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    • February 13, 1130 "Pope Honorius II dies this day and Gregorio Papareschi is elected to succeed him as Innocent II, but Cardinal Pierleone is elected as an antipope, and Innocent flees to France
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    • February 13, 1258 "Baghdad falls to the Mongols, and the Abbasid Caliphate is destroyed."

    • February 13, 1503 Disfida di Barletta - Famous challenge between 13 Italian and 13 French knights near Barletta.

    • February 13, 1510 Charles of Gelre conquerors Oldenzaal

    • February 13, 1542 "Catherine Howard, the fifth wife of England's King Henry VIII, is beheaded for adultery."

    • February 13, 1545 Willem of Nassau becomes prince of Orange

    • February 13, 1566 St Augustine FL founded

    • February 13, 1575 Henry III of France is crowned at Rheims.

    • February 13, 1601 John Lancaster leads 1st East India Company voyage from London

    • February 13, 1633 Galileo Galilei arrives in Rome for his trial before the Inquisition.

    • February 13, 1633 Italian astronomer Galileo Galilei arrived in Rome for trial before Inquisition for professing belief that earth revolves around the Sun

    • February 13, 1635 America's first public school was established - the Boston Latin School

    • February 13, 1635 "Oldest US public institution, Boston Latin School founded"

    • February 13, 1635 "The first public school in America opens in Boston, Massachusetts."

    • February 13, 1641 The Iroquois Confederacy of the Long House formally declares war against New France; still resent Champlain's treaty with the Hurons and Algonquins

    • February 13, 1651 Flemish missionary Joris van Geel departs to Congo

    • February 13, 1668 Spain recognizes Portugal as an independent country.

    • February 13, 1668 Treaty of Lisbon Spain recognizes Portugal

    • February 13, 1678 "Tycho Brahe 1st sketches ""Tychonic system"" of solar system"

    • February 13, 1689 British Parliament adopts Bill of Rights

    • February 13, 1689 William and Mary are proclaimed co-rulers of England.

    • February 13, 1692 MacDonald clan murdered on orders of King William III

    • February 13, 1692 "Massacre of Glencoe : About 78 Macdonalds at Glen Coe, Scotland are killed early in the morning for not promptly pledging allegiance to the new king, William of Orange."

    • February 13, 1692 "Under orders from King William a Royalist force, under the command of Captain Robert Campbell of Glenlyon, carried out the Massacre of Glencoe which resulted in the death of 38 MacIan MacDonalds."

    • February 13, 1693 College of William & Mary opens

    • February 13, 1706 Battle at Fraustadt Swedish army beats Russia/Saksen

    • February 13, 1741 Andrew Bedford publishes 1st American magazine (The American Magazine)

    • February 13, 1755 Rebel leader Mangkubuni signs Treaty of Gianti Java

    • February 13, 1759 In Halifax Nova Scotia the first use of secret ballot in Canada in Nova Scotia Assembly; first legislature in British territory to permit secret voting

    • February 13, 1777 "Marquis de Sade arrested without charge, imprisoned in Vincennes fortress"

    • February 13, 1782 French fleet occupies St Christopher

    • February 13, 1786 Abraham Baldwin selected president of University of Georgia

    • February 13, 1795 "The first state university in US opens, University of North Carolina"

    • February 13, 1799 "The first US law regulating insurance passed, by Massachusetts"

    • February 13, 1809 "French take Saragossa, Spain after a long siege"

    • February 13, 1815 The Cambridge Union Society founded.

    • February 13, 1816 Teatro San Carlo in Naples destroyed by fire

    • February 13, 1826 "American Temperance Society, forms in Boston"

    • February 13, 1832 The first appearance of cholera at London

    • February 13, 1833 Hamilton Ontario is incorporated as a city; the oldest in Ontario.

    • February 13, 1837 Riot in New York over high price of flour

    • February 13, 1858 "Sir Richard Burton & John Speake explore Lake Tanganyika, Africa"

    • February 13, 1860 King Basse Kajuara departs Boni South-Celebes

    • February 13, 1861 Abraham Lincoln declared President

    • February 13, 1861 Colonel Bernard Irwin attacks & defeats hostile Chiricahua Indians

    • February 13, 1861 "The first military action to result in Congressional Medal of Honor, Arizona"

    • February 13, 1862 Siege of Ft Donelson TN

    • February 13, 1864 "Meridian Campaign fighting at Chunky Creek & Wyatt, Mississippi"

    • February 13, 1866 "Jesse James and his gang commit the first armed bank robbery in United States history during peacetime in Liberty, Missouri."

