Historical Events on 1st February

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772 - Adrian I begins his reign as Catholic Pope
1327 - Teenaged Edward III is crowned King of England, but the country is ruled by his mother Queen Isabella and her lover Roger Mortimer.
1539 - Emperor Karel & King Francois I sign anti-English treaty
1587 - Queen Elizabeth I of England signs death warrant for Mary Stuart, Queen of Scots
1662 - Dutch garrison on Formosa surrenders to Chinese pirates
1669 - French King Louis XIV limits freedom of religion
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.
1717 - Henri d'Aguesseau's 1st appointment as chancellor of France
1720 - Sweden and Prussia sign peace treaty
1732 - Parliament of Ratisborn accept Pragmatic Sanctions
1742 - Sardinia and Austria sign alliance
1783 - William Herschel announces star Lambda Herculis as apex
1788 - 1st US steamboat patent issued, by Georgia to Briggs & Longstreet
1789 - Chinese troops driven out of Vietnam capital Thang Long
1790 - Supreme Court convenes for 1st time (NYC)
1793 - France declares war on Great Britain and Netherlands
Astronomer William HerschelAstronomer William Herschel 1793 - Patent granted Ralph Hodgson, NY, for oiled silk & linen
1796 - The capital of Upper Canada is moved from Newark to York.
1809 - Dutch King Louis Napoleon accepts metric system
1810 - 1st insurance co managed by blacks (American Insurance Co of Phila)
1810 - Seville, Spain surrenders to French
1810 - US Population: 7,239,881, Black population: 1,377,808 (19%)
1814 - Lord Byron's "Corsair" sells 10,000 copies on day of publication
1814 - Volcano Mayon on Luzon Philippines erupts killing 1,200
1840 - Baltimore College of Dental Surgery, 1st in US, incorporated
1846 - Theophile Gautier publishes "Hashish Club" about his initiation
1856 - Auburn University is chartered as the East Alabama Male College.
1860 - 1st rabbi to open House of Representatives, Morris Raphall of NYC
1861 - Dike breaks in Gelderland, Netherlands
1861 - Texas secedes from the Union (US Civil War)
1862 - Julia Howe publishes "Battle Hymn of Republic"
1864 - -Feb 8th] Battle of Yazoo River, MS
1864 - 2nd German-Danish war begins
1864 - Austrian and Prussian troops occupy Schleswig-Holstein
1865 - 13th amendment approved (National Freedom Day)
Union General William Tecumseh ShermanUnion General William Tecumseh Sherman 1865 - General Sherman's march through South Carolina begins
1865 - JS Rock, 1st black lawyer to practice in Supreme Ct, admitted to bar
1867 - Bricklayers start working 8-hour days
1871 - Jefferson Long of Georgia is 1st black to make an official speech in House of Reps (opposing leniency to former Confederates)
1880 - The first edition of theatrical newspaper The Stage is published.
1881 - US Assay Office in St Louis, Missouri authorized
1883 - French lt-col Gustave Borgnis-Desbordes reaches Bamako on the Niger
1884 - 1st volume of the Oxford English Dictionary, A-Ant, published
1887 - Harvey Wilcox of Ks subdivides 120 acres he owned in Southern California & starts selling it off as a real estate development (Hollywood)
1892 - Mrs William Astor invites 400 guests to a grand ball at her mansion thus beginning use of "400" to describe socially elite
1893 - Puccini's Opera "Manon Lescaut," premieres in Turin
Inventor Thomas EdisonInventor Thomas Edison 1893 - Thomas Edison complete's worlds 1st movie studio (West Orange NJ)
1896 - Giacomo Puccini's Opera "La Boheme," premieres in Turin
1897 - Shinhan Bank, the oldest bank in South Korea, opens in Seoul.
