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Historical Events Happened In February - 13

Friday, 22 August 2014

1948  Wright Flyer, 1st plane to fly, returns to US from England on this day in history.  

1952  On this day in history rocky Marciano defeated Lee Savold for his 39th straight win  

1952  On this day in history alfred Einstein, German/US musicologist, dies at 71  

1953  A's change name of Shibe Park to Connie Mack Stadium on this day in history.  

1954  On this day in history the Quebec North Shore and Labrador Railway is opened between Sept Isles, Que. and Schefferville, Labrador, construction having commenced in 1950.  

1954  On this day in history frank Selvey scores 100 points for Furman beating Newberry 149-95  

1955  On this day in history israel acquires 4 of 7 Dead Sea scrolls  

1955  On this day in history israel acquires four of seven known Dead Sea scrolls  

1956  KYW-AM in Philadelphia Penn gives calls to WTAM (now WWWE) Cleveland on this day in history.  

1957  Southern Christian Leadership Conference organizes in New Orleans on this day in history.  

1958  On this day in history georges Rouault, French painter (Christ aux outrages), dies at 86  

1959  On this day in history barbie doll goes on sale  

1959  On this day in history miro Cardon, premier of Cuba, resigns  

1959  On this day in history william L Axt, composer, dies at 70  

1960  On this day in history france enters the nuclear era when it explodes its first atomic bomb.  

1960  On this day in history france performs 1st nuclear test at Reggane Proving Grounds Algeria  

1960  The French test their first atomic bomb in the Sahara on this day in history.  

1960  On this day in history "Beg, Borrow or Steal" opens at Martin Beck Theater NYC for 5 perfs  

1960  Delmar G Roos, designer of jeep, dies at 79 on this day in history.  

1961  On this day in history frank Sinatra launches Reprise label under Warner Brothers Records  

1961  On this day in history soviet Union fires a rocket from Sputnik V to Venus  

1963  On this day in history harry Steers, bowling hall of famer, dies  

1965  Quebec Liquor Board Employees end 70-day strike. How dry they were in the province!! on this day in history.  

1965  On this day in history uS female Figure Skating championship won by Peggy Fleming  

1965  US male Figure Skating championship won by Gary Visconti on this day in history.  

1965  On this day in history jerry Burke, pianist (Lawrence Welk Show), dies  

1966  USSR performs nuclear test at Eastern Kazakhstan/Semipalitinsk USSR on this day in history.  

1966  On this day in history elio Vittorini, writer, dies  

1968  US sends 10,500 additional soldiers to Vietnam on this day in history.  

1968  On this day in history ildebrando Pizzetti, Italian composer, dies at 87  

1969  Mary Hopkin's Postcard album on Apple is released on this day in history.  

1969  On this day in history suriname government of Pengel resigns  

1970  On this day in history man-eating tiger is reported to have killed 48, 80 km from New Delhi  

1970  On this day in history herbert Strudwick, cricketer (28 Tests for Engld, ct 60 stp 12), dies  

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Famous Birthdays In February - 13

Famous People Born On This Day In History

1440  Hartmann Schedel, German physician/humanist/historian was born on this day in history.  

1457  On this day in history birth of mary of Burgundy, daughter of Charles the Bold and wife of Maximilian I, Holy Roman Emperor (d. 1482)  

1480  Girolamo Aleandro, Italian Catholic cardinal (d. 1542) was born on this day in history.  

1599  Alexander VII, [Fabio Chigi], Siena Italy, pope (1655-67) was born on this day in history.  

1610  On this day in history birth of jean de la Badie, French divine, founder of Lagardists  

1622  Adam Pijnacker, landscape painter/etcher, baptized was born on this day in history.  

1658  Jan B Wellekens, Dutch poet/painter was born on this day in history.  

1660  Johann Sigismund Kusser, composer was born on this day in history.  

Famous Deaths In February - 13

Famous People Died On This Day In History

0858  On this day in history death of kenneth I of Scotland  

1130  Honorius II, [Lamberto], Pope (1124-30), dies on this day in history.  

1141  Death of Béla II of Hungary (b. 1110) on this day in history.  

1199  On this day in history stefanus Nemanja (Symeon), monk, dies  

1219  On this day in history death of minamoto no Sanetomo, Japanese shogun (b. 1192)  

1237  On this day in history death of jordanus of Saxon, 2nd general of Dominicans, drowns  

1315  Jean I of Chalon-Arlay, mayor of Neuchôtel, dies on this day in history.  

1332  On this day in history andronicus II Paleologus, Byzantine emperor (1282-1328)/monk, dies