Historical Events on 1st February

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772 - Adrian I begins his reign as Catholic Pope
1327 - Teenaged Edward III is crowned King of England, but the country is ruled by his mother Queen Isabella and her lover Roger Mortimer.
1539 - Emperor Karel & King Francois I sign anti-English treaty
1587 - Queen Elizabeth I of England signs death warrant for Mary Stuart, Queen of Scots
1662 - Dutch garrison on Formosa surrenders to Chinese pirates
1669 - French King Louis XIV limits freedom of religion
1713 - The Kalabalik or Tumult in Bendery results from the Ottoman sultan's order that his unwelcome guest, King Charles XII of Sweden, be seized.
1717 - Henri d'Aguesseau's 1st appointment as chancellor of France
1720 - Sweden and Prussia sign peace treaty
1732 - Parliament of Ratisborn accept Pragmatic Sanctions
The Sun King of France Louis XIVThe Sun King of France Louis XIV 1742 - Sardinia and Austria sign alliance
1783 - William Herschel announces star Lambda Herculis as apex
1788 - 1st US steamboat patent issued, by Georgia to Briggs & Longstreet
1789 - Chinese troops driven out of Vietnam capital Thang Long
1790 - Supreme Court convenes for 1st time (NYC)
1793 - France declares war on Great Britain and Netherlands
1793 - Patent granted Ralph Hodgson, NY, for oiled silk & linen
1796 - The capital of Upper Canada is moved from Newark to York.
1809 - Dutch King Louis Napoleon accepts metric system
1810 - 1st insurance co managed by blacks (American Insurance Co of Phila)
1810 - Seville, Spain surrenders to French
1810 - US Population: 7,239,881, Black population: 1,377,808 (19%)
1814 - Lord Byron's "Corsair" sells 10,000 copies on day of publication
1814 - Volcano Mayon on Luzon Philippines erupts killing 1,200
1840 - Baltimore College of Dental Surgery, 1st in US, incorporated
1846 - Theophile Gautier publishes "Hashish Club" about his initiation
1856 - Auburn University is chartered as the East Alabama Male College.
1860 - 1st rabbi to open House of Representatives, Morris Raphall of NYC
1861 - Dike breaks in Gelderland, Netherlands
1861 - Texas secedes from the Union (US Civil War)
1862 - Julia Howe publishes "Battle Hymn of Republic"
1864 - -Feb 8th] Battle of Yazoo River, MS
1864 - 2nd German-Danish war begins
1864 - Austrian and Prussian troops occupy Schleswig-Holstein
1865 - 13th amendment approved (National Freedom Day)
Union General William Tecumseh ShermanUnion General William Tecumseh Sherman 1865 - General Sherman's march through South Carolina begins
1865 - JS Rock, 1st black lawyer to practice in Supreme Ct, admitted to bar
1867 - Bricklayers start working 8-hour days
1871 - Jefferson Long of Georgia is 1st black to make an official speech in House of Reps (opposing leniency to former Confederates)
1880 - The first edition of theatrical newspaper The Stage is published.
1881 - US Assay Office in St Louis, Missouri authorized
1883 - French lt-col Gustave Borgnis-Desbordes reaches Bamako on the Niger
1884 - 1st volume of the Oxford English Dictionary, A-Ant, published
1887 - Harvey Wilcox of Ks subdivides 120 acres he owned in Southern California & starts selling it off as a real estate development (Hollywood)
1892 - Mrs William Astor invites 400 guests to a grand ball at her mansion thus beginning use of "400" to describe socially elite
1893 - Puccini's Opera "Manon Lescaut," premieres in Turin
Inventor Thomas EdisonInventor Thomas Edison 1893 - Thomas Edison complete's worlds 1st movie studio (West Orange NJ)
1896 - Giacomo Puccini's Opera "La Boheme," premieres in Turin
1897 - Shinhan Bank, the oldest bank in South Korea, opens in Seoul.
