Feb 2, 1922 – “Ulysses” by James Joyce is published

The novel is considered one of the most important works of modernist literature.

Feb 3, 1972 – The deadliest snowstorm in history kills 4000

The Iran Blizzard lasted a week and left whole villages without survivors.

Feb 4, 2004 – Facebook is founded

The social networking service currently has over 1 billion active users.

Feb 5, 1909 – The world's first synthetic plastic is developed

Belgian chemist Leo Baekeland announced his invention of Bakelite at a meeting of the American Chemical Society that day.

Feb 6, 1952 – Elizabeth II becomes Queen of the United Kingdom

She succeeded her father, George VI, who died the same day.

Feb 7, 1984 – NASA astronauts take the first untethered spacewalk

The photographs of Bruce McCandless and Robert L. Stewart hovering freely in space became some of the most iconic images of the 1980s.

Feb 8, 1960 – The first 8 stars are added to the Hollywood Walk of Fame

More than 2400 five-pointed stars have since been embedded in the sidewalks of Hollywood Boulevard and Vine Street to honor stars of the entertainment industry.