Historical Events Happened In February - 13
Saturday, 25 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 February - 13.
1952 On this day in history alfred Einstein, German/US musicologist, dies at 71
1953 A's change name of Shibe Park to Connie Mack Stadium on February - 13.
1954 On February - 13 the Quebec North Shore and Labrador Railway is opened between Sept Isles, Que. and Schefferville, Labrador, construction having commenced in 1950.
1954 Frank Selvey scores 100 points for Furman beating Newberry 149-95 on this day in history.
1955 Israel acquires 4 of 7 Dead Sea scrolls on this day in history.
1955 Israel acquires four of seven known Dead Sea scrolls on this day in history.
1956 On February - 13 kYW-AM in Philadelphia Penn gives calls to WTAM (now WWWE) Cleveland
1957 Southern Christian Leadership Conference organizes in New Orleans on this day in history.
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 On this day in history miro Cardon, premier of Cuba, resigns
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 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 "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 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 US female Figure Skating championship won by Peggy Fleming on February - 13.
1965 On this day in history uS male Figure Skating championship won by Gary Visconti
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 On this day in history elio Vittorini, writer, dies
1968 US sends 10,500 additional soldiers to Vietnam on this day in history.
1968 Ildebrando Pizzetti, Italian composer, dies at 87 on February - 13.
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 On February - 13 herbert Strudwick, cricketer (28 Tests for Engld, ct 60 stp 12), dies