1898 - 1st auto insurance policy in US issued, by Travelers Insurance Co
1902 - China's empress Tzu-hsi forbids binding woman's feet
1902 - Hermann Sudermanns "Es lebe das Leben," premieres in Berlin
1902 - US Secretary of State Hay protests granting Russia exclusive privileges in China, on ground that it runs contrary to the 'open door' policy granting all nations equal rights there
Composer Giacomo PucciniComposer Giacomo Puccini 1905 - Hague soccer team ADO froms
1905 - Hungarian premier Count István Tisza resigns
1906 - 1st federal penitentiary building completed, Leavenworth, Kansas
1906 - Dorothy Grey, wife of British Foreign Secretary Edward Grey fatally injured
1908 - King Carlos I of Portugal and his hier, Prince Luis Filipe are assassinated by Republican sympathisers in Terreiro do Paco, Lisbon.
1909 - US Assay Office in Salt Lake City, Utah opens
1909 - US forces withdraw from Cuba after liberal Jose Miguel Gomez becomes president; ensuing political instability will bring a threat of US intervention in 1912
1910 - 1st British labour exchange opens
1910 - Dragoumis government forms in Greece
1914 - NY Giants & Chicago White Sox play an exhibition baseball game in Egypt
1914 - Pennsylvania State Board of [motion picture] censors appointed
1914 - Tanganyika Railway opens
1917 - German Admiral Tirpitz announces unlimited submarine war
1918 - Franz Lehars opera "Wo die Lerche singt," premieres in Budapest
1918 - Kern, Bolton & Wodehouse's musical premieres in NYC
1918 - Russia adopts Gregorian calender (becomes Feb 14)
1919 - Dodgers trade Jake Daubert to Reds for Tommy Griffith Daubert
1920 - 1st commercial armored car introduced (St Paul Minn)
1920 - Soccer team Quick Boys forms
1920 - Royal Canadian Mounted Police forms as Royal Northwest Mounted Police merge with Dominion Police
1923 - Allied ultimatum on Lithuanian occupation of Memel
Italian Dictator Benito MussoliniItalian Dictator Benito Mussolini 1923 - Fascists Voluntary Militia forms in Italy under Benito Mussolini
1923 - Noel Coward's "Young Idea," premieres in London
1924 - Amsterdam's Netherlands Press Museum opens
1924 - Ramsay MacDonald's incoming Labour government formally recognizes the Soviet Union
1924 - Soccer team VSV Tonido forms in Voorburg
1925 - 1st national conference of KPD's Rotfrontkämpferbund in Berlin
1926 - Kirghiz Autonomous Region in RSFSR becomes Kirghiz ASSR
1926 - Land at Broadway & Wall Street sold at a record $7 per sq inch
1929 - 1st clean & jerk of 400 lbs (182 kg), Charles Rigoulet, 402½ lbs
1930 - Arnold Schönbergs opera, Von heute auf Morgen premieres in Frankfurt
Cricket Legend Donald BradmanCricket Legend Donald Bradman 1932 - Bradman makes 299* vs South Africa, runs out partner going for 300th
1933 - Colonial government arrests Anton de Kom in Paramaribo Suriname
1933 - Dutch bishops forbid membership of non-catholic unions
1933 - German Parliament disolves, Gen Ludendorf predicts catastrophe
1934 - Austrian Chancellor Dollfuss dissolves all political parties but his
1935 - 1st "March of Time" newsreel premieres at the Capitol
1935 - James T Farrell finishes his "Studs Lonigan" trilogy
1937 - Stapleton, Staten Island becomes a customs-free port
1940 - Russia begins new offensive against Finland
1940 - NBC performs the first inter-city television broadcast from its station in New York City to another in Schenectady, New York by General Electric relay antennas.
