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    • 05 February 1993
    • 05 February 2023
    • Death of Joseph L. Mankiewicz

    • Joseph L. Mankiewicz (1909-1993) was an American screenwriter, director and producer. He was an outstanding film-maker and used to explore the depth of his characters.
    • 06 February 1998
    • 06 February 2023
    • Assassination of Claude Erignac

    • On 6 February 1998, the Prefect of Corsica Claude Erignac was shot in the streets of Ajaccio. This marked the beginning of one of the most complex politico-judicial affairs of recent decades.
    • 05 February 2019
    • 06 February 2023
    • Skiing World Championships

    • Set up in 1931, this competition rewards skiers in only one trial, to which countries can only submit four skiers. Current world champions are not affected by this rule. This competition is organised on odd-numbered years.
    • 09 February 1953
    • 09 February 2023
    • First paperback published

    • French publishing company “Editions Hachette” launched a collection of paperback books called "Le Livre de Poche". Less expensive than a hardback book, this new consumer good met with great commercial success despite reluctant booksellers.
    • 10 February 2023
    • "Victoires de la Musique"

    • Award ceremony that has taken place every year in France since 1985. The awards are called "Victoires" and are given to world musicians who have produced in the French-speaking world in the previous year.
    • 11 February 1948
    • 11 February 2023
    • Death of Sergei Eisenstein

    • Sergei Mikhailovich Eisenstein (1898-1948) was a soviet film director and theorist. He was a pioneer in the film-editing art well known as the Soviet montage theory. His work is full of theatrical culture.
    • 11 February 2003
    • 11 February 2023
    • Death of Daniel Toscan du Plantier

    • Daniel Toscan du Plantier (1941-2003) was a French film producer. He was managing director of Gaumont and president of the Académie des arts et techniques du cinéma.
    • 11 February 2013
    • 11 February 2023
    • Pope Benedict XVI resigned the papacy

    • On February 11 2013, after almost eight years of pontificate, Benedict XVI announced his renunciation for health reasons. Pope Francis succeeded him on 13 March.
    • 15 February 2020
    • 11 February 2023
    • Carnival of Venice

    • Traditional Italian festival that goes back to the Middle Ages and attracts crowds from all over the world. It starts 10 days before Ash Wednesday and carries on until Fat Tuesday (Mardi Gras).
    • 13 February 2008
    • 13 February 2023
    • Death of Henri Salvador

    • Henri Salvador (1917-2008) was a French singer, songwriter and jazz guitar player. His career, which had started in the 30s playing in jazz orchestras, takes a new turn in 1948 when he becomes a singer.
    • 14 February 2003
    • 14 February 2023
    • Dominique de Villepin’s speech to the United Nations

    • On 14 February 2003, at the UN Security Council, Foreign Minister Dominique de Villepin gave the famous speech on behalf of France against the war in Iraq.
    • 14 February 2021
    • 14 February 2023
    • Valentine's Day

    • This originally pagan custom was assimilated by the Roman Catholic church, which chose Saint Valentine as the patron saint of lovers. Today Valentine’s Day is celebrated in many parts of the world.
    • 16 March 1943
    • 16 February 2023
    • Introduction of the Compulsory Work Service

    • The Compulsory Work Service was a forced enlistment and deportation of hundreds of thousands of French workers to Nazi Germany to work as forces labour for the German war effort during World War II, was established by the Pierre Laval government for male workers aged 21 to 23. Recusants joined the Resistance.
    • 18 February 2008
    • 18 February 2023
    • Death of Alain Robbe-Grillet

    • Alain Robbe-Grillet (1922-2008) was a French novelist and filmmaker. Along with Nathalie Sarraute, he is considered one of the leaders of the Noueau Roman (new novel) trend. Although elected to the Académie française in 2004, he was never formally received, refusing to have his acceptance speech approved in advance.
    • 24 February 1983
    • 24 February 2023
    • Launch of the Peugeot 205

    • Peugeot livened up its ageing range of cars and launched the Peugeot 205, targetting younger drivers with a less angular design. Customers applauded the less conventional replacement of the Peugeot 104.
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