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Historical Events Happened In February - 13

Monday, 26 January 2015

1948  On February - 13 wright Flyer, 1st plane to fly, returns to US from England  

1952  Rocky Marciano defeated Lee Savold for his 39th straight win on February - 13.  

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

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 February - 13 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 February - 13 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 February - 13.  

1958  Georges Rouault, French painter (Christ aux outrages), dies at 86 on February - 13.  

1959  On this day in history barbie doll goes on sale  

1959  Miro Cardon, premier of Cuba, resigns on this day in history.  

1959  William L Axt, composer, dies at 70 on February - 13.  

1960  France enters the nuclear era when it explodes its first atomic bomb on February - 13.  

1960  France performs 1st nuclear test at Reggane Proving Grounds Algeria on February - 13.  

1960  On February - 13 the French test their first atomic bomb in the Sahara  

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 February - 13.  

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

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  On February - 13 quebec Liquor Board Employees end 70-day strike. How dry they were in the province!!  

1965  On February - 13 uS female Figure Skating championship won by Peggy Fleming  

1965  US male Figure Skating championship won by Gary Visconti on February - 13.  

1965  Jerry Burke, pianist (Lawrence Welk Show), dies on this day in history.  

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

1966  Elio Vittorini, writer, dies on February - 13.  

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

1968  Ildebrando Pizzetti, Italian composer, dies at 87 on this day in history.  

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  Man-eating tiger is reported to have killed 48, 80 km from New Delhi on February - 13.  

1970  Herbert Strudwick, cricketer (28 Tests for Engld, ct 60 stp 12), dies on February - 13.  

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

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 this day in history.  

1622  On February - 13 birth of adam Pijnacker, landscape painter/etcher, baptized  

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

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  Honorius II, [Lamberto], Pope (1124-30), dies on February - 13.  

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

1199  Stefanus Nemanja (Symeon), monk, dies on February - 13.  

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

1237  Death of Jordanus of Saxon, 2nd general of Dominicans, drowns on this day in history.  

1315  On this day in history jean I of Chalon-Arlay, mayor of Neuchôtel, dies  

1332  On February - 13 andronicus II Paleologus, Byzantine emperor (1282-1328)/monk, dies