    • February 13, 1866 "Jesse James holds up his 1st bank, Liberty MO ($15,000)"

    • February 13, 1867 "Johann Strauss' ""Blue Danube"" waltz premieres in Vienna"

    • February 13, 1880 Thomas Edison observes the Edison effect.

    • February 13, 1881 The feminist newspaper La Citoyenne is first published in Paris by activist Hubertine Auclert.

    • February 13, 1886 Painter Thomas Eakins resigns from Philadelphia Academy of Art after controversy over use of male nudes in a coed art class

    • February 13, 1894 "Auguste and Louis Lumire patent the Cinematographe, a combination movie camera and projector."

    • February 13, 1895 Moving picture projector patented

    • February 13, 1899 "-16佝 (-27低), Minden LA (state record)"

    • February 13, 1899 -1佝 (-18低) New Orleans LA

    • February 13, 1899 -2佝 (-19低) Tallahassee FL (state record)

    • February 13, 1899 "Tallahassee, Florida records its all time coldest temperature of -2 degrees Fahrenheit."

    • February 13, 1905 -29佝 (-34低) Pond AR (state record)

    • February 13, 1905 -40佝 (-40低) Lebanon KS (state record)

    • February 13, 1905 -40佝 (-40低) Warsaw MO (state record)

    • February 13, 1907 English suffragettes storm British Parliament & 60 women are arrested

    • February 13, 1907 Portage la Prairie Manitoba is incorporated as a city

    • February 13, 1912 England regains cricket's Ashes

    • February 13, 1914 "American Society of Composers, Authors & Publishers-ASCAP forms in New York NY"

    • February 13, 1914 "ASCAP, the American Society of Composers, Authors and Publishers, is founded in New York City."

    • February 13, 1914 "Copyright: In New York City the ASCAP (for American Society of Composers, Authors and Publishers) is established to protect the copyrighted musical compositions of its members."

    • February 13, 1920 League of Nations recognizes perpetual neutrality of Switzerland

    • February 13, 1920 National Negro Baseball League organized

    • February 13, 1920 Switzerland rejoins League of Nations

    • February 13, 1920 Switzerland's perpetual neutrality is recognized by the League of Nations.

    • February 13, 1920 The Negro National League is formed.

    • February 13, 1923 "The first Black pro Basketball team, ""Renaissance,"" organizes"

    • February 13, 1924 King Tut's tomb opened

    • February 13, 1925 US Congress makes Surpreme Court appeal more difficult

    • February 13, 1927 Uprising against Portuguese regime of General Carmona defeated

    • February 13, 1929 Cruiser Act OKs construction of 19 new cruisers & an aircraft carrier

    • February 13, 1929 "Vladimir Mayakofsky's ""Klop,"" premieres in Moscow"

    • February 13, 1932 """Free Eats"" introduces George ""Spanky"" McFarland to ""Our Gang"""

    • February 13, 1934 Austrian Dollfuss government bans socialistic party

    • February 13, 1934 The Soviet steamship Cheliuskin sinks in the Arctic Ocean.

    • February 13, 1935 "A jury in Flemington, New Jersey finds Bruno Hauptmann guilty of the 1932 kidnapping and murder of the Lindbergh baby, the son of Charles Lindbergh."

    • February 13, 1935 Bruno Hauptmann found guilty of kidnap & murder of Lindbergh's infant

    • February 13, 1935 "The first US surgical operation for relief of angina pectoris, Cleveland OH"

    • February 13, 1937 """Prince Valiant"" comic strip appears; known for historical detail"

    • February 13, 1937 "Bradman scores 123 South Africa vs Queensland, 165 minutes, 10-4 1-6 in cricket"

    • February 13, 1937 "Halifax native Harold Foster 1892-1982 publishes his first Prince Valiant comic strip, calling his original creation 'an illustrated historical novel."

