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February 14 - Deaths

Calendar Date February 14th:
February 14th - Deaths:
270 – St. Valentine marking Valentines Day
869 – Saint Cyril - Greek monk, scholar, theologian & linguist (b. 827)
1317 – Marguerite of France - queen of Edward I of England (b. 1282)
1400 – King Richard II of England (murdered) (b. 1367)
1405 – Timur - Mongol conqueror (b. 1336)
1571 – Odet de Coligny - French cardinal & Protestant (b. 1517)
1676 – Abraham Bosse - French engraver & artist
1714 – Maria Luisa of Savoy - Queen Consort of Spain (b. 1688)
1737 – Charles Talbot - 1st Baron Talbot of Hensol, Lord Chancellor of Great Britain (b. 1685)
1744 – John Hadley - inventor (b. 1682)
1779 – James Cook - British naval captain & explorer (b. 1728)
1780 – William Blackstone - English jurist (b. 1723)
1808 – John Dickinson - American lawyer & Governor of Delaware & Pennsylvania (b. 1732)
1831 – Vicente Guerrero - Mexican revolutionary hero (b. 1782)
1831 – Henry Maudslay - English inventor (b. 1771)
1870 – St. John Richardson Liddell - American Civil War Confederate General (b. 1815)
1881 – Fernando Wood - New York City mayor (b. 1812)
1885 – Jules Vallès - French writer (b. 1832)
1891 – William Tecumseh Sherman - Civil War General (b. 1820)
1894 – Eugène Charles Catalan - Belgian mathematician (b. 1814)
1922 – Heikki Ritavuori - Finnish politician (assassinated) (b. 1880)
1929 – Tom Burke - American runner (b. 1875)
1942 – Adnan Bin Saidi - Officer of the Malay Regiment killed in the defense of Singapore (b. 1915)
1943 – Dora Gerson - German actress, cabaret singer, & Holocaust victim (b. 1899)
1943 – David Hilbert - German mathematician (b. 1862)
1948 – Mordecai Brown - American baseball player (b. 1876)
1949 – Yusuf Salman Yusuf - Iraqi-Assyrian communist leader (b. 1901)
1950 – Karl Guthe Jansky - American Discoverer of cosmic radio waves (b. 1905)
1952 – Maurice De Waele - Belgian cyclist (b. 1896)
1958 – Abdul Rab Nishtar - veteran leader of Pakistan Movement, (b. 1899)
1959 – Baby Dodds - American jazz drummer (b. 1898)
1967 – Sig Ruman - German-American actor (b. 1884)
1969 – Vito Genovese - American gangster (b. 1897)
1970 – Herbert Strudwick - English cricketer (b. 1880).
1974 – Stewie Dempster - New Zealand cricketer (b. 1903)
1975 – Julian Huxley - British biologist (b. 1887)
1975 – P. G. Wodehouse - English writer (b. 1881)
1978 – Paul Governali - American football player (b. 1921)
1979 – Adolph Dubs - American diplomat (b. 1920)
1980 – Luitkonwar Rudra Baruah - Assamese composer & actor (b. 1926)
1983 – Lina Radke - German athlete (b. 1903)
1986 – Edmund Rubbra - English Composer (b. 1901)
1987 – Dmitri Borisovich Kabalevsky - Russian composer (b. 1904)
1987 – Karolos Koun - Greek theater director (b. 1908)
1988 – Frederick Loewe - Austrian-American composer (b. 1901)
1989 – James Bond - American ornithologist (b. 1900)
1990 – Tony Holiday - German singer (b. 1951)
1994 – Andrei Chikatilo - Russian serial killer (executed) (b. 1936)
1994 – Christopher Lasch - American historian & social critic (b. 1932)
1994 – Rodney Orr American racing driver (b. 1962)
1995 – U Nu - Burmese politician (b. 1907)
1995 – Michael V. Gazzo - American actor (b. 1923)
1996 – Bob Paisley - English football manager (b. 1919)
1999 – John Ehrlichman - American presidential advisor (b. 1925)
1999 – Buddy Knox - American singer & songwriter (b. 1933)
2002 – Nándor Hidegkuti - Hungarian footballer (b. 1922)
2003 – Dolly - first cloned mammal (b. 1996)
2003 – Johnny Longden - English jockey (b. 1907)
2004 – Marco Pantani - Italian cyclist (b. 1970)
2005 – Tatiana Gritsi-Milliex - Greek novelist & journalist (b. 1920)
2005 – Najai Turpin - American boxer (b. 1981)
2006 – Shoshana Damari - Israeli singer & actress (b. 1923)
2006 – Lynden David Hall - British singer (b. 1974)
2006 – Darry Cowl - French musician & actor (b. 1925)
2007 – Gareth Morris - British flautist (b. 1920)
2007 – Ryan Larkin - Canadian animated filmmaker (b. 1943)
2009 – Sir Bernard Ashley - Welsh businessman (b. 1926)
2010 – Doug Fieger - American musician The Knack (b. 1952)
2010 – Dick Francis - British jockey-turned-novelist (b. 1920)


