

abigail adams, "remember the ladies" letter, 1776 (to her husband John Adams: "I desire you would Remember the Ladies, and be more generous and favourable to them than your ancestors. Do not put such unlimited powers into the hands of the Husbands. Remember all Men would be tyrants if they could.")

(18) Twitter 1915, Alexander Graham Bell in New York calls Thomas Watson in San Francisco

(18) Twitter 1915, Alexander Graham Bell in New York calls Thomas Watson in San Francisco

Page from the Gutenberg Bible (1445)

Page from the Gutenberg Bible (1445)

February 23: The publication date of the Gutenberg Bible in 1455. One of history's most famous books, it was the first to be printed with movable type.

February 23: The publication date of the Gutenberg Bible in 1455. One of history's most famous books, it was the first to be printed with movable type.

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