February and November are my two least favorite months. November because it confirms that yes indeed, winter has arrived. February, although the year's shortest month, just seems to hang around teasing that spring might arrive. in the meantime, I present this blog post with three historical events for the month of February. Abraham Lincoln was born on February 12, 1809 in Hardin County, Kentucky and on November 6, 1860, he was elected the 16th president of the United States.