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Historical Events For February - 13

Sunday, 28 May 2017

1948  Wright Flyer, 1st plane to fly, returns to US from England on this day in history.  

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  A's change name of Shibe Park to Connie Mack Stadium on February - 13.  

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 this day in history 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 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  Georges Rouault, French painter (Christ aux outrages), dies at 86 on February - 13.  

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

1959  Miro Cardon, premier of Cuba, resigns on February - 13.  

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 this day in history.  

1960  France performs 1st nuclear test at Reggane Proving Grounds Algeria on this day in history.  

1960  On this day in history the French test their first atomic bomb in the Sahara  

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

1960  Delmar G Roos, designer of jeep, dies at 79 on this day in history.  

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

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

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 this day in history.  

1965  Jerry Burke, pianist (Lawrence Welk Show), dies on February - 13.  

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  On February - 13 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 February - 13.  

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  On this day in history 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 this day in history birth of hartmann Schedel, German physician/humanist/historian  

1457  Mary of Burgundy, daughter of Charles the Bold and wife of Maximilian I, Holy Roman Emperor (d. 1482) was born on February - 13.  

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 February - 13 birth of jean de la Badie, French divine, founder of Lagardists  

1622  On February - 13 birth of adam Pijnacker, landscape painter/etcher, baptized  

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

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 this day in history.  

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 February - 13.  

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

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

1332  On February - 13 andronicus II Paleologus, Byzantine emperor (1282-1328)/monk, dies  


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