    • February 13, 1937 Maribel Vinson wins her 9th US figure skating championship

    • February 13, 1937 NFL Boston Redskins move to Washington DC

    • February 13, 1940 Bradman scores 209 in 161 minutes for South Australia at the WACA

    • February 13, 1941 Nazi leaders attack Dutch Jewish Council

    • February 13, 1942 Hitler's Operation Seelwe (invasion of England) cancelled

    • February 13, 1943 "German assault on Sidi Bou Zid Tunisia, General Eisenhower visits front"

    • February 13, 1943 Women's Marine Corps created

    • February 13, 1945 "Allied bombers began pounding Dresden, Germany, during WWII."

    • February 13, 1945 "Allied planes bomb Dresden Germany; 135,000 die"

    • February 13, 1945 Gerbrandy British government refuses Dutch Jewish right to buy

    • February 13, 1945 "Soviet forces capture Budapest, saving 120,000 Jews."

    • February 13, 1945 "USSR captures Budapest, after 49-day battle with Germany; 159,000 die"

    • February 13, 1945 "World War II: Red Army forces take Budapest, Hungary from Wehrmacht forces."

    • February 13, 1946 "Main Australian contingent of BCOF (British Commonwealth Occupation Force) sails for Japan During the six year occupation of Japan an estimated 40,000 Australians served with BCOF"

    • February 13, 1947 "Vern 'Dry Hole' Hunter strikes oil near Leduc, sparking a new Alberta oil boom"

    • February 13, 1948 Andy Ganteaume scores 112 for W Indies in only Test Cricket innings

    • February 13, 1948 "Wright Flyer, 1st plane to fly, returns to US from England"

    • February 13, 1952 Rocky Marciano defeated Lee Savold for his 39th straight win

    • February 13, 1954 "The Quebec North Shore and Labrador Railway is opened between Sept Isles, Que. and Schefferville, Labrador, construction having commenced in 1950."

    • February 13, 1955 Israel acquires 4 of 7 Dead Sea scrolls

    • February 13, 1955 Israel obtains 4 of the 7 Dead Sea scrolls.

    • February 13, 1957 Southern Christian Leadership Conference organizes in New Orleans

    • February 13, 1959 Barbie doll goes on sale

    • February 13, 1959 "Miro Cardon, premier of Cuba, resigns"

    • February 13, 1960 France enters the nuclear era when it explodes its first atomic bomb.

    • February 13, 1960 France performs 1st nuclear test at Reggane Proving Grounds Algeria

    • February 13, 1960 Nuclear testing: France tests its first atomic bomb.

    • February 13, 1961 Frank Sinatra launches Reprise label under Warner Brothers Records

    • February 13, 1961 Soviet Union fires a rocket from Sputnik V to Venus

    • February 13, 1965 Quebec Liquor Board Employees end 70-day strike. How dry they were in the province!!

    • February 13, 1968 "US sends 10,500 additional soldiers to Vietnam"

    • February 13, 1969 Mary Hopkin's Postcard album on Apple is released

    • February 13, 1969 Suriname government of Pengel resigns

    • February 13, 1970 "Man-eating tiger is reported to have killed 48, 80 km from New Delhi"

    • February 13, 1971 "12,000 South Vietnamese troops cross into Laos"

    • February 13, 1971 "Golfing Vice President Spiro Agnew hits 2 tee shots into the crowd, injuring 2"

    • February 13, 1971 "Vietnam War: Backed by American air and artillery support, South Vietnamese troops invade Laos."

    • February 13, 1972 """Grease"" opens on Broadway"

    • February 13, 1973 US dollar devalues 10%

    • February 13, 1974 Dissident Nobel writer Alexander Solzhenitsyn expelled from USSR

    • February 13, 1975 "A fire erupts in the World Trade Center in New York City, New York."

    • February 13, 1975 Cyprus premier Denktash proclaims Turkish-Cypriot Federation

    • February 13, 1976 "Dorothy Hamill wins Olympics figure-skating gold, Innsbruck, Austria"

    • February 13, 1976 Peter Casserly of New Zealand hand-sheers record 353 lambs in 9 holes

    • February 13, 1977 Eric Heiden is 1st American to win world speed skating championship

    • February 13, 1977 Pam Higgins wins LPGA American Cancer Society Golf Classic

    • February 13, 1978 "Hilton bombing: a bomb explodes in a refuse truck outside the Hilton Hotel in Sydney, Australia, killing two refuse collectors and a policeman."

    • February 13, 1979 2nd Emmy Sports Award presentation

    • February 13, 1979 "The intense February 13, 1979 Windstorm strikes western Washington and sinks a 1/2-mile-long section of the Hood Canal Bridge."

