On This Day in History for February 13 (Part 2)

Events in History

Events 101 - 147 of 147

  • 1979 Washington State's Hood Canal Bridge breaks up in windstorm
  • 1979 Formation of Guardian Angels crime fighters in New York City
  • 1980 Apollo Computer Inc incorporated
  • 1981 Longest sentence published by NY Times-1286 words
  • 1981 A series of sewer explosions destroys more than two miles of streets in Louisville, Kentucky.
  • 1981 31st Berlin International Film Festival: "Hurry, Hurry!" wins the Golden Bear
  • 1982 Dark Side of the Moon is in charts for 402nd week
  • 1984 6 year old Texan Stormie Jones gets 1st heart & liver transplant
  • 1984 Konstantin Chernenko succeeds Yuri Andropov as USSR leader
  • 1985 Dow Jones closes at 1297.92 (record high) after topping 1300 earlier
  • 1985 Polish police arrests 7 Solidarity leaders
  • 1987 Tigers' Jack Morris awarded $1.85 million salary by arbitrator
  • 1988 Christine Wachtel runs world record 800m indoor (1:56:40)
  • 1988 European Community plans removal of internal boundaries on Jan 1, 1992
  • 1988 Ronald Weigel runs unofficial world record speed walking (18:11.41)
  • 1989 Kidnapped Belgian Premier Vanden Boeynants freed
  • 1989 Salvadoran army attacks Encuentros hospital, rapes, kills patients
  • 1990 50 killed at Inkatha-UDF battle in Natal, South Africa
  • 1990 US, Britain & France give Germany OK to reunify
  • 1991 Syria tells Germany they are ready to recognize Israel
  • 1991 US bombs Iraqi air raid shelter, killing 334
  • 1991 US air raid on the Amiriyah shelter in Baghdad kills more than 408 civilians
  • 1992 Jose Canseco repeatedly rams his Porsche into wife Esther's BMW
  • 1992 42nd Berlin International Film Festival: "Grand Canyon" wins the Golden Bear
  • 1993 Ljubow Kremljowa runs world record 1000m indoor (2:34:84)
  • 1993 Merlene Ottey runs world record 200m indoor (21.87 sec)
  • 1994 Inna Lassovskaya jumps world record 14.9m
  • 1994 Johann Olav Koss skates world record 5000m 6:34,96
  • 1994 Ship disaster near Ranong Thailand, kills 200
  • 1995 Howard Stern radio show premieres in San Diego CA on XTRA-FM
  • 1995 West Indies beat NZ by innings & 332, Courtney Walsh 13-55
  • 1995 3rd ESPY Awards: Steve Young, Bonnie Blair win
  • 1996 Howard Stern announces he will be making the film "Private Parts"
  • 1997 Discovery captures Hubble Space Telescope

Event of interestEvent of Interest

1997 47th Berlin International Film Festival: "The People vs. Larry Flynt" wins the Golden Bear

Magazine Publisher Larry Flynt
Magazine Publisher
Larry Flynt

Event of interestEvent of Interest

2000 The last original "Peanuts" comic strip appears in newspapers one day after Charles M. Schulz dies.

Cartoonist Charles M. Schulz
Charles M. Schulz
  • 2001 An earthquake measuring 6.6 on the Richter Scale hits El Salvador, killing at least 400.
  • 2004 The Harvard-Smithsonian Center for Astrophysics discovers the universe's largest known diamond, white dwarf star BPM 37093.
  • 2007 Taiwan opposition leader Ma Ying-jeou resigns as the chairman of the Kuomintang party after being indicted by the Taiwan High Prosecutors Office on charges of embezzlement during his tenure as the mayor of Taipei; Ma also announces his candidacy for the 2008 presidential election.
  • 2008 Australian Prime Minister Kevin Rudd makes an historic apology to the Indigenous Australians and the Stolen Generations.
  • 2009 Unix time passed 1,234,567,890 seconds February 13, 2009 at exactly 23:31:30 (UTC).
  • 2009 The Dutch Statistics agency confirms the Netherlands are in recession
  • 2010 A bombing at the German Bakery in Pune, India, kills 10 and injures 60 more.
  • 2013 16 Muslim insurgents are killed in an attack on a Narathiwat military base, Thailand
  • 2013 10 civilians, including 3 children, are killed by a NATO airstrike in the Kunar Province, Afghanistan
  • 2013 Sir Mervyn King, Governor of the Bank of England, says he believes "a recovery is in sight" after fears raised about a triple dip recession
  • 2016 Ninth Republican presidential candidates debate held in Greenville, South Carolina

Birthdays in History

Birthdays 101 - 102 of 102

  • 1990 Olivia Allison, British synchronized swimmer
  • 1997 Michael Jackson Jr, son of Michael Jackson

Weddings in History

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Deaths in History

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