This calendar of events represents typical school and legal holidays but is not the official calendar for Joe Stefani School in the Merced City Elementary School District.

Please do not rely on this calendar for official school holidays, schedules or closures. Contact the school at 209-724-2500 or on their official website for further information.
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First session of the U.S. Supreme Court, 1790
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Groundhog Day
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Lincoln's Birthday
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Valentine's Day
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President's Day
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Washington's Birthday
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World Trade Center bombed, 1993
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Watson and Crick discover chemical structure of DNA, 1953
Congress creates Colorado Territory, 1861
Gorbachev calls for nuclear weapons treaty, 1987
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Friday, February 12, 2016
 
Lincoln's Birthday
President Abraham Lincoln, the 16th President of the United States, was born in the wilderness country of Hardin County, Kentucky on February 12, 1809.  
Sunday, February 14, 2016
 
Valentine's Day
It is a time to exchange cards or small gifts.  
Monday, February 15, 2016
 
President's Day
Washington's Birthday is a United States federal holiday celebrated on the third Monday of February in honor of George Washington, the first President of the United States. The holiday is also commonly referred to as Presidents Day (sometimes spelled Presidents' Day or President's Day). As Washington's Birthday or Presidents Day, it is also the official name of a concurrent state holiday celebrated on the same day in a number of states.  
Monday, February 22, 2016
 
Washington's Birthday
The "Father of His Country", George Washington was born on February 22, 1732.  
Friday, February 26, 2016
 
World Trade Center bombed, 1993
World Trade Center bombed, 1993.At 12:18 p.m., a terrorist bomb explodes in a parking garage of the World Trade Center in New York City, leaving a crater 60 feet wide and causing the collapse of several steel-reinforced concrete floors in the vicinity of the blast. Although the terrorist bomb failed to critically damage the main structure of the skyscrapers, six people were killed and more than 1,000 were injured. The World Trade Center itself suffered more than $500 million in damage. After the attack, authorities evacuated 50,000 people from the buildings, hundreds of whom were suffering from smoke inhalation. The evacuation lasted the whole afternoon.  
Sunday, February 28, 2016
 
Watson and Crick discover chemical structure of DNA, 1953
On this day in 1953, Cambridge University scientists James D. Watson and Frances H.C. Crick announce that they have determined the double-helix structure of DNA, the molecule containing human genes. Though DNA--short for deoxyribonucleic acid--was discovered in 1869, its crucial role in determining genetic inheritance wasn't demonstrated until 1943. In the early 1950s, Watson and Crick were only two of many scientists working on figuring out the structure of DNA. 
 
Congress creates Colorado Territory, 1861
With the region's population booming because of the Pike's Peak gold rush, Congress creates the new Territory of Colorado. When the United States acquired it after the Mexican War ended in 1848, the land that would one day become Colorado was nearly unpopulated by Anglo settlers. Ute, Arapaho, Cheyenne, and other Indians had occupied the land for centuries, but the Europeans who had made sporadic appearances there since the 17th century never stayed for long. It was not until 1851 that the first permanent non-Indian settlement was established, in the San Luis Valley. 
 
Gorbachev calls for nuclear weapons treaty, 1987
In a surprising announcement, Soviet leader Mikhail Gorbachev indicates that his nation is ready to sign "without delay" a treaty designed to eliminate U.S. and Soviet medium-range nuclear missiles from Europe. Gorbachev's offer led to a breakthrough in negotiations and, eventually, to the signing of the Intermediate-Range Nuclear Forces (INF) Treaty in December 1987.