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Historical Events Happened In February - 13

Wednesday, 27 July 2016

1948  Wright Flyer, 1st plane to fly, returns to US from England on February - 13.  

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

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  Israel acquires 4 of 7 Dead Sea scrolls on February - 13.  

1955  On this day in history israel acquires four of seven known Dead Sea scrolls  

1956  On this day in history kYW-AM in Philadelphia Penn gives calls to WTAM (now WWWE) Cleveland  

1957  Southern Christian Leadership Conference organizes in New Orleans on this day in history.  

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1958  On this day in history georges Rouault, French painter (Christ aux outrages), dies at 86  

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

1959  On this day in history miro Cardon, premier of Cuba, resigns  

1959  William L Axt, composer, dies at 70 on this day in history.  

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

1960  France performs 1st nuclear test at Reggane Proving Grounds Algeria on February - 13.  

1960  The French test their first atomic bomb in the Sahara on this day in history.  

1960  "Beg, Borrow or Steal" opens at Martin Beck Theater NYC for 5 perfs on this day in history.  

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 this day in history.  

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  On February - 13 uS male Figure Skating championship won by Gary Visconti  

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

1966  USSR performs nuclear test at Eastern Kazakhstan/Semipalitinsk USSR on February - 13.  

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  Suriname government of Pengel resigns on February - 13.  

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 this day in history.  

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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  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  Alexander VII, [Fabio Chigi], Siena Italy, pope (1655-67) was born on February - 13.  

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  On February - 13 birth of jan B Wellekens, Dutch poet/painter  

1660  Johann Sigismund Kusser, composer was born on this day in history.  

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Famous Deaths In February - 13

Famous People Died On This Day In History

0858  On February - 13 death of kenneth I of Scotland  

1130  On this day in history honorius II, [Lamberto], Pope (1124-30), dies  

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

1199  Stefanus Nemanja (Symeon), monk, dies on February - 13.  

1219  On February - 13 death of minamoto no Sanetomo, Japanese shogun (b. 1192)  

1237  Death of Jordanus of Saxon, 2nd general of Dominicans, drowns on February - 13.  

1315  Jean I of Chalon-Arlay, mayor of Neuchôtel, dies on this day in history.  

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

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