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February 14 - Births

Calendar Date February 14th:
February 14th - Births:
1468 – Johann Werner - German mathematician (d. 1522)
1483 – Babur - Moghul emperor of India (d. 1530)
1602 – Francesco Cavalli - Italian composer (d. 1676)
1680 – John Sidney - 6th Earl of Leicester, English privy councillor (d. 1737)
1692 – Pierre-Claude Nivelle de La Chaussée - French writer (d. 1754)
1701 – Enrique Florez - Spanish historian (d. 1773)
1763 – Jean Victor Marie Moreau - French general (d. 1813)
1788 – Fernando Sor - Spanish composer (d. 1839)
1799 – Walenty Wańkowicz - Polish painter (d. 1842)
1800 – Emory Washburn - 22nd Governor of Massachusetts (d. 1877)
1812 – Alfred Thomas Agate - American artist (d. 1846)
1818 – Frederick Douglass - American abolitionist (d. 1895)
1819 – Joshua A. Norton - American eccentric (d. 1880)
1819 – Christopher Sholes - American inventor (d. 1890)
1824 – Winfield Scott Hancock - American Civil War Union general (d. 1886)
1828 – Edmond François Valentin About - French writer (d. 1885)
1838 – Margaret E. Knight - American inventor - (d. 1914)
1846 – Julian Scott - American artist & Civil War Medal of Honor recipient. (d. 1901)
1847 – Anna Howard Shaw - American suffragette (d. 1919)
1847 – Maria Pia of Italy - queen of Portugal (d. 1911)
1848 – Benjamin Baillaud - French astronomer (d. 1934)
1856 – Frank Harris - Irish author & editor (d. 1931)
1859 – George Washington Gale Ferris - Jr., American engineer & inventor (d. 1896)
1860 – Eugen Schiffer - German politician (d. 1954)
1869 – Charles Wilson - Scottish physicist, Nobel Prize Laureate (d. 1959)
1871 – Gerda Lundequist - Swedish actress (d. 1959)
1884 – Nils Olaf Chrisander - Swedish actor, film director (d. 1947)
1884 – Joe Jagersberger - Austrian racing driver (d. 1952)
1884 – Kostas Varnalis - Greek poet (d. 1974)
1885 – Syed Zafarul Hasan - Prominent Muslim Indian/Pakistani philosopher (d. 1949)
1890 – Nina Hamnett - Welsh artist (d. 1956)
1892 – Radola Gajda - Czech military commander (d. 1948)
1894 – Jack Benny - American actor & comedian (d. 1974)
1895 – Max Horkheimer - German philosopher & sociologist (d. 1973)
1898 – Bill Tilman - English mountaineer & explorer (d. 1977)
1898 – Fritz Zwicky - Swiss-born American physicist & astronomer (d. 1974)
1903 – Stu Erwin - American actor (d. 1967)
1904 – Charles Oatley - Professor of electrical engineering, (scanning electron microscope) - (d. 1996)
1904 – Hertta Kuusinen - Finnish communist (d. 1974)
1905 – Thelma Ritter - American actress (d. 1969)
1912 – Tibor Sekelj - Croatian explorer (d. 1988)
1913 – Mel Allen - American sports reporter (d. 1996)
1913 – Woody Hayes - American college football coach (d. 1987)
1913 – Jimmy Hoffa - American labor union leader (presumed d. 1975)
1914 – Norman Von Nida - Australian golfer (d. 2007)
1916 – Marcel Bigeard - French general
1916 – Masaki Kobayashi - Japanese director (d. 1996)
1916 – Edward Platt - American actor (d. 1974)
1917 – Herbert A. Hauptman - American mathematician, Nobel Prize Laureate
1920 – Bob Wolff - American sportscaster
1921 – Hugh Downs - American television host
1922 – Murray the K - American impresario & disk jockey (d. 1982)
1927 – Lois Maxwell - Canadian actress (d. 2007)
1929 – Vic Morrow - American actor (d. 1982)
1931 – Bernie Geoffrion - Canadian hockey player (d. 2006)
1931 – Brian Kelly - American actor (d. 2005)
1931 – Phyllis McGuire - American singer (The McGuire Sisters)
1932 – Alexander Kluge - German actor & film director
1933 – Madhubala - Indian actress (d. 1969)
1934 – Michel Corboz - Swiss conductor
1934 – Florence Henderson - American actress
1936 – Fanne Foxe - Argentine dancer & focus of a 1974 scandal involving Congressman Wilbur Mills
1937 – Magic Sam - American blues musician (d. 1969)
1936 – Andrew Prine - American actor
1939 – Eugene Fama - American economist
1941 – Donna Shalala - American educator
1941 – Paul Tsongas - United States Senator from Massachusetts (d. 1997)
1942 – Michael Bloomberg - Mayor of New York City
1942 – Andrew Robinson - American actor
1942 – Ricardo Rodríguez - Mexican racing driver (d. 1962)
1943 – Maceo Parker - American musician (P-Funk)
1943 – Aaron Russo - American movie producer (d. 2007)
1944 – Carl Bernstein - American journalist
1944 – Alan Parker - British film director & writer
1944 – Ronnie Peterson - Swedish racing driver (d. 1978)
1945 – Hans-Adam II - Prince of Liechtenstein
1946 – Bernard Dowiyogo - President of Nauru (d. 2003)
1946 – Gregory Hines - American dancer & actor (d. 2003)
1947 – Tim Buckley - American singer-songwriter (d. 1975)
1947 – Judd Gregg - American politician, senior senator from New Hampshire
1948 – Pat O'Brien - American sportscaster & television host
1948 – Teller - American magician (Penn & Teller)
1950 – Roger Fisher - American musician (Heart)
1951 – Kevin Keegan - English footballer
1951 – JoJo Starbuck - American ice skater
1952 – Nancy Keenan - American reproductive-rights advocate & NARAL president
1955 – Ronald Desruelles - Belgian athlete
1955 – James Eckhouse - American actor
1955 – Carol Kalish - American publishing executive (d. 1991)
1955 – Rip Rogers - American professional wrestler
1957 – Alan Hunter - American TV personality
1957 – Soile Isokoski - Finnish soprano
1958 – Enrique Mansilla - Argentine racing driver
1958 – Grant Thomas - Australian rules footballer
1959 – Renée Fleming - American soprano
1960 – Jim Kelly - American football player
1960 – Meg Tilly - American actress
1961 – Phillip Hamilton - American author
1961 – Latifa - Tunisian singer
1962 – Kevyn Aucoin - American cosmetologist (d. 2002)
1962 – Michael Higgs - English actor
1962 – Philippe Sella - French rugby player
1962 – Sakina Jaffrey - Indian actress
1963 – Enrico Colantoni - Canadian actor
1963 – John Marzano - American baseball player
1964 – Gianni Bugno - Italian cyclist
1964 – Zach Galligan - American actor
1966 – Petr Svoboda - Czech National Hockey League player
1967 – Manuela Maleeva - Bulgarian tennis player
1967 – Stelios Haji-Ioannou - British entrepreneur
1968 – Jules Asner - American television personality
1968 – Scott McClellan - American politician
1969 – Adriana Behar - Brazilian beach volleyball player
1969 – Harry Colon - American football player
1970 – Giuseppe Guerini - Italian cyclist
1970 – Simon Pegg - British comedian & actor
1971 – Kris Aquino - Filipino Actress & TV Host
1971 – Gheorghe Muresan - Romanian basketball player
1971 – Noriko Sakai - Japanese singer
1971 – Tommy Dreamer - American professional wrestler
1972 – Drew Bledsoe - American football player
1972 – Big Daddy V - American professional wrestler
1972 – Hiroshi - Japanese comedian
1972 – Najwa Nimri - Spanish actress
1972 – Rob Thomas - American musician (Matchbox Twenty)
1973 – Tyus Edney - American basketball player
1973 – Steve McNair - American football player (d. 2009)
1973 – Yuka Sato - Japanese figure skater
1974 – Filippa Giordano - Italian singer
1974 – Philippe Léonard - Belgian footballer
1975 – Scott Owen - Australian musician (The Living End)
1975 – Yul Kwon - American Survivor contestant
1975 – Malik Zidi - French actor
1976 – Liv Kristine - Norwegian singer (Leaves' Eyes)
1977 – Darren Bennett - a Professional Latin Ballroom Dancer
1977 – Cadel Evans - Australian cyclist
1977 – Darren Purse - English footballer
1977 – Donna Cruz - Filipina Actress & Singer
1977 – Elmer Symons - South African motorcycle racer (d. 2007)
1978 – Dean Gaffney - British actor
1978 – Richard Hamilton - American basketball player
1978 – Darius Songaila - Lithuanian basketball player
1978 – Dwele - American R&B/Soul singer
1979 – Pablo Pallante - Uruguayan footballer
1980 – Fátima Leyva - Mexican footballer
1980 – Michelle Ye - Hong Kong actress
1980 – Josh Senter - American screenwriter
1981 – Randy de Puniet - French motorcycle racer
1981 – Erin Torpey - American actress & singer
1982 – Marián Gáborík - Slovak hockey player
1983 – Rocky Elsom - Australian Rugby Captain
1983 – Bacary Sagna - French footballer
1983 – Rhydian Roberts - Welsh Singer - X factor Runner Up
1984 – Hamed Namouchi - Tunisian footballer
1985 – Karima Adebibe - Moroccan-English actress & model
1985 – Tyler Clippard - American baseball player
1985 – Heart Evangelista - Filipina singer, TV & movie actress
1985 – John Prats - Filipino Actor & Dancer
1985 – Natsume Sano - Japanese gravure idol
1985 – Philippe Senderos - Swiss footballer
1985 – Miki Yeung - Hong Kong singer & actress
1986 – Michael Ammermüller - German racing driver
1986 – Roxanne Guinoo - Filipina actress
1986 – Aschwin Wildeboer - Spanish swimmer
1986 – Tiffany Thornton - American actress
1987 – Joseph Pichler - American actor
1987 – Julia Savicheva - Russian singer
1987 – David Wheater - English footballer
1988 – Ángel Di María - Argentine footballer
1988 – Katie Boland - Canadian actress
1988 – Quentin Mosimann - Swiss singer, winner of Star Academy France 7
1988 – Asia Nitollano - American dancer, Pussycat Dolls Present: The Search for the Next Doll winner
1989 – Brandon Sutter - Canadian ice hockey player
1992 – Freddie Highmore - English actor
1994 – Paul Butcher - American actor


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February 14 - General (Calendar Date)

