Historical Events For February - 13
Tuesday, 28 March 2017
1948 On February - 13 wright Flyer, 1st plane to fly, returns to US from England
1952 On this day in history rocky Marciano defeated Lee Savold for his 39th straight win
1952 Alfred Einstein, German/US musicologist, dies at 71 on February - 13.
1953 On February - 13 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 Frank Selvey scores 100 points for Furman beating Newberry 149-95 on this day in history.
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 this day in history.
1959 Barbie doll goes on sale on February - 13.
1959 Miro Cardon, premier of Cuba, resigns on February - 13.
1959 On February - 13 william L Axt, composer, dies at 70
1960 France enters the nuclear era when it explodes its first atomic bomb on this day in history.
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 February - 13.
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 February - 13 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 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 On February - 13 uSSR performs nuclear test at Eastern Kazakhstan/Semipalitinsk USSR
1966 Elio Vittorini, writer, dies on this day in history.
1968 On February - 13 uS sends 10,500 additional soldiers to Vietnam
1968 Ildebrando Pizzetti, Italian composer, dies at 87 on this day in history.
1969 On this day in history mary Hopkin's Postcard album on Apple is released
1969 On February - 13 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