    • February 13, 1979 Washington State's Hood Canal Bridge breaks up in windstorm

    • February 13, 1980 Apollo Computer Inc incorporated

    • February 13, 1980 New Zealand beats West Indies by one wicket in cricket at Dunedin

    • February 13, 1980 "Opening ceremonies for the 13th Winter Olympics begin in Lake Placid, New York."

    • February 13, 1981 Longest sentence published by New York Times-1286 words

    • February 13, 1982 Number one hit on UK music charts - Jam - Town Called Malice / Precious

    • February 13, 1982 "Pink Floyd's ""Dark Side of the Moon"" is on the charts for 402nd week"

    • February 13, 1983 Australia beats New Zealand 2-0 to win World Series Cup

    • February 13, 1983 World Boxing Council becomes 1st to cut boxing from 15 to 12 rounds

    • February 13, 1984 6 year old Texan Stormie Jones gets 1st heart & liver transplant

    • February 13, 1984 "Konstantin Chernenko is selected as general secretary of the Soviet Communist Party Central Committee, after the death of Yuri Andropov."

    • February 13, 1984 Konstantin Chernenko succeeds the late Yuri Andropov as general secretary of the Communist Party of the Soviet Union.

    • February 13, 1985 Dow Jones closes at 1297.92 (record high) after topping 1300 earlier

    • February 13, 1985 Polish police arrests 7 Solidarity leaders

    • February 13, 1988 "15th Winter Olympics games open at Calgary, Canada"

    • February 13, 1988 "European Community plans removal of inner boundaries on Jan 1, 1992"

    • February 13, 1988 "The 15th Winter Olympics opens in Calgary, Alberta, Canada."

    • February 13, 1989 Kidnapped Belgian Premier Vanden Boeynants freed

    • February 13, 1989 Oklahoma football player Charles Thompson is charged with selling cocaine; he is later sentenced to 2 years in prison

    • February 13, 1989 "Salvadoran army attacks Encuentros hospital, rapes, kills patients"

    • February 13, 1990 "50 killed at Inkatha-UDF battle in Natal, South Africa"

    • February 13, 1990 German reunification: An agreement is reached for a two-stage plan to reunite Germany.

    • February 13, 1990 "Health Minister Perrin Beatty announces $75-100,000 in compensation for each victim of the drug thalidomide born between 1959 and 1961"

    • February 13, 1991 "Gulf War: Two laser-guided ""smart bombs"" destroy a bunker in Baghdad. The bunker was being used as a military communications outpost and unknown to allied forces, as a shelter for Iraqi civilians."

    • February 13, 1991 Syria tells Germany they are ready to recognize Israel

    • February 13, 1991 "US bombs Iraqi air raid shelter, killing 334"

    • February 13, 1992 Jose Canseco repeatedly rams his Porsche into wife Esther's BMW

    • February 13, 1992 West beats East 14 to 9 in Major Soccer League all star game

    • February 13, 1994 "Ship disaster near Ranong Thailand, kills 200"

    • February 13, 1995 A Netherlands tribunal indicts 21 Serbs for atrocities committed at a Bosnian prison camp.

    • February 13, 1995 "Richard Weber of Chelsea, Quebec and Russian MD Mikhail Mlakhov start 1500 km ski trek from Canada's northernmost point of land to the North Pole"

    • February 13, 1995 "West Indies beat New Zealand by innings & 332, Courtney Walsh 13-55"

    • February 13, 1996 "Howard Stern announces he will be making the film ""Private Parts"""

    • February 13, 1996 "Rock musical ""Rent,"" by Jonathan Larson, opens off-Broadway"

    • February 13, 1997 Discovery captures Hubble Space Telescope

    • February 13, 1998 "In Victoria, BC three girls of ages 14, 15, and 16 found guilty of the murder of 14 year old schoolmate Reena Virk; three others plead guilty to assault charges"

    • February 13, 2000 "The last original ""Peanuts"" comic strip appears in newspapers one day after Charles M. Schulz dies."

    • February 13, 2004 "The Harvard-Smithsonian Center for Astrophysics discovers the universe's largest known diamond, white dwarf star BPM 37093."

    • February 13, 2007 Taiwan opposition leader Ma Ying-jeou resigned 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 announced his candidacy for the 2008 presidential election.







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