Feb 9, 1969 – The Boeing 747 flies for the first time

The Jumbo Jet was the world's largest passenger aircraft at the time.

Feb 10, 1996 – Deep Blue becomes the first computer to win a chess game

Despite his defeat in the first game, Russian world champion Garry Kasparov proceeded to win the match by 4-2 games.

Feb 11,1975 – Margaret Thatcher becomes the first female leader of the British Conservative Party

Thatcher won the general elections in 1979 and became Prime Minister of the United Kingdom.

Feb 12, 1994 – Edvard Munch's “The Scream” is stolen

The iconic painting, one of a series of four, was recovered several months later.

Feb 13, 2004 – The universe's largest known diamond is discovered

BPM 37093 is a white dwarf star about 50 light-years from Earth and was nicknamed “Lucy” after The Beatles' song “Lucy in the Sky with Diamonds”.

Feb 14, 1876 – The telephone is patented

Both Alexander Graham Bell and Elisha Gray applied for a patent on that day - Bell won.

Feb 15, 1965 – Canada adopts its current national flag showing a maple leaf

The leaf symbolizes the country's forests, the middle white stripe the arctic snow, and the red stripes the Atlantic and Pacific Oceans.