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February 13 Historical Events

The following events took place on February 13. The list is arranged in chronological order.

Found 49 events. Showing 1 - 30.

  • 1322
    The central tower of Ely Cathedral falls on the night of 12th–13th.
  • 1462
    The Treaty of Westminster is finalised between Edward IV of England and the Scottish Lord of the Isles.
  • 1503
    Challenge of Barletta – tournament between 13 Italian and 13 French knights near Barletta.
  • 1542
    Catherine Howard, the fifth wife of Henry VIII of England, is executed for adultery.
  • 1572
    Elizabeth I of England issues a proclamation which revokes all commissions on account of the frauds which they had fostered.
  • 1575
    Henry III of France is crowned at Reims and marries Louise de Lorraine-Vaudémont on the same day.
  • 1633
    Galileo Galilei arrives in Rome for his trial before the Inquisition.
  • 1660
    With the death of Swedish King Charles X Gustav, the Swedish government begins to seek peace with Sweden’s enemies in the Second Northern War – something that Charles had refused. As his son and successor on the throne, Charles XI, is only four years old, a regency rules Sweden until 1672.
  • 1689
    William and Mary are proclaimed co-rulers of England.
  • 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.
  • 1739
    Battle of Karnal: The army of Iranian ruler Nader Shah defeats the forces of the Mughal emperor of India, Muhammad Shah.
  • 1849
    The delegation headed by Metropolitan bishop Andrei Șaguna 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.
  • 1861
    In Gaeta the capitulation of the fortress decreeing the end of the Kingdom of the Two Sicilies is signed.
  • 1867
    Work begins on the covering of the Senne, burying Brussels’s primary river and creating the modern central boulevards.
  • 1880
    Thomas Edison observes the Edison effect.
  • 1881
    The feminist newspaper La Citoyenne is first published in Paris by the activist Hubertine Auclert.
  • 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.
  • 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.
  • 1920
    The Negro National League is formed.
  • 1931
    New Delhi becomes the capital of British Raj.
  • 1934
    The Soviet steamship SS Chelyuskin sinks in the Arctic Ocean.
  • 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.
  • 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.
  • 1951
    Korean War: Battle of Chipyong-ni, which represented the “high-water mark” of the Chinese incursion into South Korea, commences.
  • 1954
    Frank Selvy becomes the only NCAA Division I basketball player ever to score 100 points in a single game.
  • 1955
    Israel obtains four of the seven Dead Sea Scrolls.
  • 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.
  • 1961
    An allegedly 500,000-year-old rock is discovered near Olancha, California, US, that appears to anachronistically encase a spark plug.

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