1941 - US female Figure Skating championship won by Jane Vaughn
1941 - US male Figure Skating championship won by Eugene Turner
1942 - 2nd Norwegian government of Quisling forms
1943 - German occupiers make Vidkun Quisling Norwegian premier
1943 - Mussert forms pro-Nazi shadow cabinet in Netherlands
1944 - Supreme Soviet enlarges soviet republics' autonomy
1944 - US 7th Infantry/4th Marine Division lands on Kwajalein/Roi/Namur
1945 - US Army arrives at Siegfriedlinie
1946 - Republic of Hungary proclaimed, Zolt n Tildy as communist president
1946 - Trygve Lie, a Norwegian socialist, becomes 1st Sec-Gen of UN
1947 - Aleide de Gasperi forms Italian government of christian-dems & communists
1947 - Dmitri Shostakovitch named professor at conservatory of Leningrad
1947 - NV United Dutch Fokker's Aircraft established
1948 - Federation of Malaysia forms from 9 sultanates
1948 - Palestine Post building in Jerusalem bombed
1949 - 200" (5.08-m) Hale telescope 1st used [See June 3, 1948]
1949 - RCA releases 1st single record ever (45 rpm)
1950 - USSR demands condemnation of Emperor Hirohito for war crimes
1950 - Urko Kekkonen elected president of Finland
1951 - -50°F (-46°C), Gavilan, New Mexico (state record)
1951 - 1st X-ray moving picture process demonstrated
1951 - 1st telecast of atomic explosion
1951 - Alfred Krupp & 28 other German war criminals freed
1951 - UN condemns People's Republic of China as aggressor in Korea
1951 - US performs nuclear test at Nevada Test Site
1952 - General strike against French colonial management in Tunisia
1952 - SN Behrman's "Jane," premieres in NYC
1953 - "General Electric Theater" premieres on CBS TV; Ronald Reagan later hosts
Broadcast Journalist Walter CronkiteBroadcast Journalist Walter Cronkite 1953 - "You Are There" with Walter Cronkite premieres on CBS television
1953 - Dr A de Waal appointed as Neth 1st female asst sect of state
1953 - Flooding in Netherlands kills 1,835
1953 - WEEK TV channel 25 in Peoria, IL (NBC) begins broadcasting
1954 - 1st TV soap opera "Secret Storm" premieres
1954 - Scapino Ballet Studio in Amsterdam destroyed by fire
1954 - Soccer team The County froms in Doetinchem
1955 - HC Hansen appointed premier of Denmark
1956 - Hague Daily Newspaper reveals war crimes of Hague mayor Schokking
1956 - WSAV TV channel 3 in Savannah, GA (NBC) begins broadcasting
1957 - 1st black pilot (PH Young) on a US scheduled passenger airline
1957 - Gijsbert of Hall appointed mayor of Amsterdam
1957 - Felix Wankel's first working prototype DKM 54 of the Wankel engine was running at the NSU research and development department Versuchsabteilung TX in Germany
1958 - 1st US satellite (Explorer I) launched
1958 - Egypt & Syria announce plans to merge into United Arab Republic
1958 - WFTV TV channel 9 in Orlando, FL (ABC) begins broadcasting
1959 - Swiss men vote against voting rights for women
1959 - Texas Instruments requests patent of IC (Integrated Circuit)
1959 - US female Figure Skating championship won by Carol Heiss
1959 - US male Figure Skating championship won by David Jenkins
1959 - WVUE TV channel 8 in New Orleans, LA (ABC) begins broadcasting
1959 - Wiffi Smith wins LPGA Havana Golf Tournament
1959 - Zack Wheat unanimously elected to baseball Hall of Fame
1960 - 34th Australian Womens Tennis: Margaret Smith beats J Lehane (75 62)
1960 - 4 students stage 1st civil rights sit-in, at Greensboro NC Woolworth
Tennis Player Rod LaverTennis Player Rod Laver 1960 - 48th Australian Mens Tennis: Rod Laver beats N Fraser (57 36 63 86 86)
1960 - Extreme right-wing rebels in Algiers surrender
1961 - 1st full-scale test of US Minuteman ICBM is successful
1961 - British minister Enoch Powell makes medical insurance more expensive
1961 - Mackay & Kline hang on for 100 mins for cricket draw vs West Indies
1962 - "New Faces of '62" opens at Alvin Theater NYC for 28 performances
1962 - NL releases its 1st 162-game schedule