February 14th - Basic Facts:
  • February 14 is the 45th day of the year in the Gregorian calendar.
  • There are 320 days remaining until the end of the year (321 in leap years).
  • The preceding day is February 13
  • Next day is February 15.
February 14th Births (Here)

February 14th Deaths (Here)

February 14 Events:

842 – Charles the Bald & Louis the German swear the Oaths of Strasbourg in the French & German languages.
1009 – First known mention of Lithuania - from annals of the monastery of Quedlinburg.
1014 – Pope Benedict VIII recognizes Henry of Bavaria as King of Germany.
1076 – Pope Gregory VII excommunicates Henry IV, Holy Roman Emperor.
1349 – Strasbourg - approximately 2,000 Jews are burned to death by mobs or forcibly removed from the city of Strasbourg.
1556 – Thomas Cranmer is declared a heretic.
1743 – Henry Pelham becomes British Prime Minister.
1778 – The United States Flag is formally recognized by a foreign naval vessel for the 1st time - French Admiral Toussaint-Guillaume Picquet de la Motte gives a 9 gun salute to USS Ranger, commanded by John Paul Jones.
1779 – James Cook is killed by Native Hawaiians near Kealakekua on the Island of Hawaii.
1797 – Battle of Cape St. Vincent (French Revolutionary Wars) – John Jervis, 1st Earl of St Vincent & Horatio Nelson (later 1st Viscount Nelson) lead the British Royal Navy to victory over a Spanish fleet in action near Gibraltar.
1803 – Chief Justice John Marshall declares that any act of U.S. Congress that conflicts with the Constitution is void.
1804 – Karadjordje leads the First Serbian Uprising against the Ottoman Empire.
1831 – Ras Marye of Yejju marches into Tigray & defeats & kills Dejazmach Sabagadis in the Battle of Debre Abbay.
1835 – The original Quorum of the Twelve Apostles, of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, is formed in Kirtland, Ohio.
1849 – James Knox Polk becomes the 1st serving President of the United States to have his photograph taken (New York City).
1855 – Texas is linked by telegraph to the rest of the United States, - following completion of a connection between New Orleans & Marshall, Texas.
1859 – Oregon is admitted as the 33rd U.S. state.
1876 – Alexander Graham Bell applies for a patent for the telephone, as does Elisha Gray.
1879 – The War of the Pacific breaks out when Chilean armed forces occupy the Bolivian port city of Antofagasta.
1899 – Voting machines are approved by the U.S. Congress for use in federal elections.
1900 – South Africa - 20,000 British troops invade the Orange Free State (Second Boer War).
1903 – The United States Department of Commerce & Labor is established (later split into Department of Commerce & Department of Labor).
1912 – Arizona is admitted as the 48th U.S. state.
1912 – First diesel-powered submarine is commissioned - in Groton, Connecticut.
1918 – The Soviet Union adopts the Gregorian calendar (on 1 February according to the Julian calendar).
1919 – The Polish-Soviet War begins.
1920 – The League of Women Voters is founded in Chicago, Illinois.
1924 – International Business Machines Corporation (IBM) is founded.
1929 – Saint Valentine's Day massacre -7 people, 6 of them gangster rivals of Al Capone's gang, are murdered in Chicago, Illinois.
1942 – Battle of Pasir Panjang - contributes to the fall of Singapore.
1943 – World War II: Rostov-on-Don, Russia is liberated.
1943 – World War II: Tunisia Campaign – General Hans-Jurgen von Arnim's Fifth Panzer Army launches a concerted attack against Allied positions in Tunisia.
1944 – Anti-Japanese revolt on Java (World War II).
1945 – First day of the bombing of Dresden, the British Royal Air Force & the United States Army Air Forces begin fire-bombing Dresden.
1945 – Prague is bombed - ? a mistake in the orientation of the pilots bombing Dresden.
1945 – President Franklin D. Roosevelt meets with King Ibn Saud of Saudi Arabia aboard the USS Quincy, officially starting the U.S.-Saudi diplomatic relationship.
1945 – Mostar is liberated by Yugoslav partisans (World War II).
1946 – Bank of England is nationalized.
1946 – ENIAC, the first general-purpose electronic computer, is unveiled.
1949 – The Knesset (Israeli parliament) convenes for the first time.
1949 – The Asbestos Strike begins in Canada - marks the beginning of the Quiet Revolution in Quebec.
1956 – The XX Congress of the Communist Party of the Soviet Union begins in Moscow. Last night of the meeting Nikita Khrushchev (Premier) condemns Joseph Stalin's crimes in a secret speech.
1961 – Element 103, Lawrencium, is first synthesized at the University of California.
1962 – First Lady Jacqueline Kennedy takes television viewers on a tour of the White House.
1966 – Australian currency is decimalised.
1979 – Muslims kidnap the American ambassador to Afghanistan, Adolph Dubs who is later killed during a gunfight between his kidnappers & police in Kabul.
1981 – Stardust Disaster - fire in a Dublin nightclub kills 48 people
1983 – United American Bank of Knoxville, Tennessee collapses.
1989 – Reparations for Bhopal Disaster (1984) - Union Carbide agrees to pay $470 million to the Indian government for damages it caused.
1989 – Iranian leader Ruhollah Khomeini issues a fatwa encouraging Muslims to kill the author of The Satanic Verses, Salman Rushdie.
1989 – The first of 24 satellites of the Global Positioning System are placed into orbit.
1990 – 92 people are killed aboard Indian Airlines Flight 605 at Bangalore, India.
1996 – China launches a Long March 3 rocket, carrying the Intelsat 708 satellite. The rocket flies off course 3 seconds after liftoff & crashes into a rural village.
2000 – The spacecraft NEAR Shoemaker enters orbit around asteroid 433 Eros, the first spacecraft to orbit an asteroid.
2002 – Tullaghmurray Lass sinks off the coast of Kilkeel, County Down, Northern Ireland killing three members of the same family on board.
2004 – Roof of the Transvaal water park (Moscow, Russia) collapses, killing more than 25 people, & wounding more than 100 others.
2005 – Lebanese self-made billionaire & business tycoon Rafik Hariri killed, along with 21 others, when explosives equivalent of around 1,000 kg of TNT were detonated as his motorcade drove near the St. George Hotel in Beirut.
2005 – Seven people are killed & 151 wounded in a series of bombings by suspected Al-Qaeda-linked militants that hit the Philippines' Makati financial district in Metro Manila, Davao City, & General Santos City.
2008 – Northern Illinois University shooting - gunman opened fire in a lecture hall of the DeKalb County, Illinois university resulting in 6 fatalities (including gunman) & 18 injuries.


