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Historical Events Happened In February - 01

Thursday, 24 April 2014

1953  Dr A de Waal appointed as Netherlands first female assistant Secretary of state on this day in history.  

1953  On this day in history flooding in Netherlands, kills 1,835  

1954  On this day in history first TV soap opera "Secret Storm" premieres  

1954  On this day in history scapino Ballet Studio in Amsterdam destroyed by fire  

1954  Julius P Hoste, Belg minister/newspaper publisher, dies at 69 on this day in history.  

1955  On this day in history h C Hansen appointed premier of Denmark  

1956  On this day in history hague Daily Newspaper reveals war crimes of Hague mayor Schokking  

1957  Gijsbert of Hall appointed mayor of Amsterdam on this day in history.  

1957  On this day in history the first black pilot (PH Young) on a US scheduled passenger airline  

1957  Friedrich von Paulus, German field marshall (Stalingrad), dies at 66 on this day in history.  

1958  On this day in history 1959 Swiss males vote against voting rights for women  

1958  Egypt & Syria announce plans to merge into United Arab Republic on this day in history.  

1958  On this day in history uS satellite (Explorer I) launched  

1958  On this day in history clinton Joseph Davisson, dies  

1959  On this day in history texas Instruments requests patent of IC (Integrated Circuit)  

1959  US female Figure Skating championship won by Carol Heiss on this day in history.  

1959  On this day in history uS male Figure Skating championship won by David Jenkins  

1959  On this day in history madame Sul-To-Wan, [Conley], actress (Birth of a Nation), dies at 85  

1960  4 students stage first civil rights sit-in, at Greensboro NC Woolworth on this day in history.  

1960  On this day in history extreme right-wing rebels in Algiers surrender  

1961  A full-scale test of US Minuteman ICBM is successful on this day in history.  

1961  On this day in history british minister Enoch Powell makes medical insurance more expensive  

1961  On this day in history mackay & Kline hang on for 100 minutes for cricket draw vs West Indies  

1963  Neil Young performs his first professional date at a Winnipeg country club, at age 17 on this day in history.  

1963  Nyasaland (now Malawi) becomes self-governing under Hastings Banda on this day in history.  

1964  On this day in history "Stop the World, I Want to..." closes at Shubert NYC after 556 performances  

1964  On this day in history beatles' "I Want to Hold Your Hand," first #1 hit & stays #1 for 7 weeks  

1964  Indiana Governor Mathew Walsh tries to ban "Louie Louie" for obscenity on this day in history.  

1964  Suriname River dammed on this day in history.  

1965  Dutch Queen Juliana opens Brienenoord Bridge in Rotterdam on this day in history.  

1965  Martin Luther King Jr & 700 demonstrators arrested in Selma AL on this day in history.  

1965  Martin Luther King Jr and 700 demonstrators arrested in Selma, Alabama on this day in history.  

1965  Peter Jennings, 26, becomes anchor of ABC's nightly news on this day in history.  

1965  On this day in history the Hamilton River in Labrador renamed Churchill River in honour of Winston Spencer Churchill  

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Famous Birthdays In February - 01

Famous People Born On This Day In History

1261  On this day in history birth of walter de Stapledon, English bishop (d. 1326)  

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

1462  Johannes Trithemius, German cryptographer (d. 1516) was born on this day in history.  

1552  Edward Coke, Mileham Norfolk, jurist/politician (defended common law) was born on this day in history.  

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

1605  Isaac Aboab de Fonseca, Portuguese/Neth rabbi/mystic was born on this day in history.  

1633  Gabriel Schutz, composer was born on this day in history.  

1635  Marquard Gude, German archaeologist (d. 1689) was born on this day in history.  

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  On this day in history death of alexius IV Angelus, regent of Byzantium (1203-04), murdered  

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

1294  Louis II, the Stern, ruler of Upper-Bayern, dies on this day in history.  

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

1502  On this day in history olivier de la Marche, Flemish writer/poet/governor, dies  

1542  On this day in history death of girolamo Aleandro, Italian Catholic cardinal (b. 1480)  

1563  Death of Menas, Emperor of Ethiopia (died of fever) on this day in history.