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February 2, 1781
Maryland became the 13th state to approve the ratification of the Articles of Confederation

February 5, 1813
Chesapeake Bay under British blockade attempting to prevent local privateers from attacking British merchant vessels.

February 5, 6, & 10, 2010
The Great Blizzards of 2010 dump over two feet of snow on most of Delmarva.

February 10, 1972
Earth tremor at Wilmington, Delaware, felt as far as Elkton, Maryland.

February 14, 1818
Abolitionist Frederick Douglass born a slave at Holmes Hill Farm, near Easton, Maryland. He is said to have adopted this date because his mother called him "my little valentine".

February 16, 1804
Lieutenant Stephen Decatur (& Berlin, Maryland native), leads a raid of volunteers from frigate Constitution and schooner Enterprise, burned the captured frigate Philadelphia in Tripoli Harbor.

February 16, 1669
Dorchester County, Maryland established

February 18, 1662
Talbot County, Maryland established

February 19, 1957
The Holland Island Bar lighthouse, Chesapeake Bay, Maryland was accidently hit by three Navy aircraft performing night target practice.

February 21, 1882
Sloop Dauntless wrecked near Chincoteague, Virginia in foul weather

February 22, 1892
Spanish steamship San Albano ran aground on the outer shoals of Hog Island, Virginia
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