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Historical Events Happened In February - 03

Thursday, 24 July 2014

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

1956  Toni Sailor becomes first Olympics skier to sweep the 3 alpine events on this day in history.  

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

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

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

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

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  Big Bopper, rocker, dies in plane crash at 28 on this day in history.  

1960  On this day in history johannes G Geelkerken, Dutch reformed vicar, dies at 80  

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

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

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  On this day in history orbiting Solar Observatory 2 launches into Earth orbit (552/636 km)  

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

1966  Soft landing on the Moon (Soviet Luna 9) on this day in history.  

1966  The first operational weather satellite, ESSA-1 launched (US) on this day in history.  

1966  On this day in history june Walker, actress (War Nurses), dies at 65  

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

1967  Joe Meek, rocker (Tornados)/producer (Telstar), commits suicide on this day in history.  

1969  The Palestine National Congress appointed Yasser Arafat head of PLO on this day in history.  

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

1969  Eduardo C Mondlane, president of Mozambique, murdered on this day in history.  

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  Jeanne de Bourbon, wife of Charles V of France (d. 1378) was born on this day in history.  

1368  Charles VI, King of France (1380-1422) was born on this day in history.  

1525  Giovanni Perluigi da Palestrina, composer was born on this day in history.  

1648  On this day in history birth of louis Bouteiller, composer  

1655  Francois Fagel, Dutch fieldmarshal, baptized was born on this day in history.  

1677  Jan Santini Aichel, Czech architect (d. 1723) was born on this day in history.  

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  Leo I, Byzantine Emperor (457-74), dies on this day in history.  

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

0699  Death of Saint Werburgh on this day in history.  

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  On this day in history death of king Coloman of Hungary (b. 1070)  

1399  John of Ghent, duke of Lancaster/king of Castile & Leon, dies at 58 on this day in history.  

1428  Death of Ashikaga Yoshimochi, Japanese shogun (b. 1386) on this day in history.