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Historical Events For February - 13

Friday, 24 February 2017

1948  On February - 13 wright Flyer, 1st plane to fly, returns to US from England  

1952  On February - 13 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  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 February - 13.  

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  On this day in history 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 February - 13.  

1959  William L Axt, composer, dies at 70 on February - 13.  

1960  On February - 13 france enters the nuclear era when it explodes its first atomic bomb.  

1960  On February - 13 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  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 February - 13.  

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 this day in history.  

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 this day in history elio Vittorini, writer, dies  

1968  On this day in history uS sends 10,500 additional soldiers to Vietnam  

1968  Ildebrando Pizzetti, Italian composer, dies at 87 on this day in history.  

1969  Mary Hopkin's Postcard album on Apple is released on February - 13.  

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 this day in history.  

1970  Herbert Strudwick, cricketer (28 Tests for Engld, ct 60 stp 12), dies on February - 13.  

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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  Girolamo Aleandro, Italian Catholic cardinal (d. 1542) was born on February - 13.  

1599  On this day in history birth of alexander VII, [Fabio Chigi], Siena Italy, pope (1655-67)  

1610  On February - 13 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  Jan B Wellekens, Dutch poet/painter was born on February - 13.  

1660  On this day in history birth of johann Sigismund Kusser, composer  


Famous Deaths In February - 13

Famous People Died On This Day In History

0858  On February - 13 death of kenneth I of Scotland  

1130  Honorius II, [Lamberto], Pope (1124-30), dies on February - 13.  

1141  On February - 13 death of béla II of Hungary (b. 1110)  

1199  Stefanus Nemanja (Symeon), monk, dies on this day in history.  

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

1237  Death of Jordanus of Saxon, 2nd general of Dominicans, drowns on this day in history.  

1315  Jean I of Chalon-Arlay, mayor of Neuchôtel, dies on February - 13.  

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


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