Calendar

(primary source: Chase’s Calendar of Events) – Also see the Events checklist

  • Monday, Feb 20

    • Presidents Day (U.S.) – federal holiday
    • Wear Black Day
  • Ongoing:

  • Tuesday & beyond:

    • Feb 21 Tue: Mother Language Day
    • Feb 26 Academy Awards (Oscars) – 7 p.m. EST
    • Mar 8 A Day Without A Woman – U.S.
    • Mar 8 Women’s Day
    • Mar 11 Prepare for Daylight Saving Time to begin tomorrow, e.g., before you go to bed, set clocks ahead one hour
    • Mar 12 Check Your Batteries Day
    • Mar 12 Daylight Saving Time (DST) begins – at 2 a.m. in U.S. – set clocks forward (spring ahead) one hour (e.g., from 2 a.m. DST to 3 a.m. standard time) so that you lose an hour – consider not scheduling any events today to which you would invite a lot of people since some invitees might forget to change their clocks and show up late
    • Mar 17 St. Patrick’s Day
    • Apr 15 Tax Marches – Washington D.C. and other U.S. cities
    • Apr 22 Earth Day
    • Apr 22 March for Science – Washington D.C. and other cities around the world
    • Apr 29 People’s Climate March – Washington D.C. and other cities across the U.S.
    • Apr 29 Not the White House Correspondents’ Dinner
    • Apr 29 White House Correspondents’ Dinner
    • May 26 America’s Cup begins – Bermuda – tentative dates May 26 to Jun 27 – americascup.com
    • May 29 Memorial Day (U.S.) – federal holiday
    • Jun 17 to Jul 2: FIFA Confederations Cup – soccer tournament – in Russia
    • Jul 4 Independence Day (U.S.) – federal holiday
    • Aug 21 Total solar eclipse – more info: timeanddate.com & USAToday.com
    • Sep 4 Labor Day (U.S.) – federal holiday
    • 2018 Feb 4: Super Bowl LII (52) – Minneapolis, Minnesota
    • 2018 (late): NASA plans to conduct the first launch of its largest rocket yet, the Space Launch System, designed to carry the Orion capsule – SpaceDaily.com
    • 2018 (late): James Webb Space Telescope scheduled to be launched by an unmanned rocket to replace Hubble Space Telescope – originally scheduled to be launched in 2014 – spie.orgextremetech.comspace.com
    • 2018: Winter Olympic Games – Pyeongchang, South Korea
    • 2018: Men’s World Cup – in Russia
    • 2019: Super Bowl LIII (53) – Atlanta, Georgia
    • 2020: International Space Station reaches end of service life but could be extended to 2028
    • 2020: Super Bowl LIV (54) – South Florida
    • 2020: Summer Olympic Games – Tokyo, Japan
    • 2021: NASA plans to conduct the first manned launch of the Orion capsule atop the Space Launch System – NBCNews.com
    • 2021: Super Bowl LV (55) – Los Angeles, California
    • 2022: Men’s World Cup – scheduled to be held in Qatar Nov-Dec but there’s a chance it will be moved to a different host if an investigation finds evidence of bribery
    • 2022: Winter Olympic Games – Beijing, China
    • 2024: Summer Olympic Games – possible host cities are: Paris, Los Angeles & Bucharest
    • 2029: Apr 13: Asteroid Apophis expected to pass about 18,300 miles from Earth with practically no chance of hitting Earth – the 885-foot long object is expected to pass even closer to Earth in 2036 – examiner.com
    • 2032: Asteroid 2013 TV135 expected to pass near Earth – as of October 2013, NASA is 99.998% sure it won’t hit Earth (a 1 in 63,000 chance it will hit Earth) – CNN.com
    • 2036: Apr 13: Asteroid Apophis expected to pass close to Earth – in Oct 2009, NASA estimated the chances of the 885-foot long object hitting Earth at 1 in 250,000 – scientists had earlier estimated chances at 1 in 45,000 – examiner.com
    • 2040: Feb: Asteroid 2011 AG5 expected to pass close to Earth – cnn.com
    • 2061: Halley’s Comet next expected to be visible from Earth
    • 2106: Asteroid expected to pass close to Earth
    • 2170: The 1999 RQ36 asteroid has an estimated 1-in-1,800 chance of hitting Earth – msnbc.msn.com
    • 2182: The 1999 RQ36 asteroid has an estimated 1-in-1,000 chance of hitting Earth – msnbc.msn.com

Special observations, etc. for months:

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