Historical Events on February 1, Special Events on This Day

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What Happened on February 1st This Day in History

Year Name
2013 The Shard, the tallest building in the European Union, is opened to the public.
2012 Seventy-four people are killed and over 500 injured as a result of clashes between fans of Egyptian football teams Al Masry and Al Ahly in the city of Port Said.
2009 The first cabinet of Jóhanna Sigurðardóttir was formed in Iceland, making her the country's first female prime minister and the world's first openly gay head of government.
2005 King Gyanendra of Nepal carries out a coup d'état to capture the democracy, becoming Chairman of the Councils of ministers.
2004 Hajj pilgrimage stampede: In a stampede at the Hajj pilgrimage in Saudi Arabia, 251 people are trampled to death and 244 injured.
2003 Space Shuttle Columbia disintegrated during the reentry of mission STS-107 into the Earth's atmosphere, killing all seven astronauts aboard.
2002 Daniel Pearl, American journalist and South Asia Bureau Chief of the Wall Street Journal, kidnapped January 23, 2002, is beheaded and mutilated by his captors.
1998 Rear Admiral Lillian E. Fishburne becomes the first female African American to be promoted to rear admiral.
1996 The Communications Decency Act is passed by the U.S. Congress.
1992 The Chief Judicial Magistrate of Bhopal court declares Warren Anderson, ex-CEO of Union Carbide, a fugitive under Indian law for failing to appear in the Bhopal disaster case.
1991 A runway collision between USAir Flight 1493 and SkyWest Flight 5569 at Los Angeles International Airport results in the deaths of 34 people, and injuries to 30 others.
1989 The Western Australian towns of Kalgoorlie and Boulder amalgamate to form the City of Kalgoorlie⿿Boulder.
1979 Iranian Ayatollah Ruhollah Khomeini returns to Tehran after nearly 15 years of exile.
1974 A fire in the 25-story Joelma Building in São Paulo, Brazil kills 189 and injures 293.
1972 Kuala Lumpur becomes a city by a royal charter granted by the Yang di-Pertuan Agong of Malaysia.
1968 Vietnam War: The execution of Viet Cong officer Nguyỿn VĿn Lém by South Vietnamese National Police Chief Nguyỿn Ngọc Loan is recorded on motion picture film, as well as in an iconic still photograph taken by Eddie Adams.
1968 Canada's three military services, the Royal Canadian Navy, the Canadian Army and the Royal Canadian Air Force, are unified into the Canadian Forces.
1968 The New York Central Railroad and the Pennsylvania Railroad are merged to form Penn Central Transportation.
1965 The Hamilton River in Labrador, Canada is renamed the Churchill River in honour of Winston Churchill.
1964 The Beatles have their first number one hit in the United States with "I Want to Hold Your Hand".
1960 Four black students stage the first of the Greensboro sit-ins at a lunch counter in Greensboro, North Carolina.
1953 North Sea flood of 1953 is caused by a heavy storm which occurred overnight, 31 January-1 February 1953; floods strike the Netherlands, Belgium and the U.K.
1946 Trygve Lie of Norway is picked to be the first United Nations Secretary-General.
1946 The Parliament of Hungary abolishes the monarchy after nine centuries, and proclaims the Hungarian Republic.
1942 World War II: Josef Terboven, Reichskommissar of German-occupied Norway, appoints Vidkun Quisling the Minister President of the National Government.
1942 World War II: U.S. Navy conducts Marshalls⿿Gilberts raids, the first offensive action by the United States against Japanese forces in the Pacific Theater.
1942 Voice of America, the official external radio and television service of the United States government, begins broadcasting with programs aimed at areas controlled by the Axis powers.
1942 Mao Zedong makes a speech on "Reform in Learning, the Party and Literature", which puts into motion the Yan'an Rectification Movement.
1924 The United Kingdom recognizes the USSR.
1918 Russia adopts the Gregorian calendar.
1908 Lisbon Regicide: King Carlos I of Portugal and Infante Luis Filipe are shot dead in Lisbon.
1897 Shinhan Bank, the oldest bank in South Korea, opens in Seoul.
1896 La bohème premieres in Turin at the Teatro Regio (Turin), conducted by the young Arturo Toscanini.
1895 Fountains Valley, Pretoria, the oldest nature reserve in Africa, is proclaimed by President Paul Kruger.
1893 Thomas A. Edison finishes construction of the first motion picture studio, the Black Maria in West Orange, New Jersey.
1884 The first volume (A to Ant) of the Oxford English Dictionary is published.
1865 President Abraham Lincoln signs the Thirteenth Amendment to the United States Constitution.
1864 Second Schleswig War: Prussian forces crossed the border into Schleswig, starting the war.
1861 American Civil War: Texas secedes from the United States.
1835 Slavery is abolished in Mauritius.
1814 Mayon in the Philippines erupts, killing around 1,200 people, the most devastating eruption of the volcano.
1796 The capital of Upper Canada is moved from Newark to York.
1793 French Revolutionary Wars: France declares war on the United Kingdom and the Netherlands.
1713 The Kalabalik or Tumult in Bendery results from the Ottoman sultan's order that his unwelcome guest, King Charles XII of Sweden, be seized.
1662 The Chinese general Koxinga seizes the island of Taiwan after a nine-month siege.
1411 The First Peace of Thorn is signed in Thorn (Toruſ), Monastic State of the Teutonic Knights (Prussia).
1329 King John of Bohemia captures MedvĿgalis, an important fortress of the pagan Grand Duchy of Lithuania, and baptizes 6,000 of its defenders.
1327 The teenaged Edward III is crowned King of England, but the country is ruled by his mother Queen Isabella and her lover Roger Mortimer.
481 Vandal king Huneric organises a conference between Catholic and Arian bishops at Carthage.
Famous People Born on February 1

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Year Name
1910 Ngapoi Ngawang Jigme, Chinese general and politician (d. 2009)
1868 ȿtefan Luchian, Romanian painter and illustrator (d. 1917)
1261 Walter de Stapledon, English bishop and politician, Lord High Treasurer (d. 1326)
1904 S.J. Perelman, American humorist and screenwriter (d. 1979)
1764 George Duff, Scottish captain (d. 1805)
1917 Eiji Sawamura, Japanese baseball player and soldier (d. 1944)
1917 José Luis Sampedro, Spanish economist and author (d. 2013)
1890 Nikolai Reek, Estonian general and politician, 11th Estonian Minister of War (d. 1942)
1920 Zao Wou-Ki, Chinese-French painter (d. 2013)
1918 Muriel Spark, Scottish playwright and poet (d. 2006)
Famous People Deaths On February 1

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Date Name
850 Ramiro I, king of Asturias
2013 Cecil Womack, American singer-songwriter and producer (b. 1947)
1733 Augustus II the Strong, Polish king (b. 1670)
1989 Elaine de Kooning, American painter and academic (b. 1918)
1590 Lawrence Humphrey, English theologian and academic (b. 1527)
1851 Mary Shelley, English novelist and playwright (b. 1797)
2014 Rene Ricard, American poet, painter, and critic (b. 1946)
1981 Geirr Tveitt, Norwegian pianist and composer (b. 1908)
2014 Maximilian Schell, Austrian-Swiss actor, director, producer, and screenwriter (b. 1930)
1761 Pierre François Xavier de Charlevoix, French priest and historian (b. 1682)