1898 - 1st auto insurance policy in US issued, by Travelers Insurance Co
1902 - China's empress Tzu-hsi forbids binding woman's feet
1902 - Hermann Sudermanns "Es lebe das Leben," premieres in Berlin
1902 - US Secretary of State Hay protests granting Russia exclusive privileges in China, on ground that it runs contrary to the 'open door' policy granting all nations equal rights there
1905 - Hague soccer team ADO froms
1905 - Hungarian premier Count István Tisza resigns
1906 - 1st federal penitentiary building completed, Leavenworth, Kansas
1906 - Dorothy Grey, wife of British Foreign Secretary Edward Grey fatally injured
Composer Giacomo PucciniComposer Giacomo Puccini 1908 - King Carlos I of Portugal and his hier, Prince Luis Filipe are assassinated by Republican sympathisers in Terreiro do Paco, Lisbon.
1909 - US Assay Office in Salt Lake City, Utah opens
1909 - US forces withdraw from Cuba after liberal Jose Miguel Gomez becomes president; ensuing political instability will bring a threat of US intervention in 1912
1910 - 1st British labour exchange opens
1910 - Dragoumis government forms in Greece
1914 - NY Giants & Chicago White Sox play an exhibition baseball game in Egypt
1914 - Pennsylvania State Board of [motion picture] censors appointed
1914 - Tanganyika Railway opens
1917 - German Admiral Tirpitz announces unlimited submarine war
1918 - Franz Lehars opera "Wo die Lerche singt," premieres in Budapest
1918 - Kern, Bolton & Wodehouse's musical premieres in NYC
1918 - Russia adopts Gregorian calender (becomes Feb 14)
1919 - Dodgers trade Jake Daubert to Reds for Tommy Griffith Daubert
1920 - 1st commercial armored car introduced (St Paul Minn)
1920 - Soccer team Quick Boys forms
1920 - Royal Canadian Mounted Police forms as Royal Northwest Mounted Police merge with Dominion Police
1923 - Allied ultimatum on Lithuanian occupation of Memel
Italian Dictator Benito MussoliniItalian Dictator Benito Mussolini 1923 - Fascists Voluntary Militia forms in Italy under Benito Mussolini
1923 - Noel Coward's "Young Idea," premieres in London
1924 - Amsterdam's Netherlands Press Museum opens
1924 - Ramsay MacDonald's incoming Labour government formally recognizes the Soviet Union
1924 - Soccer team VSV Tonido forms in Voorburg
1925 - 1st national conference of KPD's Rotfrontkämpferbund in Berlin
1926 - Kirghiz Autonomous Region in RSFSR becomes Kirghiz ASSR
1926 - Land at Broadway & Wall Street sold at a record $7 per sq inch
1929 - 1st clean & jerk of 400 lbs (182 kg), Charles Rigoulet, 402½ lbs
1929 - "The Broadway Melody" directed by Harry Beaumont and starring Bessie Love is released. 1st sound film to win an Oscar (Outstanding Picure 1930)
1930 - Arnold Schönbergs opera, Von heute auf Morgen premieres in Frankfurt
1932 - Bradman makes 299* vs South Africa, runs out partner going for 300th
Cricket Legend Donald BradmanCricket Legend Donald Bradman 1933 - Colonial government arrests Anton de Kom in Paramaribo Suriname
1933 - Dutch bishops forbid membership of non-catholic unions
1933 - German Parliament disolves, Gen Ludendorf predicts catastrophe
1934 - Austrian Chancellor Dollfuss dissolves all political parties but his
1935 - 1st "March of Time" newsreel premieres at the Capitol
1935 - James T Farrell finishes his "Studs Lonigan" trilogy
1937 - Stapleton, Staten Island becomes a customs-free port
1940 - Russia begins new offensive against Finland
1940 - NBC performs the first inter-city television broadcast from its station in New York City to another in Schenectady, New York by General Electric relay antennas.
