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Historical Events Happened In February - 03

Thursday, 24 April 2014

1954  Jeen van den Berg wins Dutch Eleven Cities Skating race (7:32) on this day in history.  

1956  On this day in history toni Sailor becomes first Olympics skier to sweep the 3 alpine events  

1956  Autherine J Lucy admitted to U of Alabama, suspended 2/7 after a riot on this day in history.  

1957  On this day in history patty Berg wins LPGA Havana Golf Open  

1958  Royal Teens' "Short Shorts" enters Top 40 chart &peaks at #3 on this day in history.  

1958  On this day in history royal Teens' "Short Shorts" enters Top 40 chart & peaks at #3  

1958  On this day in history henry Kuttner, sci-fi author (Dark World, As You Were), dies at 42  

1959  American Airlines Electra crashes in New York's East River, killing 65 on this day in history.  

1959  Buddy Holly, Ritchie Valens and J.P. "The Big Bopper" Richardson die in a plane crash near Clear Lake, Iowa on this day in history.  

1959  On this day in history american Airlines Electra crashes in NY's East River, killing 65  

1959  On this day in history big Bopper, rocker, dies in plane crash at 28  

1960  Johannes G Geelkerken, Dutch reformed vicar, dies at 80 on this day in history.  

1961  6th largest snowfall in NYC history (17.4" (44.2cm)) on this day in history.  

1961  Anna May Wong, actress (Gallery of Mme Lui-Tsang), dies at 54 on this day in history.  

1962  On this day in history president Kennedy bans all trade with Cuba except for food &drugs  

1962  John Uelses pole vaults record 489 cm on this day in history.  

1962  On this day in history werner Bock, writer, dies  

1963  On this day in history mickey Wright wins LPGA Sea Island Women's Golf Invitational  

1964  "Meet the Beatles" album goes Gold on this day in history.  

1964  On this day in history black &Puerto Rican students boycott NYC public schools  

1965  105 USAF cadets resigned for cheating on exams on this day in history.  

1965  Orbiting Solar Observatory 2 launches into Earth orbit (552/636 km) on this day in history.  

1966  On this day in history first soft landing on the Moon by spacecraft Luna 9  

1966  On this day in history soft landing on the Moon (Soviet Luna 9)  

1966  On this day in history the first operational weather satellite, ESSA-1 launched (US)  

1966  June Walker, actress (War Nurses), dies at 65 on this day in history.  

1967  On this day in history "Purple Haze" recorded by Jimi Hendrix  

1967  On this day in history joe Meek, rocker (Tornados)/producer (Telstar), commits suicide  

1969  On this day in history the Palestine National Congress appointed Yasser Arafat head of PLO  

1969  On this day in history the Palestine National Congress appoints Yasser Arafat head of the Palestine Liberation Organization  

1969  On this day in history eduardo C Mondlane, president of Mozambique, murdered  

1971  Jay C Flippen, actor (Ensign O'Toole), dies at 72 on this day in history.  

1972  11th Winter Olympics games opens in Sapporo Japan (1st in Asia) on this day in history.  

1972  On this day in history uS performs nuclear test at Nevada Test Site  

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Famous Birthdays In February - 03

Famous People Born On This Day In History

1338  On this day in history birth of jeanne de Bourbon, wife of Charles V of France (d. 1378)  

1368  On this day in history birth of charles VI, King of France (1380-1422)  

1525  On this day in history birth of giovanni Perluigi da Palestrina, composer  

1648  Louis Bouteiller, composer was born on this day in history.  

1655  On this day in history birth of francois Fagel, Dutch fieldmarshal, baptized  

1677  On this day in history birth of jan Santini Aichel, Czech architect (d. 1723)  

1690  On this day in history birth of richard Rawlinson, English minister (d. 1755)  

1721  On this day in history birth of friedrich Wilhelm von Seydlitz, Prussian general (d. 1773)  

Famous Deaths In February - 03

Famous People Died On This Day In History

0474  On this day in history leo I, Byzantine Emperor (457-74), dies  

0619  Death of Laurence of Canterbury, 2nd Archbishop of Canterbury on this day in history.  

0699  On this day in history death of saint Werburgh  

0865  On this day in history ansgar/Anscharius/Oskar, German 1st (arch)bishop of Hamburg/saint, dies  

1014  On this day in history death of king Sweyn I of Denmark  

1116  Death of King Coloman of Hungary (b. 1070) on this day in history.  

1399  On this day in history john of Ghent, duke of Lancaster/king of Castile & Leon, dies at 58  

1428  On this day in history death of ashikaga Yoshimochi, Japanese shogun (b. 1386)