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Historical Events Happened In February - 13

Wednesday, 01 October 2014

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

1952  Rocky Marciano defeated Lee Savold for his 39th straight win on this day in history.  

1952  Alfred Einstein, German/US musicologist, dies at 71 on February - 13.  

1953  On this day in history a's change name of Shibe Park to Connie Mack Stadium  

1954  The Quebec North Shore and Labrador Railway is opened between Sept Isles, Que. and Schefferville, Labrador, construction having commenced in 1950 on February - 13.  

1954  On February - 13 frank Selvey scores 100 points for Furman beating Newberry 149-95  

1955  On February - 13 israel acquires 4 of 7 Dead Sea scrolls  

1955  On February - 13 israel acquires four of seven known Dead Sea scrolls  

1956  On February - 13 kYW-AM in Philadelphia Penn gives calls to WTAM (now WWWE) Cleveland  

1957  On February - 13 southern Christian Leadership Conference organizes in New Orleans  

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  Miro Cardon, premier of Cuba, resigns on this day in history.  

1959  On February - 13 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  On this day in history the French test their first atomic bomb in the Sahara  

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

1960  On this day in history delmar G Roos, designer of jeep, dies at 79  

1961  Frank Sinatra launches Reprise label under Warner Brothers Records on this day in history.  

1961  On February - 13 soviet Union fires a rocket from Sputnik V to Venus  

1963  Harry Steers, bowling hall of famer, dies on this day in history.  

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

1965  US female Figure Skating championship won by Peggy Fleming on February - 13.  

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  On this day in history uSSR performs nuclear test at Eastern Kazakhstan/Semipalitinsk USSR  

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

1968  On this day in history uS sends 10,500 additional soldiers to Vietnam  

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  Suriname government of Pengel resigns on this day in history.  

1970  On February - 13 man-eating tiger is reported to have killed 48, 80 km from New Delhi  

1970  Herbert Strudwick, cricketer (28 Tests for Engld, ct 60 stp 12), dies on this day in history.  

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Famous Birthdays In February - 13

Famous People Born On This Day In History

1440  On February - 13 birth of hartmann Schedel, German physician/humanist/historian  

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  On this day in history birth of girolamo Aleandro, Italian Catholic cardinal (d. 1542)  

1599  On this day in history birth of alexander VII, [Fabio Chigi], Siena Italy, pope (1655-67)  

1610  Jean de la Badie, French divine, founder of Lagardists was born on February - 13.  

1622  On this day in history birth of adam Pijnacker, landscape painter/etcher, baptized  

1658  On this day in history birth of jan B Wellekens, Dutch poet/painter  

1660  On February - 13 birth of johann Sigismund Kusser, composer  

Famous Deaths In February - 13

Famous People Died On This Day In History

0858  Death of Kenneth I of Scotland on this day in history.  

1130  On February - 13 honorius II, [Lamberto], Pope (1124-30), dies  

1141  On February - 13 death of béla II of Hungary (b. 1110)  

1199  On February - 13 stefanus Nemanja (Symeon), monk, dies  

1219  Death of Minamoto no Sanetomo, Japanese shogun (b. 1192) on February - 13.  

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

1315  On February - 13 jean I of Chalon-Arlay, mayor of Neuchôtel, dies  

1332  Andronicus II Paleologus, Byzantine emperor (1282-1328)/monk, dies on February - 13.