Historical Events Happened In February - 13
Sunday, 30 August 2015
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 On February - 13 alfred Einstein, German/US musicologist, dies at 71
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 Frank Selvey scores 100 points for Furman beating Newberry 149-95 on this day in history.
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 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 February - 13.
1958 Georges Rouault, French painter (Christ aux outrages), dies at 86 on this day in history.
1959 Barbie doll goes on sale on February - 13.
1959 On February - 13 miro Cardon, premier of Cuba, resigns
1959 On this day in history 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 this day in history.
1960 On February - 13 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 On February - 13 soviet Union fires a rocket from Sputnik V to Venus
1963 On this day in history harry Steers, bowling hall of famer, dies
1965 Quebec Liquor Board Employees end 70-day strike. How dry they were in the province!! on February - 13.
1965 US female Figure Skating championship won by Peggy Fleming on this day in history.
1965 US male Figure Skating championship won by Gary Visconti on February - 13.
1965 On this day in history jerry Burke, pianist (Lawrence Welk Show), dies
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 this day in history.
1969 Mary Hopkin's Postcard album on Apple is released on February - 13.
1969 On February - 13 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