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February 13 - Deaths

Calendar Date February 13th:
February 13th - Deaths:
858 – Kenneth I of Scotland
1130 – Pope Honorius II
1141 – Béla II of Hungary (b. 1110)
1219 – Minamoto no Sanetomo - Japanese shogun (b. 1192)
1332 – Andronikos II Palaiologos - Byzantine Emperor (b. 1259)
1539 – Isabella d'Este - Marquise of Mantua (b. 1474)
1542 – Catherine Howard - fifth wife of Henry VIII of England (executed) (b.c. 1521)
1542 – Jane Boleyn - Dowager Viscountess of Rochford, lady-in-waiting of the above (b.c. 1505)
1571 – Benvenuto Cellini - Italian artist (b. 1500)
1585 – Alfonso Salmeron - Spanish Jesuit biblical scholar (b. 1515)
1592 – Jacopo Bassano - Italian painter
1600 – Gian Paolo Lomazzo - Italian painter (b. 1538)
1602 – Alexander Nowell - English clergyman
1608 – Konstanty Wasyl Ostrogski - Lithuanian prince (b. 1526)
1624 – Stephen Gosson - English satirist (b. 1554)
1657 – Miles Sindercombe - attempted assassin of Oliver Cromwell
1660 – King Charles X of Sweden (b. 1622)
1662 – Elizabeth Stuart (b. 1596)
1727 – William Wotton - English scholar (b. 1666)
1728 – Cotton Mather - American Puritan minister (b. 1663)
1732 – Charles-René d'Hozier - French historian (b. 1640)
1787 – Ruđer Bošković - Croatian scientist & diplomat (b. 1711)
1787 – Charles Gravier - comte de Vergennes, French statesman & diplomat (b. 1717)
1813 – Samuel Ashe - Governor of North Carolina (b. 1725)
1818 – George Rogers Clark - American military leader (b. 1752)
1826 – Petr Alekseevich Pahlen - Russian general (b. 1745)
1837 – Mariano José de Larra - Spanish journalist & writer (b. 1809)
1845 – Henrik Steffens - Norwegian-German philosopher (b. 1773)
1883 – Richard Wagner - German composer (b. 1813)
1888 – Jean Baptiste Lamy - 1st Archbishop of Santa Fe (b. 1814)
1889 – João Maurício Wanderley - Brazilian magistrate & politician (b. 1815)
1905 – Konstantin Savitsky - Russian painter (b. 1844)
1906 – Albert Gottschalk - Danish painter (b. 1866)
1934 – József Pusztai - Slovene writer, poet, journalist in Hungary (b. 1864)
1942 – Epitácio Pessoa - Brazilian president (b. 1865)
1950 – Rafael Sabatini - Italian author (b. 1875)
1951 – Lloyd C. Douglas - American author (b. 1877)
1952 – Josephine Tey - English author (b. 1896)
1956 – Jan Łukasiewicz - Polish mathematician (b. 1878)
1958 – Georges Rouault - French painter (b. 1871)
1958 – Dame Christabel Pankhurst - English suffragette (b. 1880)
1964 – Werner Heyde - German psychiatrist (b. 1902)
1968 – Mae Marsh - American actress (b. 1895)
1974 – Ustad Amir Khan - Indian classical singer (b. 1912)
1975 – André Beaufre - French General (b. 1902)
1976 – Murtala Mohammed - Nigerian military leader (b. 1938)
1976 – Lily Pons - French-born soprano (b. 1904)
1980 – David Janssen - American actor (b. 1931)
1984 – Andre Stander - South African police captain & bank robber (b. 1946)
1989 – Wayne Hays - American politician (b. 1911)
1991 – Arno Breker - German sculptor (b. 1900)
1991 – Ron Pickering - athletics coach & BBC sports commentator & presenter (b. 1930)
1992 – Nikolay Bogolyubov - Russian mathematician (b. 1909)
1996 – Martin Balsam - American actor (b. 1919)
1997 – Robert Klark Graham - American businessman & eugenecist (b. 1906)
1997 – Mark Krasnosel'skii - Russian-Ukrainian mathematician (b. 1920)
2000 – Anders Aalborg - Canadian politician (b. 1914)
2000 – James Cooke Brown - American author & inventor (b. 1921)
2002 – Waylon Jennings - American musician (b. 1937)
2003 – Kid Gavilan - Cuban boxer (b. 1926)
2003 – Axel Jensen - Norwegian author (b. 1932)
2003 – Walt Rostow - U.S. government official (b. 1916)
2004 – Zelimkhan Yandarbiyev - Chechen leader (b. 1952)
2005 – Nelson Briles - baseball player (b. 1943)
2005 – Lúcia Santos - Carmelite nun & Fatima visionary (b. 1907)
2005 – Maurice Trintignant - French race car driver (b. 1917)
2005 – Dick Weber - American professional bowler (b. 1929)
2005 – Emilios T. Harlaftis - Greek astrophysicist (b. 1965)
2006 – Andreas Katsulas - Greek-American actor (b. 1946)
2006 – Peter Frederick Strawson - British philosopher (b. 1919)
2007 – Elizabeth Jolley - Australian writer (b. 1923)
2007 – Charlie Norwood - American politician (b. 1941)
2007 – Johanna Sällström - Swedish actress (b. 1974)
2007 – Richard Gordon Wakeford - Air Marshal, Royal Air Force (b. 1922)
2008 – Roger Voisin - Trumpet player, Boston Symphony (b. 1918)
2010 – John Reed - British singer of Gilbert & Sullivan (b. 1916)


