Historical Events For February - 13
Saturday, 23 September 2017
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 Alfred Einstein, German/US musicologist, dies at 71 on this day in history.
1953 On February - 13 a's change name of Shibe Park to Connie Mack Stadium
1954 On this day in history the Quebec North Shore and Labrador Railway is opened between Sept Isles, Que. and Schefferville, Labrador, construction having commenced in 1950.
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 February - 13 southern Christian Leadership Conference organizes in New Orleans
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 this day in history miro Cardon, premier of Cuba, resigns
1959 On February - 13 william L Axt, composer, dies at 70
1960 France enters the nuclear era when it explodes its first atomic bomb on February - 13.
1960 On this day in history 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 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 On February - 13 harry Steers, bowling hall of famer, dies
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 On this day in history uS male Figure Skating championship won by Gary Visconti
1965 On February - 13 jerry Burke, pianist (Lawrence Welk Show), dies
1966 On February - 13 uSSR performs nuclear test at Eastern Kazakhstan/Semipalitinsk USSR
1966 Elio Vittorini, writer, dies on this day in history.
1968 On this day in history uS sends 10,500 additional soldiers to Vietnam
1968 Ildebrando Pizzetti, Italian composer, dies at 87 on February - 13.
1969 Mary Hopkin's Postcard album on Apple is released on February - 13.
1969 On February - 13 suriname government of Pengel resigns
1970 On February - 13 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