History's February 13
    2013 16 Muslim insurgents are killed in an attack on a Narathiwat military base, Thailand
    2011 53rd Grammy Awards: Need You Now, Esperanza Spalding wins
    2011 64th British Film and Television Awards (BAFTAS): "The King's Speech" Best Film, David Fincher Best Director
    2010 A bombing at the German Bakery in Pune, India, kills 10 and injures 60 more.
    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
    2008 Australian Prime Minister Kevin Rudd makes an historic apology to the Indigenous Australians and the Stolen Generations.
    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.
    2005 47th Grammy Awards: Here We Go Again, Maroon 5 wins
    2005 NFL Pro Bowl: AFC beats NFC 38-27
    2004 The Harvard-Smithsonian Center for Astrophysics discovers the universe's largest known diamond, white dwarf star BPM 37093.
    2001 An earthquake measuring 6.6 on the Richter Scale hits El Salvador, killing at least 400.
    2000 49th NBA All-Star Game: West beats East 137-127 at Oakland
    2000 The last original "Peanuts" comic strip appears in newspapers one day after Charles M. Schulz dies.
    1997 "Three Sisters" opens at Criterion Theater NYC
    1997 Discovery captures Hubble Space Telescope
    1997 47th Berlin International Film Festival: "The People vs. Larry Flynt" wins the Golden Bear
    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'
    1995 Howard Stern radio show premieres in San Diego CA on XTRA-FM
    1995 West Indies beat NZ by innings & 332, Courtney Walsh 13-55
    1995 3rd ESPY Awards: Steve Young, Bonnie Blair win
    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
    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)
    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
    1992 42nd Berlin International Film Festival: "Grand Canyon" wins the Golden Bear
    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
    1990 50 killed at Inkatha-UDF battle in Natal, South Africa
    1990 US, Britain & France give Germany OK to reunify
    1990 Larry Bird (Celtics) ends NBA free throw streak of 71 games
    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
    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)
    1987 Tigers' Jack Morris awarded $1.85 million salary by arbitrator
    1985 Dow Jones closes at 1297.92 (record high) after topping 1300 earlier
    1985 Polish police arrests 7 Solidarity leaders
    1984 6 year old Texan Stormie Jones gets 1st heart & liver transplant
    1984 Konstantin Chernenko succeeds Yuri Andropov as USSR leader
    1983 "Merlin" opens at Mark Hellinger Theater NYC for 199 performances
    1983 Australia beats NZ 2-0 to win cricket's 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
    1983 33rd NBA All-Star Game: East beats West 132-123 at Inglewood, California
    1982 Dark Side of the Moon is in charts for 402nd week
    1982 Islander's Bryan Trottier scores 5 goals against Flyers
    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.
    1981 31st Berlin International Film Festival: "Hurry, Hurry!" wins the Golden Bear
    1980 Apollo Computer Inc incorporated
    1980 NZ beats West Indies by one wicket in cricket at Dunedin
    1979 Washington State's Hood Canal Bridge breaks up in windstorm
    1979 Formation of Guardian Angels crime fighters in New York City
    1978 US performs nuclear test at Nevada Test Site
    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 performances
    1977 Eric Heiden is 1st American to win world speed skating championship
    1977 Pam Higgins wins LPGA American Cancer Society Golf Classic
    1977 27th NBA All-Star Game: West beats East 125-124 at Milwaukee
    1976 American Dorothy Hamill wins Olympic figure-skating gold in Innsbruck, Austria
    1976 Peter Casserly of NZ hand-sheers record 353 lambs in 9 hours
    1975 Turkish Cypriot leader Rauf Denktash procliams Turkish-Cypriot Federation
    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
    1973 Musical "El Grande de Coca-Cola" premieres in NYC
    1973 US dollar devalues 10%
    1972 "1776" closes at 46th St Theater NYC after 1,217 performances
    1972 The Musical "Grease" 1st opens on Broadway
    1972 11th Winter Olympic games close at Sapporo, Japan
    1971 12,000 South Vietnamese troops cross into Laos
    1971 Golfing VP Spiro Agnew hits 2 tee shots into crowd, injuring 2
    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)
    1970 16th National Film Awards (India): "Goopy Gyne Bagha Byne" wins the Golden Lotus
    1969 Mary Hopkin's Postcard album on Apple is released
    1969 Suriname government of Pengel resigns
    1968 US sends 10,500 additional soldiers to Vietnam
    1966 USSR performs nuclear test at Eastern Kazakh/Semipalitinsk USSR
    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
    1961 Soviet Union fires a rocket from Sputnik V to Venus
    1961 Frank Sinatra launches Reprise label under Warner Bros Records
    1960 "Beg, Borrow or Steal" opens at Martin Beck Theater NYC for 5 performances
    1960 "Saratoga" closes at Winter Garden Theater NYC after 80 performances
    1960 France performs 1st nuclear test at Reggane Proving Grounds Algeria
    1959 Barbie doll goes on sale
    1959 Miro Cardon, premier of Cuba, resigns
    1957 Southern Christian Leadership Conference organizes in New Orleans
    1956 KYW-AM in Philadelphia Penn gives calls to WTAM (now WWWE) Cleveland
    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
    1954 Frank Selvey scores 100 points for Furman beating Newberry 149-95
    1953 A's change name of Shibe Park to Connie Mack Stadium
    1952 Rocky Marciano defeated Lee Savold for his 39th straight win
    1948 West Indian batsman Andy Ganteaume scores 112 for W Indies in his 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
    1946 "The Duchess Misbehaves" opens at Adelphi Theater NYC for 5 performances
    1945 Allied planes begin bombing Dresden, Germany; a firestorm results and over 22,000 die
    1945 Gerbrandy Dutch government refuses Dutch Jewish right to buy
    1945 USSR captures Budapest, after a 49-day battle with Germany; 159,000 die
    1943 Women's Marine Corps created
    1943 German assault on Sidi Bou Zid Tunisia, Gen Eisenhower visits front
    1942 Hitler's Operation Sealion (invasion of England) cancelled
    1941 Nazi leaders attack Dutch Jewish Council
    1940 Bradman scores 209* in 161 minutes for South Aust at the WACA
    1937 "Prince Valiant" comic strip appears; known for historical detail
    1937 Maribel Vinson wins her 9th US figure skating championship
    1937 NFL Boston Redskins move to Wash DC
    1937 US male Figure Skating championship won by Robin Lee
    1937 Bradman scores 123 SA v Queensland, 165 mins, 10-4s 1-6 in cricket
    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.
