Historical Events on 13th February

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1130 - Gregorio de' Papareschi elected as Pope Innocent II
1258 - Baghdad falls to the Mongols, and the Abbasid Caliphate is destroyed.
1349 - Jews are expelled from Burgsordf, Switzerland
1503 - Disfida di Barletta - Famous challenge between 13 Italian and 13 French knights near Barletta.
1510 - Charles of Gelre conquerors Oldenzaal
1545 - Willem of Nassau becomes prince of Orange
1566 - St Augustine, Florida founded
1575 - Henry III of France is crowned at Rheims.
1578 - Tycho Brahe 1st sketches "Tychonic system" of solar system
1601 - John Lancaster leads first East India Company voyage from London
1633 - Italian astronomer Galileo Galilei arrived in Rome for trial before Inquisition for professing belief that earth revolves around the Sun
1651 - Flemish missionary Joris van Geel departs to Congo
1668 - Treaty of Lisbon: Spain recognizes Portugal
1689 - British Parliament adopts Bill of Rights
1692 - Glencoe Massacre : about 78 MacDonalds are killed early in the morning by rival Campbell clan members, allegedly for not promptly pledging allegiance to the new king, William of Orange.
1693 - College of William & Mary opens in Virginia
1706 - Battle at Fraustadt: Swedish army beats Russia/Saksen
1741 - Andrew Bedford publishes 1st American magazine (American Magazine)
1755 - Rebel leader Mangkubuni signs Treaty of Gianti Java
Astronomer & Physicist Galileo GalileiAstronomer & Physicist Galileo Galilei 1777 - de Sade arrested without charge, imprisoned in Vincennes fortress
1782 - French fleet occupies St Christopher
1786 - Abraham Baldwin selected president of University of Georgia
1795 - 1st state university in US opens, University of North Carolina
1799 - 1st US law regulating insurance passed, by Massachusetts
1809 - French take Saragossa, Spain after a long siege
1815 - The Cambridge Union Society is founded.
1816 - -14] Teatro San Carlo in Naples destroyed by fire
1826 - American Temperance Society, forms in Boston
1832 - 1st appearance of cholera in London
1837 - Riot in New York due to a combination of poverty and increase in the cost of flour
1858 - Sir Richard Burton & John Speake explore Lake Tanganyika, Africa
1860 - King Basse Kajuara departs Boni South-Celebes
1861 - 1st military action to result in Congressional Medal of Honor, AZ
1861 - Abraham Lincoln declared president
US President Abraham LincolnUS President Abraham Lincoln 1861 - Col Bernard Irwin attacks & defeats hostile Chiricahua Indians
1862 - -Feb 16th) Siege of Ft Donelson TN
1864 - Miridian Campaign fighting at Chunky Creek & Wyatt, Mississippi
1866 - Jesse James holds up his 1st bank, Liberty, Missouri ($15,000)
1867 - Johann Strauss' "Blue Danube" waltz premieres in Vienna
1880 - Work begins on the covering of the Senne, burying Brussels's primary river and creating the modern central boulevards.
1881 - The feminist newspaper La Citoyenne is first published in Paris by the activist Hubertine Auclert.
1886 - Painter Thomas Eakins resigns from Philadelphia Academy of Art after controversial over use of male nudes in a coed art class
1895 - Moving picture projector patented
1899 - -16°F (-27°C), Minden Louisiana (state record)
1899 - -1°F (-18°C) New Orleans, La
1899 - -2°F (-19°C) Tallahassee, Florida (state record)
1905 - -29°F (-34°C) Pond, Arkansas (state record)
1905 - -40°F (-40°C) Lebanon, Kansas (state record)
1905 - -40°F (-40°C) Warsaw, Missouri (state record)
Outlaw Jesse JamesOutlaw Jesse James 1907 - English suffragettes storm British Parliament & 60 women are arrested
1912 - England regains the Ashes
1914 - American Society of Composers, Authors & Publishers-ASCAP forms in NYC
1920 - National Negro Baseball League organizes
1920 - League of Nations recognizes perpetual neutrality of Switzerland
1920 - Switzerland rejoins the League of Nations
1923 - 1st Black pro Basketball team, "Renaissance," organizes
1924 - The tomb of King Tutankhamun tomb opened
1925 - US Congress makes Surpreme Court appeal more difficult
1927 - Uprising against Portuguese regime of Gen Carmona defeated
1929 - Cruiser Act, USA, approves the construction of 19 new cruisers & an aircraft carrier
1929 - Vladimir Mayakofsky's "Klop," premieres in Moscow
1932 - "Free Eats" introduces George "Spanky" McFarland to "Our Gang"
1934 - Austrian Dollfuss government bans socialist party
1934 - The Soviet steamship Cheliuskin sinks in the Arctic Ocean.
