Historical Events on 15th February

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399 - Philosopher Socrates sentenced to death by the city of Athens for corrupting the minds of the youth and of impiety
590 - Khosrau II, the last great Sasanian king is crowned King of Persia
732 - Ho-tse Shen-hui, Zen teacher disputes founder of Northern Ch'an line
1145 - Bernardo elected Pope Eugene III
1313 - Peace of Angleur
1386 - Duke Philip the Stout forms Council of Flanders
1539 - Emperor Charles receives Cardinal Pole in Toledo
1552 - Dutch coast hit by heavy storm
1563 - Russian troops occupy Polotsk Lithuania
1637 - Ferdinand III succeeds Ferdinand II as Holy Roman Emperor
1677 - King Charles II reports anti-French covenant with Netherlands
1686 - Jean Baptiste Lully's opera "Armide," premieres in Paris
1745 - Colley Cibbers "Papal Tyranny," premieres in London
1763 - Austria, Prussia & Saxony sign Treaty of Hubertusburg, marking the end of the French and Indian War and of the Seven Years War
1764 - St. Louis, Missouri founded as a French trading post by Pierre Laclade Ligue
King Charles IIKing Charles II 1768 - 1st mustard manufactured in America advertised, Philadelphia
1775 - Angelo Braschi chosen as Pope Pius VI
1799 - 1st US printed ballots authorized, Pennsylvania
1804 - New Jersey becomes last northern state to abolish slavery
1805 - Harmony Society is officially formed.
1842 - 1st adhesive postage stamps in US (private delivery company), NYC
1845 - William Parsons, Earl of Rosse, 1st uses 72 inch (183 cm) reflector
1848 - Sarah Roberts barred from white school in Boston
1851 - Black abolitionists invade Boston courtroom rescuing a fugitive slave
1852 - Great Ormond St Hospital for Sick Children, London, admits 1st patient
1861 - Ft Point completed & garrisoned (but has never fired cannon in anger)
1862 - Grant's major assault on Ft Donelson, Tennessee
1864 - Fire in Rotterdam Neth damages Museum Boymans
President of the Confederate States of America Jefferson DavisPresident of the Confederate States of America Jefferson Davis 1869 - Charges of Treason against Jefferson Davis are dropped
1870 - Ground broken for Northern Pacific Railway near Duluth, Minn
1876 - Historic Elm at Boston blown down
1879 - Congress authorizes women lawyers to practice before Supreme Ct
1882 - 1st cargo of frozen meat leaves NZ for Britain, on SS Dunedin
1891 - AIK is founded at Biblioteksgatan 8 in Stockholm by Isidor Behrens.
1895 - 23 cm (9 inches) of snow falls on New Orleans
1898 - USS Maine sinks in Havana harbor, cause unknown-258 sailors die
1900 - General French relieves Kimberley/Cecil Rhodes
1900 - British troops relieve Kimberly, South Africa, a city under siege by the Boers since October 1899, during the Boer War.
1902 - Underground railway (U-Bahn)
1903 - 1st Teddy Bear introduced in America, made by Morris & Rose Michtom
1905 - 1st race meet at Oaklawn Park (Hot Springs, Ark)
1906 - British Labour Party founded
1910 - The Boy Scouts of America founded.
