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What Happened on February 13th This Day in History

Year Name
2017 Kim Jong-nam, brother of North Korean dictator Kim Jong-Un, is assassinated at Kuala Lumpur International Airport.
2012 The European Space Agency (ESA) conducted the first launch of the European Vega rocket from Europe's spaceport in Kourou, French Guiana.
2011 For the first time in more than 100 years the Umatilla, an American Indian tribe, are able to hunt and harvest a bison just outside Yellowstone National Park, restoring a centuries-old tradition guaranteed by a treaty signed in 1855.
2010 A bomb explodes in the city of Pune, Maharashtra, India, killing 17 and injuring 60 more.
2008 Australian Prime Minister Kevin Rudd makes a 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 on charges of embezzlement during his tenure as the mayor of Taipei; Ma also announces his candidacy for the 2008 presidential election.
2004 The Harvard⿿Smithsonian Center for Astrophysics announces the discovery of the universe's largest known diamond, white dwarf star BPM 37093. Astronomers named this star "Lucy" after The Beatles' song "Lucy in the Sky with Diamonds".
2001 An earthquake measuring 7.6 on the Richter magnitude scale hits El Salvador, killing at least 944.
1996 The Nepalese Civil War is initiated in the Kingdom of Nepal by the Communist Party of Nepal (Maoist-Centre).
1991 Gulf War: Two laser-guided "smart bombs" destroy the Amiriyah shelter in Baghdad. Allied forces said the bunker was being used as a military communications outpost, but over 400 Iraqi civilians inside were killed.
1990 German reunification: An agreement is reached on a two-stage plan to reunite Germany.
1984 Konstantin Chernenko succeeds the late Yuri Andropov as general secretary of the Communist Party of the Soviet Union.
1983 A cinema fire in Turin, Italy, kills 64 people.
1981 A series of sewer explosions destroys more than two miles of streets in Louisville, Kentucky.
1979 An intense windstorm strikes western Washington and sinks a 1/2-mile-long section of the Hood Canal Bridge.
1978 Hilton bombing: a bomb explodes in a refuse truck outside the Hilton Hotel in Sydney, Australia, killing two refuse collectors and a policeman.
1975 Fire at the World Trade Center in New York.
1967 American researchers discover the Madrid Codices by Leonardo da Vinci in the National Library of Spain.
1961 An allegedly 500,000-year-old rock is discovered near Olancha, California, US, that appears to anachronistically encase a spark plug.
1960 With the success of a nuclear test codenamed "Gerboise Bleue", France becomes the fourth country to possess nuclear weapons.
1960 Black college students stage the first of the Nashville sit-ins at three lunch counters in Nashville, Tennessee.
1955 Israel obtains four of the seven Dead Sea Scrolls.
1954 Frank Selvy becomes the only NCAA Division I basketball player ever to score 100 points in a single game.
1951 Korean War: Battle of Chipyong-ni, which represented the "high-water mark" of the Chinese incursion into South Korea, commences.
1945 World War II: The siege of Budapest concludes with the unconditional surrender of German and Hungarian forces to the Red Army.
1945 World War II: Royal Air Force bombers are dispatched to Dresden, Germany to attack the city with a massive aerial bombardment.
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.
1931 The British Raj completes its transfer from Calcutta to New Delhi.
1920 The Negro National League is formed.
1914 Copyright: In New York City the American Society of Composers, Authors and Publishers is established to protect the copyrighted musical compositions of its members.
1913 The 13th Dalai Lama proclaims Tibetan independence following a period of domination by Manchu Qing dynasty and initiated a period of almost four decades of independence.
1880 Thomas Edison observes Thermionic emission.
1867 Work begins on the covering of the Senne, burying Brussels's primary river and creating the modern central boulevards.
1861 Italian unification: The Siege of Gaeta ends with the capitulation of the defending fortress, effectively bringing an end of the Kingdom of the Two Sicilies.
1849 The delegation headed by Metropolitan bishop Andrei ȿaguna hands out to the Emperor Franz Joseph I of Austria the General Petition of Romanian leaders in Transylvania, Banat and Bukovina, which demands that the Romanian nation be recognized.
1755 Treaty of Giyanti signed by VOC, Pakubuwono III and Prince Mangkubumi. The treaty divides the Javanese kingdom of Mataram into 2: Sunanate of Surakarta and Sultanate of Yogyakarta.
1692 Massacre of Glencoe: Almost 80 Macdonalds at Glen Coe, Scotland are killed early in the morning for not promptly pledging allegiance to the new king, William of Orange.
1689 William and Mary are proclaimed co-rulers of England.
1660 With the accession of young Charles XI of Sweden, his regents begin negotiations to end the Second Northern War.
1633 Galileo Galilei arrives in Rome for his trial before the Inquisition.
1542 Catherine Howard, the fifth wife of Henry VIII of England, is executed for adultery.
1503 Challenge of Barletta: Tournament between 13 Italian and 13 French knights near Barletta.
1462 The Treaty of Westminster is finalised between Edward IV of England and the Scottish Lord of the Isles.
1322 The central tower of Ely Cathedral falls on the night of 12th⿿13th.
962 Emperor Otto I and Pope John XII co-sign the Diploma Ottonianum, recognizing John as ruler of Rome.
951 Guo Wei, a court official, leads a military coup and declares himself emperor of the new Later Zhou.
Famous People Born on February 13

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Year Name
1960 Pierluigi Collina, Italian footballer and referee
1985 Kwak Ji-min, South Korean actress
1902 Harold Lasswell, American political scientist and theorist (d. 1978)
1947 Kevin Bloody Wilson, Australian comedian, singer-songwriter, and guitarist
1972 Charlie Garner, American football player
1867 Harold Mahony, Scottish-Irish tennis player (d. 1905)
1979 Rafael Márquez, Mexican footballer
1923 Michael Anthony Bilandic, American soldier, judge, and politician, 49th Mayor of Chicago (d. 2002)
1962 Baby Doll, American wrestler and manager
1944 Stockard Channing, American actress
Famous People Deaths On February 13

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Date Name
1732 Charles-René d'Hozier, French historian and author (b. 1640)
1539 Isabella d'Este, Italian noblewoman (b. 1474)
1351 Kō no Morofuyu, Japanese general
1976 Murtala Mohammed, Nigerian general and politician, 4th President of Nigeria (b. 1938)
1952 Josephine Tey, Scottish author and playwright (b. 1896)
2000 James Cooke Brown, American sociologist and author (b. 1921)
2005 Nelson Briles, American baseball player and sportscaster (b. 1943)
2017 Ricardo Arias Calderón, Panamanian politician, Vice President (1990-1992) (b. 1933)
1973 Marinus Jan Granpré Molière, Dutch architect and educator (b. 1883)
1984 Cheong Eak Chong, Singaporean entrepreneur (b. 1888)