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Historical Events Happened In February - 13

Thursday, 31 July 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  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  Israel acquires 4 of 7 Dead Sea scrolls on this day in history.  

1955  Israel acquires four of seven known Dead Sea scrolls on this day in history.  

1956  On this day in history kYW-AM in Philadelphia Penn gives calls to WTAM (now WWWE) Cleveland  

1957  On this day in history 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  Barbie doll goes on sale on this day in history.  

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

1959  William L Axt, composer, dies at 70 on this day in history.  

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

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

1965  US female Figure Skating championship won by Peggy Fleming on this day in history.  

1965  On this day in history uS male Figure Skating championship won by Gary Visconti  

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  Elio Vittorini, writer, dies on this day in history.  

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  On this day in history mary Hopkin's Postcard album on Apple is released  

1969  On this day in history suriname government of Pengel resigns  

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

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

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

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

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

1141  On this day in history death of béla II of Hungary (b. 1110)  

1199  Stefanus Nemanja (Symeon), monk, dies on this day in history.  

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  Andronicus II Paleologus, Byzantine emperor (1282-1328)/monk, dies on this day in history.