1912 - Fram reaches latitude 78° 41' S, farthest south ever by ship
1913 - 1st avant-garde art show in America opens in NYC
1916 - NY Yankees buy Frank "Home Run" Baker from the Athletics for $37,500
1917 - SF Public Library (Main Branch at Civic center) dedicated
1918 - US army troop ship torpedoed & sunk by Germany off Ireland
1918 - Estonia, Latvia & Lithuania adopt Gregorian calendar
1919 - American Legion organizes in Paris
1921 - Arthur Mailey completes 9-121 v England, Australian Test Cricket rec
Inventor and Nobel Laureate Guglielmo MarconiInventor and Nobel Laureate Guglielmo Marconi 1922 - Marconi begins regular broadcasting transmissions from Essex
1924 - A deputation for the South African Indian Congress (SAIC) meets with the Minister of the Interior, Sir Patrick Duncan, and presents him with a memorandum setting out their objections concerning the Class Areas Bill
1926 - Brooks Atkinson Theater opens at 256 W 47th St NYC
1926 - Contract air mail service begins in US
1927 - Silent film "It Girl" is released in the US starring Clara Bow
1930 - Weona beats Toluca in Illinois Basketball Tournament in 10 overtimes
1931 - Spring training site of NY Yankees in St Petersburg is renamed Miller Huggins Field in honor of the team's late manager
1932 - 3rd Winter Olympic games close at Lake Placid, NY
1932 - Aust beat South Africa in cricket by an inn in 5 hrs 53 min playing time
1932 - George Burns & Gracie Allen debuted as regulars on "Guy Lombardo Show"
1932 - John Van Druten's "There's Always Juliet," premieres in NYC
Silent Screen Actress Clara BowSilent Screen Actress Clara Bow 1932 - US bobsled team member Eddie Eagan becomes only athlete to win gold in both Summer & Winter Olympics (1920 boxing gold)
1933 - Karl Radek praises invincible force of German communist party
1933 - Pres-elect Franklin Roosevelt survives assassination attempt
1933 - Social-democratic newspaper "Vorwarts" banned again in Berlin
1936 - -60°F (-51°C), Parshall, North Dakota (state record)
1936 - Hitler announce building of Volkswagens (starting slug-bug game)
1936 - Sonja Henie, Norway, wins 3rd consecutive Olympic figure skating gold
1939 - German battleship Bismarck was launched
1939 - Lillian Hellman's "Little Foxes," premieres in NYC
1941 - Duke Ellington 1st records "Take the A Train"
1942 - German U-boat shells Antillian oil refinery
1942 - Japanese troops march into Palembang, South Sumatra
1942 - WWII: British ruled Singapore surrenders to the Japanese
Jazz-orchestra leader, Composer, Pianist Duke EllingtonJazz-orchestra leader, Composer, Pianist Duke Ellington 1943 - Women's camp Tamtui on Ambon (Moluccas) hit by allied air raid
1944 - 891 British bombers attack Berlin
1944 - Attack begins at Monte Cassino monastery, Italy
1947 - "Toplitzky of Notre Dame" closes at Century Theater NYC after 60 perfs
1948 - Mao Zedong's army occupies Yenan
1949 - Dmitri Shostakovitch' "Song of the Woods," premieres in Leningrad
1950 - KENS TV channel 5 in San Antonio, TX (CBS) begins broadcasting
1950 - WM Inge's "Come Back, Little Sheba," premieres in NYC
1950 - WSYR (now WSTM) TV channel 3 in Syracuse, NY (NBC) begins broadcasting
1950 - Walt Disney's "Cinderella" released
1952 - King George VI is buried in St. George's Chapel at Windsor Castle.
1954 - 1st Bevatron particle accelerator in operation-Berkeley, California
1954 - WRDW TV channel 12 in Augusta, GA (CBS) begins broadcasting
1955 - 1st pilot plant to produce man-made diamonds announced
1956 - Urho Kekkonen appointed president of Finland
Animator Walt DisneyAnimator Walt Disney 1956 - Pirates & KC A's cancel an exhibition game in Birmingham Alabama, because of local ordinance barring black from playing against white
1957 - Andrei A Gromyko succeeds Dmitri Shepilov as Soviet foreign minister
1958 - Ice Dance Championship at Paris won by June Markham/Courtney Jones GRB
1958 - Ice Pairs Championship at Paris won by Barbara Wagner/Rob Paul of CAN
1958 - Ladies Figure Skating Championship in Paris won by Carol Heiss of USA
