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 first 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 - establishes limits on the crown and rights of parliament
Astronomer & Physicist Galileo GalileiAstronomer & Physicist Galileo Galilei 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
1777 - Marquis 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 legislature
1809 - French take Saragossa, Spain after a long siege
Philosopher and Writer Marquis de SadePhilosopher and Writer Marquis de Sade 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 - First 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 - First military action to result in Congressional Medal of Honor, Arizona
1861 - Abraham Lincoln declared US president in Washington DC
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)
Outlaw Jesse JamesOutlaw Jesse James 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)
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
1915 - The French try to drive the Germans forces back into the Champagne region
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
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. He proclaimed his innocence to the end.
1937 - "Prince Valiant" comic strip appears; known for historical detail
Cricket Legend Donald BradmanCricket Legend Donald Bradman 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
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 - "The Duchess Misbehaves" opens at Adelphi Theater NYC for 5 performances
34th US President & WWII General Dwight D. Eisenhower34th US President & WWII General Dwight D. Eisenhower 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
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
Heavyweight Boxing Champion Rocky MarcianoHeavyweight Boxing Champion Rocky Marciano 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
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)
Singer/Actor Frank SinatraSinger/Actor Frank Sinatra 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
1974 - Aleksandr Solzhenitsyn, Russian novelist and historian, is deported from the Soviet Union to Frankfurt, West Germany and stripped of his Soviet citizenship
Writer and Nobel Laureate Aleksandr SolzhenitsynWriter and Nobel Laureate Aleksandr Solzhenitsyn 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
1979 - Formation of Guardian Angels crime fighters in New York City
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
NHL Center Bryan TrottierNHL Center Bryan Trottier 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.
Cartoonist Charles M. SchulzCartoonist Charles M. Schulz 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).
2009 - The Dutch Statistics agency confirms the Netherlands are in recession
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
2013 - Sir Mervyn King, Governor of the Bank of England, says he believes "a recovery is in sight" after fears raised about a triple dip recession

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