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.