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February 13 - Births

Calendar Date February 13th:
February 13th - Births:
711 BC – Jimmu - Japanese emperor (d. 585 DC)
1457 – Mary of Burgundy - daughter of Charles the Bold & wife of Maximilian I, Holy Roman Emperor (d. 1482)
1480 – Girolamo Aleandro - Italian Catholic cardinal (d. 1542)
1599 – Pope Alexander VII (d. 1667)
1672 – Étienne François Geoffroy - French chemist (d. 1731)
1683 – Giovanni Battista Piazzetta - Italian painter (d. 1754)
1719 – George Rodney - British naval officer (d. 1792)
1721 – John Reid - British army general & composer (d. 1807)
1728 – John Hunter - Scottish surgeon (d. 1793)
1743 – Joseph Banks - English botanist & naturalist (d. 1820)
1746 – Giuseppe Cambini - Italian composer & violinist (d. 1825)
1754 – Charles Maurice de Talleyrand - French politician (d. 1838)
1766 – Thomas Robert Malthus - English demographer & political economist (d. 1834)
1768 – Édouard Adolphe Casimir Joseph Mortier - French marshal (d. 1835)
1769 – Ivan Krylov - Russian fabulist (d. 1844)
1788 – Fernando Sor - Spanish composer (d. 1839)
1805 – Peter Gustav Dirichlet - German mathematician (d. 1859)
1811 – François Achille Bazaine - French marshal (d. 1888)
1831 – John Aaron Rawlins - General of the Army (d. 1869)
1835 – Mirza Ghulam Ahmad - Founder of the Ahmadiyya Muslim Community (d. 1908)
1849 – Lord Randolph Churchill - British statesman (d. 1895)
1855 – Paul Deschanel - French President (d. 1922)
1866 – Lev Shestov - Russian philosopher (d. 1938)
1870 – Leopold Godowsky - Polish-American pianist, composer (d. 1938)
1873 – Feodor Chaliapin - Russian bass (d. 1938)
1876 – Fritz Buelow - German-born American baseball player (d. 1933)
1879 – Sarojini Naidu - Indian freedom fighter (d. 1949)
1881 – Eleanor Farjeon - English author (d. 1965)
1883 – Yevgeny Vakhtangov - Russian-Armenian director (d. 1922)
1884 – Alfred Carlton Gilbert - American athlete, inventor, & businessman (d. 1961)
1885 – Bess Truman - First Lady of the United States, wife of President Harry S. Truman (d. 1982)
1887 – Géza Csáth - Hungarian writer (d. 1919)
1889 – Leontine Sagan - Austrian actress & theatre director (d. 1974)
1891 – Kate Roberts - Welsh nationalist & writer (d. 1985)
1891 – Grant Wood - American painter (d. 1942)
1892 – Robert H. Jackson - United States Attorney General (d. 1954)
1900 – Roy Harrod - English economist (d. 1978)
1901 – Paul Lazarsfeld - American Sociologist (d. 1976)
1902 – Harold Lasswell - American political scientist (d. 1978)
1903 – Georges Simenon - Belgian writer (d. 1989)
1903 – Georgy Beriev - Russian aircraft designer (d. 1979)
1906 – Agostinho da Silva - Portuguese philosopher (d. 1994)
1906 – Patsy Callighen - Canadian Hockey Player (d. 1964)
1907 – Katy de la Cruz - Filipino singer (d. 2004)
1910 – William Shockley - British-American physicist & eugenicist, Nobel Laureate (d. 1989)
1911 – Faiz Ahmed Faiz - Pakistani Urdu poet, Lenin Peace Prize winner (d. 1984)
1911 – Jean Muir - American actress (d. 1996)
1915 – Aung San - Burmese general & politician (d. 1947)
1915 – Lyle Bettger - American actor (d. 2003)
1916 – John Reed - British Singer of Gilbert & Sullivan (d. 2010)
1918 – Patty Berg - American golfer (d. 2006)
1919 – Tennessee Ernie Ford - American musician (d. 1991)
1919 – Eddie Robinson - American football coach (d. 2007)
1920 – Boudleaux Bryant - American songwriter (d. 1987)
1920 – Eileen Farrell - American opera soprano (d. 2002)
1921 – Jeanne Demessieux - French organist, pianist, composer (d. 1968)
1922 – Francis Pym - British Foreign Secretary 1982-83 (d. 2008)
1922 – Gordon Tullock - American economist
1923 – Michael Anthony Bilandic - American politician (d. 2002)
1923 – Yfrah Neaman - Lebanese violinist (d. 2003)
1923 – Chuck Yeager - American fighter & test pilot
1924 – Jean-Jacques Servan-Schreiber - French journalist (d. 2006)
1928 – Dorothy McGuire - American singer (The McGuire Sisters)
1929 – Omar Torrijos - Panamanian ruler (d. 1981)
1930 – Ernst Fuchs - Austrian artist
1930 – Israel Kirzner - American economist
1932 – Susan Oliver - American actress (d. 1990)
1933 – Paul Biya - Cameroon politician
1933 – Caroline Blakiston - British actress
1933 – Costa Gavras - Greek-French filmmaker
1933 – Patrick Godfrey - British actor
1933 – Kim Novak - American actress
1933 – Emanuel Ungaro - French fashion designer
1934 – George Segal - American actor
1935 – Dr. Don Panoz - American entrepreneur & motorsports impresario (ALMS)
1937 – Ali El-Maak - Sudanese writer (d. 1992)
1938 – Oliver Reed - English actor (d. 1999)
1939 – Beate Klarsfeld - German Nazi hunter
1940 – Arne Sølvberg - Norwegian computer scientist
1941 – Andrea Conte - First Lady of Tennessee
1941 – Sigmar Polke - German painter
1942 – Carol Lynley - American actress
1942 – Peter Tork - American musician & actor (The Monkees)
1942 – Donald E. Williams - NASA astronaut
1943 – Geoff Edwards - American game show host
1943 – Elaine Pagels - American theologian
1944 – Rebop Kwaku Baah - Nigerian percussionist (d. 1983)
1944 – Stockard Channing - American actress
1944 – Jerry Springer - American television host
1944 – Bo Svenson - Swedish-born actor
1944 – Oduvil Unnikrishnan - Indian actor (d. 2006)
1945 – King Floyd - American musician (d. 2006)
1945 – David Tremlett - English artist
1946 – Louis Kondos - Greek actor
1946 – Colin Matthews - British composer
1947 – Mike Krzyzewski - American basketball player & coach
1947 – Stephen Hadley - U.S. National Security Adviser
1947 – Dick Kaysø - Danish actor
1950 – Peter Gabriel - English musician (Genesis), composer & humanitarian
1951 – Greg Fulginiti - American mastering engineer
1951 – David Naughton - American actor & singer
1952 – Freddy Maertens - Belgian cyclist
1953 – Rico J. Puno - Filipino pop singer
1954 – Donnie Moore - American baseball player (d. 1989)
1955 – Joe Birkett - American lawyer
1956 – Peter Hook - English bassist (Joy Division & New Order)
1956 – Yiannis Kouros - Greek-Australian runner
1956 – Princess Alia bint Al Hussein - Jordanian Royal Family member
1956 – Liam Brady - Irish footballer
1957 – Denise Austin - American fitness expert
1958 – Pernilla August - Swedish actress
1958 – Marc Emery - Canadian cannabis activist
1958 – Derek Riggs - British artist
1958 – Tip Tipping - British actor & stuntman (d. 1993)
1959 – Gaston Gingras - National Hockey League defenceman
1959 – Richard Eden - American actor
1959 – Gord Hampson - Canadian ice hockey player
1960 – Pierluigi Collina - Italian football referee
1960 – Gary Patterson - American football coach
1960 – Matt Salinger - American actor
1960 – Artur Yusupov - Russian-German chess player
1961 – Henry Rollins - American musician, comedian, & actor (Black Flag)
1961 – Marc Crawford - Canadian ice hockey player & coach
1962 – Aníbal Acevedo Vilá - American politician
1964 – Stephen G. Bowen - NASA astronaut
1964 – Mark Patton - American actor
1964 – Ylva Johansson - Swedish politician
1966 – Jeff Waters - Canadian musician (Annihilator)
1967 – Stanimir Stoilov - Bulgarian footballer & coach
1968 – Kelly Hu - American actress
1968 – Niamh Kavanagh - Irish singer
1969 – Ahlam - Bahraini singer
1970 – Diane Youdale - British television personality
1970 – Karoline Krüger - Norwegian singer
1971 – Sonia - British singer
1971 – Galen Gering - American actor
1971 – Mats Sundin - Swedish ice hockey player
1971 – Todd Williams - American baseball player
1972 – Charlie Garner - American football player
1974 – Gus Hansen - Danish professional poker player
1974 – Robbie Williams - English singer
1974 – Jeff Duran - American radio personality
1975 – Iván González - Puerto Rican writer & musician
1975 – Tony Dalton - Mexican (American born) actor & screenwriter
1976 – Martin Sastre - Uruguayan artist
1976 – Feist - Canadian singer & songwriter
1976 – Dave Padden - Canadian musician (Annihilator)
1977 – Randy Moss - American football player
1977 – Ben Collins - British racing driver
1978 – Mini Anden - Swedish model & actress
1978 – Hamish Glencross - Scottish guitarist (My Dying Bride)
1978 – Philippe Jaroussky - French sopranist countertenor
1979 – Rafael Márquez - Mexican footballer
1979 – Mena Suvari - American actress
1979 – Lucy Brown - British actress
1980 – Sebastian Kehl - German footballer
1980 – Mark Watson - British comedian
1981 – Luisão - Brazilian footballer
1981 – Liam Miller - Irish footballer
1981 – Luke Ridnour - American basketball player
1981 – Sam Burley - American middle-distance track athlete
1982 – Lanisha Cole - American model
1983 – Mike Nickeas - American baseball player
1985 – Kwak Ji-min - South Korean actress
1985 – Alexandros Tziolis - Greek footballer
1986 – Luke Moore - English footballer
1986 – Jamie Murray - Scottish tennis player
1988 – Aston Merrygold - English singer & actor
1989 – Carly McKillip - Canadian actress
1989 – Rhys Palmer - Australian footballer
1989 – Rodrigo Possebon - Brazilian Footballer
1990 – Olivia Allison - British synchronized swimmer
1990 – Qoigyijabu - 11th Panchen Lama of Tibet

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February 13 - General (Calendar Date)

February 13th - Basic Facts:
  • February 13 is the 44rd day of the year in the Gregorian calendar.
  • There are 321 days remaining until the end of the year (322 in leap years).
  • The preceding day is February 12
  • Next day is February 14.
February 13th Births (Here)

February 13th Deaths (Here)

February 13 Events:

