Historical Events In February - 15
Friday, 10 July 2020
1981 On February - 15 rocket-powered ice sled attains 399 kph, Lake George NY
1981 On this day in history jack Crapp, cricketer (7 Tests for England 1948-49, 319 runs), dies
1982 On February - 15 eighty-four workers die when an oil drilling rig sinks off the coast of Newfoundland during a storm.
1982 On this day in history off the Newfoundlandthe oil drilling rig Ocean Ranger capsizes and sinks in 18 m waves during a fierce storm on the Grand Banks 315 km east of St. John's; all 84 crewmen, 56 of whom are Newfoundlanders, drown in worst marine disaster in Canada
1984 500,000 Iranian soldiers move into Iraq on this day in history.
1985 On February - 15 sTS 51-E vehicle moves to launch pad
1985 World chess championship match abandoned-Karpov 25, Kasparov 23 on this day in history.
1986 Ferdinand Marcos wins rigged Philippines presidential election on this day in history.
1987 On this day in history aBC-TV begins broadcasting "Amerika" mini-series
1987 Craig Stadler disqualified from Andy Williams Open for kneeling on a towel to make a shot on this day in history.
1987 Nikolai Guljajev becomes world champion skater on February - 15.
1988 On February - 15 uS performs nuclear test at Nevada Test Site
1989 On this day in history israel attacks border strip Taba near Egypt
1989 On this day in history soviet military occupation of Afghanistan ends
1989 On this day in history the last Soviet troops leave Afghanistan, ending nine years of military involvement.
1990 On this day in history baseball owners lock out players
1990 On this day in history u.S. President George Bush meets with Bolivian, Colombian, and Peruvian leaders at an anti-drug summit in Colombia.
1991 On this day in history freighter with dynamite explodes in Phang Nga Thailand, 120 die
1992 On this day in history 100th episode of "Cops" airs on the Fox Network
1992 Jeffrey Dahmer found sane & guilty of killing 15 boys on February - 15.
1993 On February - 15 bombings by Mafia drug lords kill 14 in Bogotá Colombia
1994 US asks Aristide to adopt a peace plan from Haiti on February - 15.
1995 Burundi premier Anatole Kanyenkiko, resigns on this day in history.
1995 On this day in history dow-Jones closes at record 3986.17
1995 On this day in history population of People's Republic of China hits 1.2 billion
1996 On February - 15 prime Minister Jean Chrétien scuffles with a protestor disrupting Flag Day ceremonies
1997 US female Figure Skating championship won by Tara Lipinski on this day in history.
1997 US male Figure Skating championship won by Todd Eldridge on this day in history.
1998 On February - 15 dale Eggeling wins Los Angeles Women's Golf Championship
1999 Fire blazes through a nightclub in Taichung, Taiwan, killing 64 people on this day in history.
2011 On February - 15 libyan protests begin opposing Colonel Muammar al-Gaddafi's rule
2012 On this day in history united Kingdom unemployment rate reaches 17 year high of 8.4%
2013 Over 1,200 people are injured after a meteor breaks up over Chelyabinsk, Russia on this day in history.
2014 Tammam Salam is elected Prime Minister of Lebanon after a 10 month gridlock on this day in history.