1958 - Men's Figure Skating Championship in Paris won by David Jenkins USA
1958 - Sjafroeddin Prawiranegara forms anti-government of Middle Sumatra
1959 - Antonio Segni forms Italian government
1959 - Louise Suggs wins LPGA St Petersburg Golf Tournament
1961 - Australia beat West Indies 2-1 in one of best Test Cricket series ever
1961 - Entire US figure skating team of 18, dies in Belgian Sabena 707 crash
1962 - US performs nuclear test at Nevada Test Site
Golfer and Co-Founder of the LPGA Louise SuggsGolfer and Co-Founder of the LPGA Louise Suggs 1963 - 1st US female world figure skating champ (Tenley Albright)
1963 - Ken Lynch records "Misery," 1st Lennon-McCartney song by someone else
1964 - Beatles' "Meet the Beatles!," album goes #1 & stays #1 for 11 weeks
1964 - Bill Bradley scores 51 points for Princeton
1965 - Canada replaces Union Jack flag with Maple Leaf
1965 - John Lennon passes his driving test
1965 - Maple Leaf becomes official flag of Canada
1966 - Kees Verkerk becomes world champion all-round skater
1967 - 1st anti-bootleg recording laws enacted
1967 - D66 (D'66) wins 7 seats in Dutch 2nd Chamber
1967 - Longest dream (REM sleep) on record, Bill Carskadon, Chicago (2:23)
1967 - 24th Golden Globes: A Man for All Seasons, Paul Scofield, & Anouk Aimee win
1968 - Anaheim's Les Salvage scores 10, 3-pt baskets in ABA game vs Denver
Basketball Player/US Senator Bill BradleyBasketball Player/US Senator Bill Bradley 1968 - WVUT TV channel 22 in Vincennes, IN (PBS) begins broadcasting
1970 - Ard Schenk becomes world champion all-round skater
1970 - Carol Mann wins LPGA Burdine's Golf Invitational
1970 - Dominican DC-9 crashes into sea at Santo Domingo, kills 102
1970 - KAMU TV channel 15 in College Station, TX (PBS) begins broadcasting
1970 - Nationalists disrupt UN session on Congo
1971 - After 1,200 years Great Britain abandons 12-shilling system for the decimal currency
1971 - A British soldier dies 7 days after being mortally wounded in an Irish Republican Army attack in North Ireland
1972 - Bill Torrey becomes 1st Islander General Manager
1972 - Dimitrios Papadopoulos becomes metropolitan of Imbros/Tenedos
1972 - Pres Velasco Ibarra of Ecuador deposed for 4th time
1972 - Sound recordings are granted U.S. federal copyright protection for the first time.
1973 - Friendsville Academy (Tenn) ends 138-game basketball losing streak
1973 - USSR launches Prognoz 3 to study sun (589/200,300 km)
1976 - 12th Winter Olympic games close at Innsbruck, Austria
1976 - Joanne Carner wins LPGA Orange Blossom Golf Classic
1976 - 18th Daytona 500: David Pearson wins (152.181 MPH)
1977 - Social-democrats win Danish parliamentary election
1978 - England all out 64 for 1st loss to NZ in cricket (Boycott capt)
Serial Killer Ted BundySerial Killer Ted Bundy 1978 - Escaped mass murderer Ted Bundy recaptured, Pensacola, Fla
1978 - Leon Spinks beats Muhammad Ali in 15 for heavyweight boxing title
1978 - Zaire revises constitution
1979 - 21st Grammy Awards: Just the Way You Are, Taste of Honey wins
1979 - Paul Shirley (21) of Australia, sucked a lifesaver for 4 hrs 40 mins
1979 - Temple City Kazoo Orchestra appears on Mike Douglas Show
1979 - US performs nuclear test at Nevada Test Site
1979 - Los Angeles premiere of Paul Schrader's allegedly fact based "Hardcore"
1980 - Eric Heiden skates Olympic record 500m in 38.03 sec
1980 - Wayne Gretzy assists on NHL-record-tieing 7 goals
1981 - Joanne Carner wins LPGA S&H Golf Classic
1981 - Rocket-powered ice sled attains 399 kph, Lake George, NY
1981 - 23rd Daytona 500: Richard Petty wins (169.651 MPH)
Boxer and Undisputed Heavyweight Champion Leon SpinksBoxer and Undisputed Heavyweight Champion Leon Spinks 1982 - Dan Issel (NBA-Nuggets), begins streak of 63 consecutive free throw
1982 - Ocean Ranger oil-drilling platform lost off Newfoundland, 84 die
1984 - 500,000 Iranian soldiers move into Iraq
1985 - STS 51-E vehicle moves to launch pad
1985 - World chess championship match abandoned-Karpov 25, Kasparov 23
