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Notable Historical Events on February 13th

1974James 'cool papa' Bell is named to baseball's Hall of Fame

1961Frank Sinatra launches Reprise label under Warner Bros Records

1952Rocky Marciano defeated Lee Savold for his 39th straight win

1982Islander's Bryan Trottier scores 5 goals against Flyers

1940Bradman scores 209* in 161 minutes for South Aust at the WACA

1937Bradman scores 123 SA v Queensland, 165 mins, 10-4s 1-6 in cricket

1633Italian astronomer Galileo Galilei arrived in Rome for trial before Inquisition for professing belief that earth revolves around the Sun

1866Jesse James holds up his 1st bank, Liberty, Missouri ($15,000)

1996Rapper Tupac Shakur releases his 4th studio album 'All Eyez on Me'

1990Larry Bird (Celtics) ends NBA free throw streak of 71 games

1942Hitler's Operation Sealion (invasion of England) cancelled

1974Aleksandr Solzhenitsyn, Russian novelist and historian, is deported from the Soviet Union to Frankfurt, West Germany and stripped of his Soviet citizenship

1858Sir Richard Burton & John Speake explore Lake Tanganyika, Africa

2000The last original "Peanuts" comic strip appears in newspapers one day after Charles M. Schulz dies.

1861Abraham Lincoln declared president in Washington DC

1578Tycho Brahe 1st sketches "Tychonic system" of solar system

February 13th Historical Events
Date Event
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 - establishes limits on the crown and rights of parliament 
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 
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 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) 
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 
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 
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 
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 
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 
1974
Aleksandr Solzhenitsyn, Russian novelist and historian, is deported from the Soviet Union to Frankfurt, West Germany and stripped of his Soviet citizenship 
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 
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 
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). 
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 
2016
Boko Haram attacks kill at least 30, locals say 
2017
Thousands in California Told to Evacuate Amid Fears of Flooding at Lake Oroville 
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