February 1, 1972 in History

Day of the Week: Tuesday

Events in History

  • 1st scientific hand-held calculator (HP-35) introduced ($395)
  • 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)
  • Kuala Lumpur becomes a city by a royal charter granted by the Yang di-Pertuan Agong of Malaysia.
  • The Ministry of Defence also issues a detailed account of the British Army's version of events during 'Bloody Sunday'