Wednesday, February 1, 2012
At least 79 people
were killed and more than 1,000 were injured after a football match in Port Said
Thursday, February 1, 2007
Palestinian factional violence: Hamas gunmen ambush a convoy carrying weapons to Mahmoud Abbas's presidential guard unit. Six Fatah members are killed, more than 70 people are wounded and 12 others are kidnapped in ensuing battles. //www.ynetnews.com/articles/0,7340,L-3359880,00.html
Iraq: At least 56 are killed and over 200 injured when two suicide bombers hit the offices of the Kurdistan Democratic Party (KDP) and the Patriotic Union of Kurdistan in Arbil, north of Baghdad. Hundreds had gathered at the party offices for the start of Eid al-Adha.
Incidents during the Hajj: 244 Muslim pilgrims are trled to death during the ritual of the stoning of the devil at the Hajj (annual pilgrimage to Mecca).
Abdul Qadeer Khan, founder of Pakistan's nuclear weapons program, is removed from his post as a special science and technology adviser to Prime Minister Pervez Musharraf after Khan, three other scientists and three low-level Pakistan Army officers are investigated in connection with the sharing of Pakistani nuclear technology with Iran, Libya and other countries in the late 1980s and early 1990s.
Super Bowl XXXVIII: The New England Patriots defeat the Carolina Panthers 32–29 after Adam Vinatieri kicks a game-winning field goal with seconds remaining.
Super Bowl XXXVIII halftime show controversy: During the halftime show performance by Janet Jackson and Justin Timberlake, one of Jackson's breasts is exposed and broadcast on the CBS broadcast of the show in what is later described as a wardrobe malfunction. CBS is fined a record $550,000 by the Federal Communications Commission later in the year and the incident precipitates an increase of the FCC fine per indecency violation from $27,500 to $325,000. See also fleeting expletive.
Wednesday, February 1, 1995
Tuesday, February 1, 1994
Wednesday, February 1, 1989
After a stroke, Pieter Willem Botha resigns his party's leadership and the presidency of South Africa.
's first female Deputy Premier, after the resignation of Robert Fordham over the VEDC (Victoria
n Economic Development Co-operation) Crisis.
Wednesday, February 1, 1984
STS-41-B: Space Shuttle "Challenger" is launched on the 10th space shuttle mission.
Saturday, February 1, 1975
Tuesday, February 1, 1966
Saturday, February 1, 1964
Wednesday, February 1, 1961
In Greensboro, North Carolina, four black students from North Carolina Agricultural and Technical State University begin a sit-in at a segregated Woolworth's lunch counter. Although they are refused service, they are allowed to stay at the counter. The event triggers many similar nonviolent protests throughout the Southern United States, and six months later the original four protesters are served lunch at the same counter.
Saturday, February 1, 1958
Tuesday, February 1, 1955
The surge of the North Sea Flood continues from the previous day.
Thursday, February 1, 1951
Wednesday, February 1, 1950
Chiang Kai-shek is re-elected as a president of the Republic of China.
Tuesday, February 1, 1949
Rationing of clothes ends in Britain.
Tuesday, February 1, 1944
WWII: United States troops land in the Marshall Islands.
WWII: The Command staff of the Eighth Air Force reaches England! becomes active in the European Theater of Operations, but won't fly missions until July 4th, 1942 using borrowed British planes//www.taphilo.com/history/8thaf/index.shtml
Thursday, February 1, 1940
WWII: Winter War ndash Russian forces launch a major assault on Finnish troops occupying the Karelian Isthmus.
Wednesday, February 1, 1933
Adolf Hitler gives his Proclamation to the German People in Berlin.
Land on Broadway and Wall Street in New York City is sold at a record $7 per sq inch.
Saturday, February 1, 1913
Thursday, February 1, 1900
Governor William Goebel
dies of wounds after being shot by several assassins on January 30. Goebel, who had prevailed in a dispute over the winner of the election in November 1899, had been sworn in on his deathbed. The former Secretary of State of Kentucky Caleb Powers
is later found guilty in the conspiracy to kill Goebel.
Strikers in Aachen, Vienna, and Brussels demand an eight-hour working day and higher wages.
Second Boer War: The British House of Commons' vote of censure over the British government's handling of the war is defeated.
Saturday, February 1, 1896
The opera "La bohème" premieres in Turin, Italy.
Wednesday, February 1, 1893
Thomas A. Edison finishes construction of the first motion picture studio in West Orange, New Jersey.
Tuesday, February 1, 1870
Goodna State School in Goodna, Queensland, Australia is founded.
Danish-Prussian War (Second war of Schleswig): 57,000 Austrian and Prussian troops cross the Eider River into Denmark.
Saturday, February 1, 1862
American Civil War: Texas secedes from the Union.
Saturday, February 1, 1845
Tuesday, February 1, 1814
The capital of Upper Canada is moved from Newark to York.
In New York City the Supreme Court of the United States convenes for the first time.
Tuesday, February 1, 1763
The Royal Colony of North Carolina officially creates Mecklenburg County from the western portion of Anson County. The county is named for Queen Charlotte of Mecklenburg-Strelitz, who married George III of the United Kingdom in 1761.
The Silent Sejm, in the Polish-Lithuanian Commonwealth, marks the beginning of the Russian Empire's increasing influence and control over the Commonwealth.
Wednesday, February 1, 1662
The Chinese general Koxinga seizes the Dutch Fort Zealandia on the island of Taiwan after a 9-month siege, then establishes the Kingdom of Tungning. In response, the Kangxi Emperor of the mainland Qing Dynasty migrates all residents along the southern coast by 50 miles.
Queen Elizabeth I of England signs the death warrant of her cousin Mary, Queen of Scots, after Mary is implicated in a plot to murder Elizabeth. Seven days later, on the orders of Elizabeth's privy council, Mary is beheaded at Fotheringhay Castle.
Friday, January 22, 1563 (Julianian calendar)
Friday, January 23, 1411 (Julianian calendar)
Saturday, January 24, 1327 (Julianian calendar)
Saturday, January 27, 949 (Julianian calendar)
Belgian astronomer Jean Meeus
(b. 1928) asserts that the orbits of all the planets of the Solar system were within the same 90° arc of the solar system on this date. The next time it is thought this will occur is on May 6
Saturday, January 31, 481 (Julianian calendar)
King Huneric organises a conference between Catholic and Arian bishops at Carthage. At the request of Byzantine emperor Zeno, he allows the election of a Catholic bishop, named Eugenius.
Baekje, Silla, and Daegaya form an alliance against Goguryeo (Korea).