1503 – Disfida di Barletta – the very famous challenge between 13 Italian & 13 French knights near Barletta.
1542 – Catherine Howard is executed for adultery - the 5th wife of Henry VIII of England.
1575 – Henry III of France is crowned at Rheims - he also marries Louise de Lorraine-Vaudémont on the same day.
1633 – Galileo Galilei arrives in Rome for his trial before the Inquisition.
1668 – Spain recognizes Portugal as an independent nation.
1689 – William & Mary are proclaimed co-rulers of England.
1692 – Massacre of Glencoe -about 78 Macdonalds at Glen Coe (in Scotland) are killed early in the morning for not promptly pledging allegiance to the new king, William of Orange.
1815 – The Cambridge Union Society is founded.
1867 – Work begins on the covering of the Zenne, burying Brussels's primary river & creating the modern central boulevards.
1880 – Thomas Edison observes the Edison effect.
1881 – La Citoyenne (feminist newspaper) is first published in Paris by the activist Hubertine Auclert.
1894 – Auguste & Louis Lumière patent the Cinematographe, a combination movie camera & projector.
1914 – In New York City the American Society of Composers, Authors & Publishers is established to protect the copyrighted musical compositions of its members.
1920 – Negro National League is formed.
1934 – The Soviet steamship Cheliuskin sinks in the Arctic Ocean.
1935 – Bruno Hauptmann found guilty of the 1932 kidnapping & murder of the Lindbergh baby, the son of Charles Lindbergh; trial in Flemington, New Jersey.
1945 – The siege of Budapest concludes with the unconditional surrender of German & Hungarian forces to the Red Army (World War II).
1945 – Royal Air Force bombers are dispatched to Dresden, Germany to attack the city with a massive aerial bombardment (World War II).
1955 – Israel obtains 4 of the 7 Dead Sea scrolls.
1960 – France tests its first atomic bomb.
1960 – Black college students stage the first of the Nashville sit-ins at three lunch counters in Nashville, Tennessee.
1967 – American researchers discover the Madrid Codices by Leonardo da Vinci in the National Library of Spain.
1970 – Black Sabbath, arguably the very first heavy metal album, is released.
1971 – South Vietnamese troops invade Laos (Vietnam War, backed by American air & artillery support).
1975 – A fire breaks out in the World Trade Center in New York City, New York.
1978 – Hilton bombing - bomb explodes in a refuse truck outside the Hilton Hotel in Sydney, Australia, killing 2 refuse collectors & a policeman.
1979 – Windstorm strikes western Washington - sinking a half-mile-long section of the Hood Canal Bridge.
1981 – Sewer explosions destroys more than 2 miles of streets in Louisville, Kentucky.
1982 – Río Negro massacre in Guatemala.
1984 – Konstantin Chernenko succeeds the late Yuri Andropov as general secretary of the Communist Party of the Soviet Union.
1990 – German reunification - agreement is reached on a two-stage plan to reunite Germany.
1991 – Two laser-guided "smart bombs" destroy the Amiriyah shelter in Baghdad (Gulf War).
2000 – The last original "Peanuts" comic strip appears in newspapers one day after Charles M. Schulz dies.
2001 – An earthquake hits El Salvador (measuring 6.6 on the Richter Scale), killing at least 400.
2004 – The Harvard-Smithsonian Center for Astrophysics announces the discovery of the universe's largest known diamond, white dwarf star BPM 37093 - named "Lucy" after The Beatles' song "Lucy in the Sky with Diamonds".
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.
2008 – Australian Prime Minister Kevin Rudd makes a historic apology to the Indigenous Australians & the Stolen Generations.
2010 – A bombing at the German Bakery in Pune, India, kills 10 & injures 60 more.

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Nations - Top 20 Best Looking (Most Attractive) Citizens

The Top 20 'best looking nations' based on survey by www.OnePoll.com. This poll collected the opinions of more than 5,000 globe-trotting British people.
1. America
2. Brazil
3. Spain
4. Australia
5. Italy
6. Sweden
7. England
8. India
9. France
10. Canada
11. Mexico
12. Portugal
13. Wales
14. Russia
15. Japan
16. Ireland
17. Argentina
18. Netherlands
19. Scotland
20. Germany

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February 12 - Deaths

Calendar Date February 12th:
February 12th - Deaths:
1538 – Albrecht Altdorfer - German painter
1554 – Lord Guilford Dudley - consort of Lady Jane Grey (b. 1536)
1554 – Lady Jane Grey - claimant to the English throne (b. 1537)
1571 – Nicholas Throckmorton - English diplomat & politician (b. 1515)
1590 – François Hotman - French lawyer & writer (b. 1524)
1595 – Archduke Ernest of Austria - Governor of the Spanish Netherlands (b. 1553)
1612 – Christopher Clavius - German astronomer (b. 1538)
1624 – George Heriot - Scottish goldsmith & philanthropist (b. 1563)
1630 – Fynes Moryson - English traveler & writer (b. 1566)
1700 – Aleksei Shein - Russian general & statesman (b. 1662)
1724 – Elkanah Settle - English writer (b. 1648)
1728 – Agostino Steffani - Italian diplomat & composer (b. 1653)
1762 – Laurent Belissen - French composer (b. 1693)
1763 – Pierre de Marivaux - French writer (b. 1688)
1771 – King Adolf Frederick of Sweden (b. 1710)
1789 – Ethan Allen - American patriot (b. 1738)
1799 – Lazzaro Spallanzani - Italian biologist (b. 1729)
1804 – Immanuel Kant - German philosopher (b. 1724)
1834 – Friedrich Schleiermacher - German philosopher (b. 1768)
1894 – Hans von Bülow - German pianist & composer (b. 1830)
1896 – Ambroise Thomas - French opera composer (b. 1811)
1903 – Gaspar Núñez de Arce - Spanish dramatist & statesman (b. 1834)
1915 – Émile Waldteufel - French composer (b. 1837)
1916 – Richard Dedekind - German mathematician (b. 1831)
1929 – Lillie Langtry - British singer & actress (b. 1853)
1931 – Samedbey Mehmandarov - Russian general (b. 1855)
1933 – Henri Duparc - French composer (b. 1848)
1935 – Auguste Escoffier - French chef (b. 1846)
1942 – Grant Wood - American painter (b.1891)
1945 – Antonio Villa-Real - Filipino jurist (b. 1880)
1949 – Hassan al Banna - Egyptian founder of the Muslim Brotherhood (b. 1906)
1951 – Choudhary Rehmat Ali - Pakistani nationalist (b. 1897)
1954 – Dziga Vertov - Russian filmmaker (b. 1896)
1957 – Eric Alfred Knudsen - American folklorist (b. 1872)
1958 – Douglas Hartree - English mathematical physicist (b. 1897)
1969 – Paltiel Daykan - Russian-born Israeli jurist (b. 1885)
1970 – Ishman Bracey - American blues musician (b. 1901)
1971 – James C. Penney - American department store founder (b. 1875)
1976 – Sal Mineo - American actor (b. 1939)
1979 – Jean Renoir - French director (b. 1894)
1980 – Muriel Rukeyser - American poet (b. 1913)
1982 – Victor Jory - Canadian actor (b. 1902)
1983 – Eubie Blake - American musician & songwriter (b. 1887)
1984 – Anna Anderson - claimant to the throne of Russia (b. 1896)
1984 – Julio Cortázar - Argentine writer (b. 1914)
1985 – Nicholas Colasanto - American actor (b. 1924)
1989 – Thomas Bernhard - Austrian playwright & novelist (b. 1931)
1991 – Roger Patterson - American death metal bass player (b. 1968)
1992 – Bep van Klaveren - Dutch boxer (b. 1907)
1993 – James Bulger - English murder victim (b. 1990)
1994 – Sue Rodriguez - Canadian assisted suicide advocate (b. 1950)
1995 – Robert Bolt - English writer (b. 1924)
1995 – Philip Taylor Kramer - American musician (Iron Butterfly) (b. 1952)
1996 – Bob Shaw - Northern Irish novelist (b. 1931)
1998 – Hugh Gardner Ackley - American economist (b.1915)
2000 – Screamin' Jay Hawkins - American musician (b. 1929)
2000 – Tom Landry - American football coach (b. 1924)
2000 – Andy Lewis - Australian musician (b. 1967)
2000 – Charles M. Schulz - American comics author (b. 1922)
2000 – Oliver - American pop singer (b. 1945)
2001 – Kristina Söderbaum - German actress (b. 1912)
2001 – Tiberio Mitri - Italian boxer (b. 1926)
2003 – Vali Myers - Australian painter (b. 1930)
2005 – Rafael Vidal - Venezuelan athlete (b. 1964)
2005 – Sammi Smith - American country music singer (b. 1943)
2005 – Dorothy Stang - Brazilian nun (b. 1931)
2007 – Peggy Gilbert - American jazz saxophonist & bandleader (b. 1905)
2007 – Randy Stone - American actor & casting director (b. 1958)
2008 – Oscar Brodney - American screenwriter (b. 1907)
2009 – Alison Des Forges - American investigator, expert of Rwanda genocide (b. 1942)
2009 – Beverly Eckert - American co-chair of the 9/11 Family Steering Committee (b. 1951)
2009 – Gerry Niewood - American musician (b. 1943)
2009 – Coleman Mellett - American musician (b. 1974)
2010 – Nodar Kumaritashvili - Georgian luger (b. 1988)


