1493 – While on board the Niña, Christopher Columbus wrote an open letter on the 15th February 1493, which was widely distributed upon his return to Portugal, describing his discoveries and the unexpected items he came across in the New World.
1764 – The city of St. Louis, Missouri was established on the 15th February 1764.
1948 – Art Spiegelman the American cartoonist was born on the 15th February 1948.
1951 – Jane Seymour the English actress was born on the 15th February 1951.
1954 – Matt Groening the American cartoonist, screenwriter, producer and author was born on the 15th February 1954. Matt Groening created the comic strip Life in Hell (1977–2012) as well as 2 successful television series The Simpsons and Futurama.
2003 – Protests against the Iraq war took place in over 600 cities worldwide on the 15th February 2003. It was estimated that between 8 million to 30 million people participated, making this the largest peace demonstration in history.