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Historical Events Happened In February - 13

Friday, 12 February 2016

1948  On this day in history 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 this day in history.  

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  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  Israel acquires four of seven known Dead Sea scrolls on February - 13.  

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  On February - 13 georges Rouault, French painter (Christ aux outrages), dies at 86  

1959  Barbie doll goes on sale on this day in history.  

1959  On February - 13 miro Cardon, premier of Cuba, resigns  

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 this day in history.  

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

1960  On February - 13 "Beg, Borrow or Steal" opens at Martin Beck Theater NYC for 5 perfs  

1960  On February - 13 delmar G Roos, designer of jeep, dies at 79  

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

1961  Soviet Union fires a rocket from Sputnik V to Venus on February - 13.  

1963  Harry Steers, bowling hall of famer, dies on February - 13.  

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  On February - 13 jerry Burke, pianist (Lawrence Welk Show), dies  

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

1966  On February - 13 elio Vittorini, writer, dies  

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

1968  On February - 13 ildebrando Pizzetti, Italian composer, dies at 87  

1969  On this day in history mary Hopkin's Postcard album on Apple is released  

1969  Suriname government of Pengel resigns on February - 13.  

1970  Man-eating tiger is reported to have killed 48, 80 km from New Delhi on February - 13.  

1970  On February - 13 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  On February - 13 birth of hartmann Schedel, German physician/humanist/historian  

1457  On February - 13 birth of mary of Burgundy, daughter of Charles the Bold and wife of Maximilian I, Holy Roman Emperor (d. 1482)  

1480  On February - 13 birth of girolamo Aleandro, Italian Catholic cardinal (d. 1542)  

1599  On February - 13 birth of alexander VII, [Fabio Chigi], Siena Italy, pope (1655-67)  

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

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 February - 13.  

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

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

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

1332  Andronicus II Paleologus, Byzantine emperor (1282-1328)/monk, dies on this day in history.  

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