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February 12 - Births

Calendar Date February 12th:
February 12th - Births:
1074 – Conrad - King of Germany & Italy (d. 1101)
1218 – Kujo Yoritsune - Japanese shogun (d. 1256)
1567 – Thomas Campion - English composer & poet (d. 1620)
1606 – John Winthrop - the Younger, Governor of Connecticut (d. 1676)
1637 – Jan Swammerdam - Dutch biologist (d. 1680)
1663 – Cotton Mather - New England minister (d. 1728)
1665 – Rudolf Jakob Camerarius - German botanist & physician (d. 1721)
1704 – Charles Pinot Duclos - French writer (d. 1772)
1728 – Étienne-Louis Boullée - French architect (d. 1799)
1753 – François-Paul Brueys D'Aigalliers - French admiral (d. 1798)
1768 – Francis II - Holy Roman Emperor (d. 1835)
1775 – Louisa Adams - First Lady of the United States, wife of John Quincy Adams (d. 1852)
1777 – Friedrich de la Motte Fouqué - German poet (d. 1843)
1777 – Bernard Courtois - French chemist (d. 1838)
1785 – Pierre Louis Dulong - French physicist (d. 1838)
1788 – Carl Reichenbach - German chemist & philosopher (d. 1869)
1791 – Peter Cooper - American Industrialist, inventor & philanthropist (d. 1883)
1794 – Alexander Petrov - Russian chess player (d. 1867)
1804 – Heinrich Lenz - German physicist (d. 1865)
1809 – Charles Darwin - English naturalist (d. 1882)
1809 – Abraham Lincoln - 16th President of the United States (d. 1865)
1828 – George Meredith - English writer (d. 1909)
1843 – John Graham Chambers - English athlete who wrote the Queensberry rules for boxing (d. 1883)
1857 – Bobby Peel - English cricketer (d. 1943)
1861 – Lou Andreas-Salome - Russian-born author (d. 1937)
1865 – Kazimierz Tetmajer - Polish poet & writer (d. 1940)
1870 – Marie Lloyd - English music-hall performer (d. 1922)
1876 – Thubten Gyatso - 13th Dalai Lama (d. 1933)
1880 – John L. Lewis - American labor union leader (d. 1969)
1881 – Anna Pavlova - Russian ballerina (d. 1931)
1884 – Max Beckmann - German artist (d. 1950)
1884 – Marie Vassilieff - Russian artist (d. 1957)
1884 – Johan Laidoner - Estonian military commander (d. 1953)
1885 – Julius Streicher - Nazi German publisher (d. 1946)
1889 – Bhante Dharmawara - Cambodian monk & supercentenarian (d. 1999)
1893 – Omar Bradley - American general, the last surviving five-star general in the United States & the 1st Chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff. (d. 1981)
1897 – Vola Vale - American actress (d. 1970)
1898 – Wallace Ford - English-born actor (d. 1966)
1900 – Roger J. Traynor - American judge (d. 1983)
1902 – William Collier - American stage & film actor (d. 1987)
1903 – Chick Hafey - baseball player (d. 1973)
1903 – Joseph F. Biroc - American cinematographer (d. 1996)
1904 – Ted Mack - American television host (d. 1976)
1907 – Clifton C. Edom - American photojournalism educator (d. 1991)
1908 – Jacques Herbrand - French logician & mathematician (d. 1931)
1908 – Jean Effel - French painter & journalist (d. 1982)
1908 – August Neo - Estonian wrestler (d. 1982)
1909 – Sigmund Rascher - German SS doctor (d. 1945)
1911 – Stephen H. Sholes - American recording executive (d. 1968)
1912 – R. F. Delderfield - English author (d. 1972)
1914 – Tex Beneke - American musician & band leader (d. 2000)
1914 – Arvid Pardo - Maltese diplomat, a.k.a "Father of the Law of the Sea Conference" (d. 1999)
1915 – Lorne Greene - Canadian actor (d. 1987)
1916 – Joseph Alioto - Mayor of San Francisco (d. 1998)
1917 – Raizo Matsuno - Japanese politician (d. 2006)
1918 – Julian Schwinger - American physicist, Nobel laureate (d. 1994)
1919 – Forrest Tucker - American actor (d. 1986)
1920 – William Roscoe Estep - Baptist historian & professor (d. 2000)
1920 – Pran - Indian actor
1922 – Hussein bin Dato' Onn - Malaysian Prime Minister (d. 1990)
1923 – Franco Zeffirelli - Italian film & opera director & designer
1923 – Chaskel Besser - Orthodox rabbi (d. 2010)
1925 – Sir Anthony Berry - British politician (d. 1984)
1926 – Joe Garagiola - American baseball player & announcer
1926 – Charles Van Doren - American quiz show contestant
1930 – Arlen Specter - U.S. Senator from Pennsylvania
1931 – Janwillem van de Wetering - Dutch author
1932 – Axel Jensen - Norwegian author (d. 2003)
1932 – Julian Lincoln Simon - American economist & author (d. 1998)
1934 – Anne Krueger - American economist
1934 – Bill Russell - American basketball player
1934 – Annette Crosbie - Scottish actress
1935 – Gene McDaniels - American singer
1936 – Joe Don Baker - American actor
1936 – Paul Shenar - American actor
1937 – Charles Dumas - American athlete (d. 2004)
1938 – Judy Blume - American author
1938 – Johnny Rutherford - American race car driver
1938 – Peter Temple-Morris - Baron Temple-Morris, British politician
1939 – Ray Manzarek - American keyboardist (The Doors)
1940 – Richard Lynch - American actor
1941 – Naomi Uemura - Japanese adventurer
1942 – Ehud Barak - Prime Minister of Israel
1942 – Pat Dobson - American baseball player (d. 2006)
1944 – Moe Bandy - American singer
1945 – Maud Adams - Swedish actress
1945 – David Friedman - American economist
1946 – Cliff DeYoung - American actor & musician
1946 – Jean Eyeghe Ndong - Prime Minister of Gabon
1946 – Ajda Pekkan - Turkish singer
1947 – Jarnail Singh Bhindranwale - Indian leader of Damdami Taksal (d. 1984)
1948 – Raymond Kurzweil - American inventor & author
1948 – Mike Robitaille - Canadian ice hockey player
1949 – Joaquín Sabina - Spanish singer & songwriter
1950 – Michael Ironside - Canadian actor
1950 – Steve Hackett - English guitarist (Genesis)
1951 – Steven Parent - Manson murder victim (d. 1969)
1952 – Michael McDonald - American musician
1952 – Simon MacCorkindale - British actor
1953 – Joanna Kerns - American actress
1953 – Nabil Shaban - British actor
1953 – Robin Thomas - American actor
1954 – Tzimis Panousis - Greek musician & stand-up comedian
1954 – Philip Zimmermann - American cryptographer
1955 – Arsenio Hall - American actor & talk show host
1955 – Bill Laswell - American bassist & record producer
1955 – Chet Lemon - American baseball player
1956 – Brian Robertson - Scottish musician (Thin Lizzy & Motörhead)
1958 – Grant McLennan - Australian musician (The Go-Betweens) (d. 2006)
1958 – Bobby Smith - Canadian ice hockey player
1959 – Larry Nance - American basketball player
1959 – Dan Puric - Romanian actor, director & writer
1959 – Sigrid Thornton - Australian actress
1960 – George Gray - American professional wrestler
1961 – Jim Harris - Canadian politician
1962 – Jimmy Kirkwood - Irish-born field hockey player
1963 – John Michael Higgins - American actor
1963 – Ed Lover - American radio personality
1967 – Chris McKinstry - Canadian computer scientist
1967 – Chitravina N. Ravikiran - Indian composer & musician
1968 – Josh Brolin - American actor
1968 – Grégory Charles - French Canadian singer, dancer, pianist, radio & television host
1968 – Christopher McCandless - American nomad, subject of biography Into the Wild (d. 1992)
1968 – Chynna Phillips - American singer
1968 – Kyle Vincent - American singer/songwriter
1969 – Darren Aronofsky - American director & writer
1969 – Hong Myung-Bo - Korean footballer
1969 – Meja - Swedish singer
1969 – Brad Werenka - Canadian ice hockey player
1970 – Jim Creeggan - Canadian bassist (Barenaked Ladies)
1970 – Judd Winick - writer & artist
1972 – Ajay Naidu - Indian-American actor
1972 – Owen Nolan - Canadian ice hockey player
1973 – Gianni Romme - Dutch speed skater
1973 – Tara Strong - Canadian voice actress
1974 – Toranosuke Takagi - Japanese race car driver
1974 – Fonzworth Bentley - American hip-hop artist
1975 – Scot Pollard - American basketball player
1976 – Christian Cullen - New Zealand rugby union footballer
1976 – Silvia Saint - Czech pornographic actress
1977 – Jimmy Conrad - American soccer player
1978 – Brett Hodgson - Australian rugby league footballer
1978 – Gethin Jones - Welsh television presenter
1978 – Silver Meikar - Estonian politician
1979 – Richard Barnwell - English footballer
1979 – Antonio Chatman - American football player
1979 – Matt Mauck - American football player
1979 – Jesse Spencer - Australian actor
1980 – Juan Carlos Ferrero - Spanish tennis player
1980 – Sarah Lancaster - American actress
1980 – Christina Ricci - American actress
1981 – Lisa Hannigan - Irish singer
1982 – Louis Tsatoumas - Greek long jumper
1983 – Carlton Brewster - American football player
1984 – Lolly Badcock - English pornographic actress
1984 – Brad Keselowski - American racing car driver
1984 – Peter Vanderkaay - American swimmer
1984 – Aylar Lie - Norwegian model
1984 – Alexandra Dahlström - Swedish actress
1985 – Saskia Burmeister - Australian actress
1988 – Nana Eikura - Japanese actress
1991 – Faisal ibn Hamad Al Khalifah - prince of Bahrain (d. 2006)
1993 – Jennifer Stone - American actress