1941 - US female Figure Skating championship won by Jane Vaughn
1941 - US male Figure Skating championship won by Eugene Turner
1942 - 2nd Norwegian government of Quisling forms
1943 - German occupiers make Vidkun Quisling Norwegian premier
1943 - Mussert forms pro-Nazi shadow cabinet in Netherlands
1944 - Supreme Soviet enlarges Soviet republics' autonomy
1944 - US 7th Infantry/4th Marine Division lands on Kwajalein/Roi/Namur
1945 - US Army arrives at Siegfriedlinie
1946 - Republic of Hungary proclaimed, Zolt n Tildy as communist president
1946 - Trygve Lie, a Norwegian socialist, becomes 1st Sec-Gen of UN
1947 - Aleide de Gasperi forms Italian government of christian-dems & communists
1947 - Dmitri Shostakovitch named professor at conservatory of Leningrad
1947 - NV United Dutch Fokker's Aircraft established
1948 - Federation of Malaysia forms from 9 sultanates
1948 - Palestine Post building in Jerusalem bombed
1949 - 200" (5.08-m) Hale telescope 1st used [See June 3, 1948]
1949 - RCA releases 1st single record ever (45 rpm)
1950 - USSR demands condemnation of Emperor Hirohito for war crimes
1950 - Urko Kekkonen elected president of Finland
1951 - -50°F (-46°C), Gavilan, New Mexico (state record)
1951 - 1st X-ray moving picture process demonstrated
1951 - 1st telecast of atomic explosion
1951 - Alfred Krupp & 28 other German war criminals freed
1951 - UN condemns People's Republic of China as aggressor in Korea
1951 - US performs nuclear test at Nevada Test Site
1952 - General strike against French colonial management in Tunisia
1952 - SN Behrman's "Jane," premieres in NYC
1953 - "General Electric Theater" premieres on CBS TV; Ronald Reagan later hosts
Broadcast Journalist Walter CronkiteBroadcast Journalist Walter Cronkite 1953 - "You Are There" with Walter Cronkite premieres on CBS television
1953 - Dr A de Waal appointed as Neth 1st female asst sect of state
1953 - Flooding in Netherlands kills 1,835
1953 - WEEK TV channel 25 in Peoria, IL (NBC) begins broadcasting
1954 - 1st TV soap opera "Secret Storm" premieres
1954 - Scapino Ballet Studio in Amsterdam destroyed by fire
1954 - Soccer team The County froms in Doetinchem
1954 - 42nd Women's Australian Championships: Thelma Coyne Long beats Jenny Staley (6-3, 6-4)
1954 - 42nd Men's Australian Championships: Mervyn Rose beats Rex Hartwig (6-2, 0-6, 6-4, 6-2)
1955 - HC Hansen appointed premier of Denmark
1956 - Hague Daily Newspaper reveals war crimes of Hague mayor Schokking
1956 - WSAV TV channel 3 in Savannah, GA (NBC) begins broadcasting
1957 - 1st black pilot (PH Young) on a US scheduled passenger airline
1957 - Gijsbert of Hall appointed mayor of Amsterdam
1957 - Felix Wankel's first working prototype DKM 54 of the Wankel engine was running at the NSU research and development department Versuchsabteilung TX in Germany
1958 - 1st US satellite (Explorer I) launched
1958 - Egypt & Syria announce plans to merge into United Arab Republic
1958 - WFTV TV channel 9 in Orlando, FL (ABC) begins broadcasting
1959 - Swiss men vote against voting rights for women
1959 - Texas Instruments requests patent of IC (Integrated Circuit)
1959 - US female Figure Skating championship won by Carol Heiss
1959 - US male Figure Skating championship won by David Jenkins
1959 - WVUE TV channel 8 in New Orleans, LA (ABC) begins broadcasting
1959 - Wiffi Smith wins LPGA Havana Golf Tournament
1959 - Zack Wheat unanimously elected to baseball Hall of Fame
1960 - 4 students stage 1st civil rights sit-in, at Greensboro NC Woolworth
Tennis Player Rod LaverTennis Player Rod Laver 1960 - 48th Australian Mens Tennis: Rod Laver beats N Fraser (57 36 63 86 86)
1960 - Extreme right-wing rebels in Algiers surrender
1960 - 48th Women's Australian Championships: Margaret Court beats Jan Lehane (7-5, 6-2)
1960 - 48th Men's Australian Championships: Rod Laver beats Neale Fraser (5-7, 3-6, 6-3, 8-6, 8-6)
1961 - 1st full-scale test of US Minuteman ICBM is successful
1961 - British minister Enoch Powell makes medical insurance more expensive
1961 - Mackay & Kline hang on for 100 mins for cricket draw vs West Indies
1962 - "New Faces of '62" opens at Alvin Theater NYC for 28 performances
1962 - NL releases its 1st 162-game schedule
1963 - Nyasaland (now Malawi) becomes self-governing under Hastings Banda
1964 - "Stop the World, I Want to..." closes at Shubert NYC after 556 perf
1964 - Beatles' "I Want to Hold Your Hand," 1st #1 hit, stays #1 for 7 weeks
1964 - Indiana Governor Mathew Walsh tries to ban "Louie Louie" for obscenity
1964 - Suriname River dammed
1965 - Dutch Queen Juliana opens Brienenoord Bridge in Rotterdam
Clergyman and Civil Rights Activist Martin Luther King Jr.Clergyman and Civil Rights Activist Martin Luther King Jr. 1965 - Martin Luther King Jr. & 700 demonstrators arrested in Selma Ala
1965 - Peter Jennings, 26, becomes anchor of ABC's nightly news
1965 - NL adopts emergency team replacement plan to restock any club struck by disaster
1965 - 53rd Women's Australian Championships: Margaret Court beats Maria Bueno (5-7, 6-4, 5-2 ret.)