1963 - Nyasaland (now Malawi) becomes self-governing under Hastings Banda
1964 - "Stop the World, I Want to..." closes at Shubert NYC after 556 perf
1964 - Beatles' "I Want to Hold Your Hand," 1st #1 hit, stays #1 for 7 weeks
1964 - Indiana Governor Mathew Walsh tries to ban "Louie Louie" for obscenity
1964 - Suriname River dammed
1965 - Dutch Queen Juliana opens Brienenoord Bridge in Rotterdam
Clergyman and Civil Rights Activist Martin Luther King Jr.Clergyman and Civil Rights Activist Martin Luther King Jr. 1965 - Martin Luther King Jr. & 700 demonstrators arrested in Selma Ala
1965 - Peter Jennings, 26, becomes anchor of ABC's nightly news
1965 - NL adopts emergency team replacement plan to restock any club struck by disaster
1967 - Severe brush fires in Tasmania destroy $11 million & 60 lives
1967 - WCLP TV channel 18 in Chatsworth, GA (PBS) begins broadcasting
1968 - Former US VP Richard Nixon announces candidacy for president
1968 - Vince Lombardi resigns as coach of Green Bay Packers
1968 - World trade conference Unctad 2 opens in New Delhi
Coach Vince LombardiCoach Vince Lombardi 1968 - Saigon police chief Nguyễn Ngọc Loan executes Viet Cong officer Nguyễn Văn Lém with a pistol shot to head. The execution is captured by photographer Eddie Adams and becomes an anti-war icon.
1969 - Jim Morrison arrested for exposing himself in concert
1969 - US female Figure Skating championship won by Janet Lynn
1969 - US male Figure Skating championship won by Tim Wood
1969 - WPGH TV channel 53 in Pittsburgh, PA (IND) begins broadcasting
1970 - Ford Frick, Earle Combs & Jesse Haines elected to Hall of Fame
1970 - Stalled commuter train rammed by express in Argentina, 139 die
Rocker Jim MorrisonRocker Jim Morrison 1970 - WMAA TV channel 29 in Jackson, MS (PBS) begins broadcasting
1970 - West-Germany & USSR sign gas contract
1970 - Northern Ireland PM Chichester-Clark meets British Home Secretary James Callaghan to discuss the economy of Northern Ireland
1972 - 1st scientific hand-held calculator (HP-35) introduced ($395)
1972 - Wings release "Give Ireland Back to the Irish" in UK
1972 - Kuala Lumpur becomes a city by a royal charter granted by the Yang di-Pertuan Agong of Malaysia.
1972 - British Prime Minister Edward Heath announces the appointment of Lord Chief Justice Lord Widgery to undertake an inquiry into the 13 deaths on 'Bloody Sunday' (30 January 1972)
1972 - The Ministry of Defence also issues a detailed account of the British Army's version of events during 'Bloody Sunday'
1973 - Monte Irvin elected to baseball Hall of Fame
1974 - "Good Times" (spinoff from "Maude") premieres on CBS TV
1974 - Kuala Lumpur is declared a Federal Territory.
1975 - "Hoppy, Gene & Me" by Roy Rogers peaks at #65
1975 - "Men on the Moon" closes at Little Theater NYC after 5 performances
1975 - 1st successful Wash Cap penalty shot, Ken Lockett vs Vancouver Canucks
1975 - Lorne Henning scores on 3rd Islander penalty shot
1975 - Otis Francis Tabler is 1st open homosexual to get security clearance to work for the Defense Department
1976 - "Rich Man, Poor Man" mini-series premieres on ABC TV
1976 - Judy Rankin wins LPGA Burdine's Golf Invitational
Goddess of Pop  Cher Goddess of Pop Cher 1976 - Sonny & Cher resume TV show, despite real-life divorce
1976 - East Lansing police arrest Dodgers reliever Mike Marshall for taking batting practice at Mich State U after he is warned not to
1977 - Heavy blizzard in New England claims 100 lives
1977 - Hillsdale High School defeats Person High School 2-0 in basketball
1978 - Harriet Tubman is 1st black woman honored on a US postage stamp
1978 - Director Roman Polanski skips bail & fled to France after pleading guilty to charges of engaging in sex with a 13-year-old girl
1979 - Ayatollah Ruhollah Khomeini returns to Iran after 15 years in exile

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