1935 - 1st US surgical operation for relief of angina pectoris, Cleveland
1935 - Bruno Hauptmann found guilty of kidnap & murder of Lindbergh infant
1937 - "Prince Valiant" comic strip appears; known for historical detail
1937 - Bradman scores 123 SA v Queensland, 165 mins, 10-4s 1-6 in cricket
1937 - Maribel Vinson wins her 9th US figure skating championship
1937 - NFL Boston Redskins move to Wash DC
1937 - US female Figure Skating championship won by Maribel Vinson
1937 - US male Figure Skating championship won by Robin Lee
1940 - Bradman scores 209* in 161 minutes for South Aust at the WACA
1941 - Nazi leaders attack Dutch Jewish Council
Dictator of Nazi Germany Adolf HitlerDictator of Nazi Germany Adolf Hitler 1942 - Hitler's Operation Sealion (invasion of England) cancelled
1943 - German assault on Sidi Bou Zid Tunisia, Gen Eisenhower visits front
1943 - Women's Marine Corps created
1945 - Allied planes bomb Dresden Germany; 135,000 die
1945 - Gerbrandy Dutch government refuses Dutch Jewish right to buy
1945 - USSR captures Budapest, after 49-day battle with Germany; 159,000 die
1946 - "Duchess Misbehaves" opens at Adelphi Theater NYC for 5 performances
1948 - Andy Ganteaume scores 112 for W Indies in only Test Cricket innings
1948 - Ice Pairs Championship at Davos won by Lannoy & Baugniet of BEL
1948 - Men's Figure Skating Championship in Davos won by Richard Button USA
1948 - Wright Flyer, 1st plane to fly, returns to US from England
1952 - Rocky Marciano defeated Lee Savold for his 39th straight win
1953 - A's change name of Shibe Park to Connie Mack Stadium
1954 - Frank Selvey scores 100 points for Furman beating Newberry 149-95
1955 - Israel acquires 4 of 7 Dead Sea scrolls
Heavyweight Boxing Champion Rocky MarcianoHeavyweight Boxing Champion Rocky Marciano 1955 - KRCG TV channel 13 in Jefferson City, MO (CBS) begins broadcasting
1955 - Patty Berg wins LPGA St Petersburg Golf Open
1956 - KYW-AM in Philadelphia Penn gives calls to WTAM (now WWWE) Cleveland
1957 - Southern Christian Leadership Conference organizes in New Orleans
1959 - Barbie doll goes on sale
1959 - Miro Cardon, premier of Cuba, resigns
1960 - "Beg, Borrow or Steal" opens at Martin Beck Theater NYC for 5 perfs
1960 - "Saratoga" closes at Winter Garden Theater NYC after 80 performances
1960 - France performs 1st nuclear test at Reggane Proving Grounds Algeria
1961 - Frank Sinatra launches Reprise label under Warner Bros Records
1961 - Soviet Union fires a rocket from Sputnik V to Venus
1965 - Peggy Fleming, 16, wins ladies senior figure skating title
1965 - US female Figure Skating championship won by Peggy Fleming
1965 - US male Figure Skating championship won by Gary Visconti
1966 - USSR performs nuclear test at Eastern Kazakh/Semipalitinsk USSR
Singer/Actor Frank SinatraSinger/Actor Frank Sinatra 1968 - US sends 10,500 additional soldiers to Vietnam
1969 - Mary Hopkin's Postcard album on Apple is released
1969 - Suriname government of Pengel resigns
1970 - Man-eating tiger is reported to have killed 48, 80 km from New Delhi
1970 - NL offices begins move from Cin to SF (completed Feb 23)
1971 - 12,000 South Vietnamese troops cross into Laos
1971 - Golfing VP Spiro Agnew hits 2 tee shots into crowd, injuring 2
1972 - "1776" closes at 46th St Theater NYC after 1,217 performances
1972 - "Grease" opens on Broadway
1972 - 11th Winter Olympic games close at Sapporo, Japan
1973 - Musical "El Grande de Coca-Cola," premieres in NYC
1973 - US dollar devalues 10%
1974 - "Rainbow Jones" opens & closes at Music Box Theater NYC
1974 - Dissident Nobel writer Alexander Solzhenitsyn expelled from USSR
1974 - James 'Cool Papa' Bell is named to baseball's Hall of Fame
Baseball player Cool Papa BellBaseball player Cool Papa Bell 1975 - Turkish Cypriot leader Rauf Denktash procliams Turkish-Cypriot Federation
1976 - Dorothy Hamill wins Olympic figure-skating gold, Innsbruck, Austria
1976 - Peter Casserly of NZ hand-sheers record 353 lambs in 9 hours
1977 - "Guys & Dolls" closes at Broadway Theater NYC after 239 performances
1977 - "Ipi Tombi" closes at Harkness Theater NYC after 39 performances
1977 - "Robber Bridegroom" closes at Biltmore Theater NYC after 145 perfs
1977 - Eric Heiden is 1st American to win world speed skating championship
1977 - Pam Higgins wins LPGA American Cancer Society Golf Classic
1978 - US performs nuclear test at Nevada Test Site
1979 - 2nd Emmy Sports Award presentation
1979 - Washington State's Hood Canal Bridge breaks up in windstorm
1980 - Apollo Computer Inc incorporated
1980 - NZ beats West Indies by one wicket in cricket at Dunedin
1981 - Longest sentence published by NY Times-1286 words
1981 - A series of sewer explosions destroys more than two miles of streets in Louisville, Kentucky.
