February 1, 1972 in History

Day of the Week: Tuesday

Events in History

  • 1st scientific hand-held calculator (HP-35) introduced ($395)

Event of interestEvent of Interest

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)

British Prime Minister Edward Heath
British Prime Minister
Edward Heath
  • 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'