1965 - 53rd Men's Australian Championships: Roy Emerson beats Fred Stolle (7-9, 2-6, 6-4, 7-5, 6-1)
1967 - Severe brush fires in Tasmania destroy $11 million & 60 lives
1967 - WCLP TV channel 18 in Chatsworth, GA (PBS) begins broadcasting
1968 - Former US VP Richard Nixon announces candidacy for president
1968 - Vince Lombardi resigns as coach of Green Bay Packers
1968 - World trade conference Unctad 2 opens in New Delhi
General Nguyễn Ngọc Loan summarily executes Viet Cong prisoner Nguyễn Văn LémGeneral Nguyễn Ngọc Loan summarily executes Viet Cong prisoner Nguyễn Văn Lém

1968 - Saigon police chief Nguyễn Ngọc Loan executes Viet Cong officer Nguyễn Văn Lém with a pistol shot to head. The execution is captured by photographer Eddie Adams and becomes an anti-war icon.
Rocker Jim MorrisonRocker Jim Morrison 1969 - Jim Morrison arrested for exposing himself in concert
1969 - US female Figure Skating championship won by Janet Lynn
1969 - US male Figure Skating championship won by Tim Wood
1969 - WPGH TV channel 53 in Pittsburgh, PA (IND) begins broadcasting
1970 - Ford Frick, Earle Combs & Jesse Haines elected to Hall of Fame
1970 - Stalled commuter train rammed by express in Argentina, 139 die
1970 - WMAA TV channel 29 in Jackson, MS (PBS) begins broadcasting
1970 - West-Germany & USSR sign gas contract
1970 - Northern Ireland PM Chichester-Clark meets British Home Secretary James Callaghan to discuss the economy of Northern Ireland
1972 - 1st scientific hand-held calculator (HP-35) introduced ($395)
1972 - Wings release "Give Ireland Back to the Irish" in UK
1972 - Kuala Lumpur becomes a city by a royal charter granted by the Yang di-Pertuan Agong of Malaysia.
1972 - British Prime Minister Edward Heath announces the appointment of Lord Chief Justice Lord Widgery to undertake an inquiry into the 13 deaths on 'Bloody Sunday' (30 January 1972)
1972 - The Ministry of Defence also issues a detailed account of the British Army's version of events during 'Bloody Sunday'
1972 - 1972 NFL Draft: Walt Patulski from University of Notre Dame first pick by Buffalo Bills
1973 - Monte Irvin elected to baseball Hall of Fame
1974 - "Good Times" (spinoff from "Maude") premieres on CBS TV
1974 - Kuala Lumpur is declared a Federal Territory.
1975 - "Hoppy, Gene & Me" by Roy Rogers peaks at #65
1975 - "Men on the Moon" closes at Little Theater NYC after 5 performances
1975 - 1st successful Wash Cap penalty shot, Ken Lockett vs Vancouver Canucks
1975 - Lorne Henning scores on 3rd Islander penalty shot
1975 - Otis Francis Tabler is 1st open homosexual to get security clearance to work for the Defense Department
1976 - "Rich Man, Poor Man" mini-series premieres on ABC TV
1976 - Judy Rankin wins LPGA Burdine's Golf Invitational

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