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Historical Events Happened In February - 01

Wednesday, 23 April 2014

1940  Russia begins new offensive against Finland on this day in history.  

1941  On this day in history uS female Figure Skating championship won by Jane Vaughn  

1941  US male Figure Skating championship won by Eugene Turner on this day in history.  

1942  On this day in history 2nd Norwegian government of Quisling forms  

1943  German occupiers make Vidkun Quisling Norwegian premier on this day in history.  

1943  Mussert forms pro Nazi shadow cabinet (Netherlands) on this day in history.  

1944  First Japanese territory invaded at Kwajalein on this day in history.  

1944  Supreme Soviet enlarges soviet republics' autonomy on this day in history.  

1944  On this day in history martin Lunssens, composer, dies at 72  

1945  On this day in history uS Army arrives at Siegfriedlinie  

1945  Johan Huizinga, Dutch culture historian (Homo Ludens), dies at 72 on this day in history.  

1946  Norwegian statesman Trygve Lie is selected as the first secretary-general of the United Nations on this day in history.  

1946  On this day in history republic of Hungary proclaimed, Zolt n Tildy as communist president  

1946  On this day in history hans Betghe, writer, dies at 70  

1947  Aleide de Gasperi forms Italian government of Christian-democrats & communists on this day in history.  

1947  On this day in history dmitri Shostakovitch named professor at conservatory of Leningrad  

1947  On this day in history nV United Dutch Fokker's Aircraft established  

1948  On this day in history federation Malaysia forms from 9 sultanates  

1948  On this day in history palestine Post building in Jerusalem bombed  

1949  On this day in history 200" (5.08-meter) Hale telescope first used  

1949  RCA releases first single record ever (45 rpm) on this day in history.  

1949  Herbert Stothart, composer, dies at 63 on this day in history.  

1950  Urko Kekkonen elected president of Finland on this day in history.  

1950  USSR demands condemnation of Emperor Hirohito for war crimes on this day in history.  

1951  On this day in history -50F (-46C), Gavilan NM (state record)  

1951  On this day in history alfred Krupp & 28 other German war criminals freed  

1951  First telecast of atomic explosion on this day in history.  

1951  The first X-ray moving picture process demonstrated on this day in history.  

1951  UN condemns People's Republic of China as aggressor in Korea on this day in history.  

1951  On this day in history uS performs nuclear test at Nevada Test Site  

1952  On this day in history general strike against French colonial management in Tunisia  

1952  On this day in history the United Arab Republic (Egypt and Syria) is formed.  

1953  On this day in history "General Electric Theater" premieres on CBS TV; Reagan later hosts  

1953  "You Are There" with Walter Cronkite premieres on CBS television great show for it's time on this day in history.  

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Famous Birthdays In February - 01

Famous People Born On This Day In History

1261  Walter de Stapledon, English bishop (d. 1326) was born on this day in history.  

1459  On this day in history birth of conrad Celtes, German scholar (d. 1508)  

1462  On this day in history birth of johannes Trithemius, German cryptographer (d. 1516)  

1552  On this day in history birth of edward Coke, Mileham Norfolk, jurist/politician (defended common law)  

1603  On this day in history birth of michael Trumper, composer  

1605  On this day in history birth of isaac Aboab de Fonseca, Portuguese/Neth rabbi/mystic  

1633  On this day in history birth of gabriel Schutz, composer  

1635  On this day in history birth of marquard Gude, German archaeologist (d. 1689)  

Famous Deaths In February - 01

Famous People Died On This Day In History

0656  On this day in history sigebert III, king of Austrasia, dies at about 25  

1204  Death of Alexius IV Angelus, regent of Byzantium (1203-04), murdered on this day in history.  

1248  On this day in history hendrik II, duke of Brabant (1235-48), dies  

1294  On this day in history louis II, the Stern, ruler of Upper-Bayern, dies  

1328  On this day in history charles IV, the Handsome, King of France (1322-28), dies  

1502  Olivier de la Marche, Flemish writer/poet/governor, dies on this day in history.  

1542  Death of Girolamo Aleandro, Italian Catholic cardinal (b. 1480) on this day in history.  

1563  On this day in history death of menas, Emperor of Ethiopia (died of fever)