Historical Events Happened In February - 13
Friday, 12 February 2016
1948 On this day in history wright Flyer, 1st plane to fly, returns to US from England
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 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 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 KYW-AM in Philadelphia Penn gives calls to WTAM (now WWWE) Cleveland on this day in history.
1957 Southern Christian Leadership Conference organizes in New Orleans on February - 13.
1958 On February - 13 georges Rouault, French painter (Christ aux outrages), dies at 86
1959 Barbie doll goes on sale on this day in history.
1959 On February - 13 miro Cardon, premier of Cuba, resigns
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 February - 13.
1960 France performs 1st nuclear test at Reggane Proving Grounds Algeria on this day in history.
1960 The French test their first atomic bomb in the Sahara on this day in history.
1960 On February - 13 "Beg, Borrow or Steal" opens at Martin Beck Theater NYC for 5 perfs
1960 On February - 13 delmar G Roos, designer of jeep, dies at 79
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 February - 13.
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 February - 13 elio Vittorini, writer, dies
1968 US sends 10,500 additional soldiers to Vietnam on this day in history.
1968 On February - 13 ildebrando Pizzetti, Italian composer, dies at 87
1969 On this day in history mary Hopkin's Postcard album on Apple is released
1969 Suriname government of Pengel resigns on February - 13.
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