1982 - Dark Side of the Moon is in charts for 402nd week
1982 - Islander's Bryan Trottier scores 5 goals against Flyers
1983 - "Merlin" opens at Mark Hellinger Theater NYC for 199 performances
1983 - 33rd NBA All-Star Game: East beats West 132-123 at LA
1983 - Australia beats NZ 2-0 to win World Series Cup
1983 - Donna White wins LPGA Sarasota Golf Classic
1983 - E Bernstein, Levinson & Link's musical "Merlin" premieres in NYC
1983 - World Boxing Council becomes 1st to cut boxing from 15 to 12 rounds
1984 - 6 year old Texan Stormie Jones gets 1st heart & liver transplant
1984 - Konstantin Chernenko succeeds Yuri Andropov as USSR leader
1985 - Dow Jones closes at 1297.92 (record high) after topping 1300 earlier
1985 - Polish police arrests 7 Solidarity leaders
1987 - Tigers' Jack Morris awarded $1.85 million salary by arbitrator
1988 - 15th Winter Olympic games opens at Calgary, Canada
1988 - Christine Wachtel runs world record 800m indoor (1:56:40)
1988 - European Community plans removal of internal boundaries on Jan 1, 1992
1988 - Heike Dreschler long jumps world record indoor (7.37m)
1988 - Ronald Weigel runs unofficial world record speed walking (18:11.41)
1989 - Kidnapped Belgian Premier Vanden Boeynants freed
1989 - Salvadoran army attacks Encuentros hospital, rapes, kills patients
1989 - Oklahoma football player Charles Thompson is charged with selling cocaine; he is later sentenced to 2 years in prison
1990 - 50 killed at Inkatha-UDF battle in Natal, South Africa
NBA Legend Larry BirdNBA Legend Larry Bird 1990 - Larry Bird (Celtics) ends NBA free throw streak of 71 games
1990 - US, Britain & France give Germany OK to reunify
1991 - Syria tells Germany they are ready to recognize Israel
1991 - US bombs Iraqi air raid shelter, killing 334
1991 - US air raid on the Amiriyah shelter in Baghdad kills more than 408 civilians
1992 - "Most Happy Fella" opens at Booth Theater NYC for 229 performances
1992 - Jose Canseco repeatedly rams his Porsche into wife Esther's BMW
1992 - West beats East 14 to 9 in Major Soccer League all star game
1993 - Ljubow Kremljowa runs world record 1000m indoor (2:34:84)
1993 - Merlene Ottey runs world record 200m indoor (21.87 sec)
1993 - Sergei Bubka pole vaults indoor record (6.14 m)
1994 - 44th NBA All-Star Game: East beats West 127-118 at Minneapolis
1994 - Inna Lassovskaya jumps world record 14.9m
1994 - Johann Olav Koss skates world record 5000m 6:34,96
1994 - Ship disaster near Ranong Thailand, kills 200
1995 - Howard Stern radio show premieres in San Diego CA on KIOZ 105.3 FM
1995 - West Indies beat NZ by innings & 332, Courtney Walsh 13-55
1995 - 3rd ESPY Awards: Steve Young, Bonnie Blair win
1996 - Howard Stern announces he will be making the film "Private Parts"
1996 - Rock musical "Rent," by Jonathan Larson, opens off-Broadway
Rap Musician and Actor Tupac ShakurRap Musician and Actor Tupac Shakur 1996 - Rapper Tupac Shakur releases his 4th studio album 'All Eyez on Me'
1997 - "Three Sisters," opens at Criterion Theater NYC
1997 - Discovery captures Hubble Space Telescope
2000 - The last original "Peanuts" comic strip appears in newspapers one day after Charles M. Schulz dies.
2001 - An earthquake measuring 6.6 on the Richter Scale hits El Salvador, killing at least 400.
2004 - The Harvard-Smithsonian Center for Astrophysics discovers the universe's largest known diamond, white dwarf star BPM 37093.
2005 - 47th Grammy Awards: Here We Go Again, Maroon 5 wins
2005 - NFL Pro Bowl: AFC beats NFC 38-27
2007 - Taiwan opposition leader Ma Ying-jeou resigns as the chairman of the Kuomintang party after being indicted by the Taiwan High Prosecutors Office on charges of embezzlement during his tenure as the mayor of Taipei; Ma also announces his candidacy for the 2008 presidential election.
2008 - Australian Prime Minister Kevin Rudd makes an historic apology to the Indigenous Australians and the Stolen Generations.
2009 - Unix time passed 1,234,567,890 seconds February 13, 2009 at exactly 23:31:30 (UTC).
2010 - A bombing at the German Bakery in Pune, India, kills 10 and injures 60 more.
2011 - 53rd Grammy Awards: Need You Now, Esperanza Spalding wins
2013 - 16 Muslim insurgents are killed in an attack on a Narathiwat military base, Thailand
2013 - 10 civilians, including 3 children, are killed by a NATO airstrike in the Kunar Province, Afghanistan

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