    1934 Austrian Dollfuss government bans socialist party
    1934 The Soviet steamship Cheliuskin sinks in the Arctic Ocean.
    1932 "Free Eats" introduces George "Spanky" McFarland to "Our Gang"
    1932 25th Women's Australian Championships: Coral McInnes Buttsworth beats Kathrine Le Mesurier (9-7, 6-4)
    1932 25th Men's Australian Championships: Jack Crawford beats Harry Hopman (4-6, 6-3, 3-6, 6-3, 6-1)
    1929 Cruiser Act, USA, approves the construction of 19 new cruisers & an aircraft carrier
    1929 Vladimir Mayakofsky's "Klop" premieres in Moscow
    1927 Uprising against Portuguese regime of Gen Carmona defeated
    1925 US Congress makes Surpreme Court appeal more difficult
    1923 1st Black pro Basketball team, "Renaissance", organizes
    1920 National Negro Baseball League organizes
    1920 League of Nations recognizes perpetual neutrality of Switzerland
    1920 Switzerland rejoins the League of Nations
    1915 The French try to drive the Germans forces back into the Champagne region
    1914 American Society of Composers, Authors & Publishers-ASCAP forms in NYC
    1912 England regains the Ashes
    1907 English suffragettes storm British Parliament & 60 women are arrested
    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)
    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)
    1895 Moving picture projector patented
    1886 Painter Thomas Eakins resigns from Philadelphia Academy of Art after controversial over use of male nudes in a coed art class
    1881 The feminist newspaper La Citoyenne is first published in Paris by the activist Hubertine Auclert.
    1880 Work begins on the covering of the Senne, burying Brussels's primary river and creating the modern central boulevards.
    1867 Johann Strauss' "Blue Danube" waltz premieres in Vienna
    1866 Jesse James holds up his first bank, stealing $15,000 from the Clay County Savings Association in Liberty, Missouri
    1864 Miridian Campaign fighting at Chunky Creek & Wyatt, Mississippi
    1862 -Feb 16th) Siege of Ft Donelson TN
    1861 First military action to result in Congressional Medal of Honor, Arizona
    1861 Col Bernard Irwin attacks & defeats hostile Chiricahua Indians
    1861 Abraham Lincoln declared US president in Washington, D.C.
    1860 King Basse Kajuara departs Boni South-Celebes
    1858 Sir Richard Burton & John Speake explore Lake Tanganyika, Africa
    1837 Riot in New York due to a combination of poverty and increase in the cost of flour
    1832 First appearance of cholera in London
    1826 American Temperance Society forms in Boston
    1816 -14] Teatro San Carlo in Naples destroyed by fire
    1815 The Cambridge Union Society is founded.
    1809 French take Saragossa, Spain after a long siege
    1799 1st US law regulating insurance passed by Massachusetts legislature
    1795 1st state university in US opens, University of North Carolina
    1786 Abraham Baldwin selected president of University of Georgia
    1782 French fleet occupies St Christopher
    1777 Marquis de Sade arrested without charge, imprisoned in Vincennes fortress
    1755 Rebel leader Mangkubuni signs Treaty of Gianti Java
    1741 Andrew Bedford publishes 1st American magazine (American Magazine)
    1706 Battle at Fraustadt: Swedish army beats Russia/Saksen
    1693 College of William & Mary opens in Virginia
    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.
    1689 British Parliament adopts the Bill of Rights which establishes the rights of parliament and places limits on the crown
    1668 Treaty of Lisbon: Spain recognizes Portugal
    1651 Flemish missionary Joris van Geel departs to Congo
    1633 Italian astronomer Galileo Galilei arrived in Rome for trial before Inquisition for professing belief that earth revolves around the Sun
    1601 First East India Company voyage departs from London, lead by John Lancaster
    1578 Tycho Brahe first sketches "Tychonic system" of solar system
    1575 Henry III of France is crowned at Rheims.
    1566 St Augustine, Florida, founded
    1545 Willem of Nassau becomes prince of Orange
    1510 Charles of Gelre conquerors Oldenzaal
    1503 Disfida di Barletta - Famous challenge between 13 Italian and 13 French knights near Barletta.
    1349 Jews are expelled from Burgsordf, Switzerland
    1258 Baghdad falls to the Mongols as the Abbasid Caliphate is destroyed
    1130 Gregorio de' Papareschi elected as Pope Innocent II
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