1985 - 35th Berlin International Film Festival: "The Woman and the Stranger" and "Wetherby" win the Golden Bear (tie)
1986 - 44,180 largest NBA crowd to date-Phila at Detroit
1986 - Ferdinand Marcos wins rigged Philippines presidential election
1986 - Philipines National Assembly authorizes 6 more years for Ferdinand Marcos
1987 - ABC-TV begins broadcasting "Amerika" mini-series
1987 - Karlstad skates world record 10km (14:03,92)
1987 - Nikolai Guljajev becomes world champion skater
10th President of the Philippines Ferdinand Marcos10th President of the Philippines Ferdinand Marcos 1987 - Craig Stadler disqualified from Andy Williams Open for kneeling on a towel to make a shot
1987 - 29th Daytona 500: Bill Elliott wins (176.263 MPH)
1988 - US performs nuclear test at Nevada Test Site
1989 - Israel attacks border strip Taba near Egypt
1989 - Soviet military occupation of Afgh nist n ends
1990 - Baseball owners lock out players
1991 - Freighter with dynamite explodes in Phang Nga Thailand, 120 die
1991 - Troy State sets NCAA Div II record with 103 points in 2nd half routing DeVry Institute 187-117
1991 - Daily market volatility as Hussein mentions withdrawal, but Bush calls his offer a "cruel hoax"
1991 - 41st Berlin International Film Festival: "The House of Smiles" wins the Golden Bear
1992 - 100th episode of "Cops" airs on Fox
Serial Killer Jeffrey DahmerSerial Killer Jeffrey Dahmer 1992 - Jeffrey Dahmer found sane & guilty of killing 15 boys
1993 - Bombings by mafia drug lords kill 14 in Bogota, Colombia
1993 - Howard Stern Radio Show premieres in Rochester NY on WNVE 95.1 FM
1994 - US asks Aristide to adopt a peace plan from Haiti
1995 - Burundi premier Anatole Kanyenkiko resigns
1995 - Dow-Jones closes at record 3986.17
1995 - Population of People's Republic of China hits 1.2 billion
1996 - Mortar attack on the US Embassy in Athens, Greece.
1996 - Bill Belichick is fired by the Cleveland Browns, finishing his Cleveland coaching career with a record of 36-44
1996 - At a news conference, American boxer Tommy Morrison said he had contracted HIV
1996 - 46th Berlin International Film Festival: "Sense and Sensibility" wins the Golden Bear
Heavyweight Boxer Tommy MorrisonHeavyweight Boxer Tommy Morrison 1997 - US female Figure Skating championship won by Tara Lipinski
1997 - US male Figure Skating championship won by Todd Eldridge
1998 - Dale Eggeling wins Los Angeles Women's Golf Championship
1998 - 40th Daytona 500: Dale Earnhardt wins (172.712 MPH)
1999 - Abdullah Öcalan, leader of the PKK (Kurdistan Workers Party, widely recognized as terrorist organization), was arrested in Kenya.
1999 - 7th ESPY Awards: Mark McGwire, Chamique Holdsclaw win
2000 - Indian Point II nuclear power plant in New York State vents a small amount of radioactive steam when a steam generator fails.
2001 - First draft of the complete Human Genome is published in Nature
2002 - At the Tri-State Crematory in La Fayette, Georgia, investigators find uncremated bodies disposed of in the woods and buildings on the crematorium's property. The discovery reveals one of the worst incidents of abuse in the funeral service industry.
MLB First Baseman Mark McGwireMLB First Baseman Mark McGwire 2003 - An estimated 6-11 million people around the world take to the streets to protest against war with Iraq
2004 - 53rd NBA All-Star Game: West beats East 136-132 at Los Angeles
2004 - 46th Daytona 500: Dale Earnhardt, Jr. wins (156.341 MPH)
2004 - 57th British Film and Television Awards (BAFTAS): "The Lord of the Rings: The Return of the King" Best Film, Peter Weir Best Director
2005 - YouTube, the popular Internet site on which videos may be shared and viewed by others, is launched in the United States.
2009 - 58th NBA All-Star Game: West beats East 146-119 at Phoenix
2009 - 51st Daytona 500: Matt Kenseth wins (132.816 MPH)
2011 - Libyan protests begin opposing Colonel Muammar al-Gaddafi's rule
2012 - United Kingdom unemployment rate reaches 17 year high of 8.4%
2012 - Fire at Comayagua prison, Honduras, kills 358

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