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February 12 - General (Calendar Date)

February 12th - Basic Facts:
  • February 12 is the 43rd day of the year in the Gregorian calendar.
  • There are 322 days remaining until the end of the year (323 in leap years).
  • The preceding day is February 11
  • Next day is February 13.
February 12th Births (Here)

February 12th Deaths (Here)

February 12 Events:

881 – Pope John VIII crowns Charles the Fat, the King of Italy: Emperor
1429 – Battle of Rouvray (aka Battle of the Herrings) - English forces under Sir John Fastolf defend a supply convoy carrying rations to the army besieging Orleans from attack by the Comte de Clermont & John Stuart.
1502 – Vasco da Gama sets sail from Lisbon, Portugal, on his 2nd voyage to India.
1541 – Santiago, Chile is founded by Pedro de Valdivia.
1554 – Lady Jane Grey is beheaded for treason - a year after claiming the throne of England for 9 days.
1689 – The Convention Parliament convenes & declares that the flight to France in 1688 by James II, the last Roman Catholic British monarch, constitutes an abdication.
1700 – The Great Northern War begins in Northern Europe.
1719 – The Onderlinge van 1719 u.a., the oldest existing life insurance company in the Netherlands is founded.
1733 – James Oglethorpe (Englishman) founds Georgia, the 13th colony of the Thirteen Colonies, & its first city at Savannah (known as Georgia Day).
1771 – Gustav III becomes the King of Sweden.
1816 – The Teatro di San Carlo, the oldest working opera house in Europe, is destroyed by fire.
1817 – An Argentine/Chilean patriotic army defeats Spanish troops on the Battle of Chacabuco - after crossing the Andes.
1818 – Bernardo O'Higgins formally approved the Chilean Declaration of Independence near Concepción, Chile.
1825 – The Creek cede the last of their lands in Georgia to the United States government, & migrate west.
1832 – Ecuador annexes the Galápagos Islands.
1855 – Michigan State University is established.
1870 – Women gain the right to vote in the Utah Territory.
1879 – The first artificial ice rink in North America opens at Gilmore's Park in New York City.
1894 – Anarchist Émile Henry hurls a bomb into Paris's Cafe Terminus, killing one & wounding 20.
1909 – The National Association for the Advancement of Colored People (NAACP) is founded.
1912 – Abdication of Xuantong Emperor of the Manchu Qing dynasty, the last Emperor of China.
1912 – The Republic of China adopts the Gregorian calendar.
1914 – First stone of the Lincoln Memorial is put into place in Washington, D.C.
1924 – Calvin Coolidge becomes the first President of the United States to deliver a political speech on radio.
1934 – The Austrian Civil War begins.
1934 – The Export-Import Bank of the United States is incorporated.
1934 – In Spain the national council of Juntas de Ofensiva Nacional-Sindicalista is inaugurated.
1940 – FBLA-PBL organization is founded.
1946 – Operation Deadlight ends after scuttling 121 of 154 captured U-boats (World War II).
1961 – U.S.S.R. launches Venera 1 towards Venus.
1966 – Sheikh Mujibur Rahman, announces the Six Points in Karachi as the election manifesto of Awami League - later leads to formation of Bangladesh.
1973 – Vietnam War - First United States prisoners of war are released by the Viet Cong.
1974 – Aleksandr Solzhenitsyn is exiled from the Soviet Union.
1976 – Actor Sal Mineo is stabbed to death in West Hollywood.
1990 – Carmen Lawrence - first female Premier in Australian history after she becomes Premier of Western Australia.
1997 – Hwang Jang-yop, secretary in the Workers' Party of Korea & a prime architect of North Korea's Juche doctrine, defects at the South Korean embassy in Beijing along with his aide, Kim Dok-hong.
1999 – President Bill Clinton is acquitted by the United States Senate in his impeachment trial.
2001 – NEAR Shoemaker spacecraft touchdown in the "saddle" region of 433 Eros becoming the first spacecraft to land on an asteroid.
2002 – The trial of former President of Federal Republic of Yugoslavia Slobodan Milošević begins at the United Nations war crimes tribunal in The Hague.
2002 – US Secretary of Energy makes the decision that Yucca Mountain is a suitable site for a deep geological repository for the United States.
2004 – San Francisco, California begins issuing marriage licenses to same-sex couples in response to a directive from Mayor Gavin Newsom.
2007 – A gunman opens fire in a mall in Salt Lake City, killing 5 people wounding 4 others in the Trolley Square shooting.


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