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Historical Events Happened In February - 13

Sunday, 21 December 2014

1948  Wright Flyer, 1st plane to fly, returns to US from England on February - 13.  

1952  On this day in history rocky Marciano defeated Lee Savold for his 39th straight win  

1952  On February - 13 alfred Einstein, German/US musicologist, dies at 71  

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 this day in history.  

1954  Frank Selvey scores 100 points for Furman beating Newberry 149-95 on February - 13.  

1955  On this day in history israel acquires 4 of 7 Dead Sea scrolls  

1955  On this day in history israel acquires four of seven known Dead Sea scrolls  

1956  KYW-AM in Philadelphia Penn gives calls to WTAM (now WWWE) Cleveland on February - 13.  

1957  On this day in history southern Christian Leadership Conference organizes in New Orleans  

1958  On February - 13 georges Rouault, French painter (Christ aux outrages), dies at 86  

1959  Barbie doll goes on sale on February - 13.  

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

1959  On February - 13 william L Axt, composer, dies at 70  

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

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 February - 13 frank Sinatra launches Reprise label under Warner Brothers Records  

1961  Soviet Union fires a rocket from Sputnik V to Venus on this day in history.  

1963  On February - 13 harry Steers, bowling hall of famer, dies  

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

1965  On this day in history 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  Elio Vittorini, writer, dies on this day in history.  

1968  US sends 10,500 additional soldiers to Vietnam on February - 13.  

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 this day in history suriname government of Pengel resigns  

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

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

1610  Jean de la Badie, French divine, founder of Lagardists was born on February - 13.  

1622  Adam Pijnacker, landscape painter/etcher, baptized was born on this day in history.  

1658  Jan B Wellekens, Dutch poet/painter was born on February - 13.  

1660  Johann Sigismund Kusser, composer was born on February - 13.  

Famous Deaths In February - 13

Famous People Died On This Day In History

0858  On this day in history death of kenneth I of Scotland  

1130  On this day in history 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 February - 13.  

1219  Death of Minamoto no Sanetomo, Japanese shogun (b. 1192) on this day in history.  

1237  On February - 13 death of jordanus of Saxon, 2nd general of Dominicans, drowns  

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

1332  On this day in history andronicus II Paleologus, Byzantine emperor (1282-1328)/monk, dies