Friday, February 13, 2009
Wednesday, February 13, 2008
Tuesday, February 13, 2007
Dutch oil-trading company Trafigura agrees to pay the Côte d'Ivoire government $198 million to clean up a 2006 toxic waste spill which led to the deaths of 10 people. //news.bbc.co.uk/2/hi/business/6359617.stm
agrees to shut down its nuclear facilities in Yongbyon by April 14 as a first step towards complete denuclearization, receiving in return energy aid equivalent to 50,000 tons of heavy fuel oil.
Friday, February 13, 2004
The United States, in a major shift of policy on the Middle East, says it may support an Israeli proposal for a unilateral partial withdrawal from the Gaza Strip and the West Bank. Deputy Secretary of State Richard L. Armitage says that a pullout from Gaza would be a step in the right direction. Administration official state ... negotiations were impossible because of Palestinian recalcitrance.//www.nytimes.com/2004/02/13/politics/13DIPL.html?hp
Scientists announce the possible discovery of a across and 50 light-years away from Earth in the core of the decayed star BPM 37093 in the constellation of Centaurus. //cfa-www.harvard.edu/press/pr0407.html
Greek and Turkish Cypriot leaders accept United Nations Secretary General Kofi Annan's plan for ending the partition of the island of Cyprus. The two sides will work under a tight timetable to agree by March 22 on reunification language that can be put to simultaneous islandwide referendums on April 21. Unless reunification is achieved, only the Greek Cypriot government will be entitled to enter the European Union on May 1. //www.nytimes.com/2004/02/13/international/europe/13CND-NATI.html?hp
Thursday, February 13, 2003
Motorola announces that they will release a cell phone running the Linux operating system.
Wednesday, February 13, 2002
Elizabeth II gives former New York City mayor Rudolph Giuliani an honorary knighthood.
Tuesday, February 13, 2001
A 6.6 magnitude earthquake hits El Salvador, killing at least 400.
An earthquake measuring 6.6 on the Richter Scale hits El Salvador, killing at least 400.
Sunday, February 13, 2000
Final original Peanuts comic strip is published.
Monday, February 13, 1995
A United Nations tribunal on human rights violations in the Balkans charges 21 Bosnian Serb commanders with genocide and crimes against humanity.
Steve Fossett lands in Leader, Saskatchewan, Canada, becoming the first person to make a solo flight across the Pacific Ocean in a balloon.
Hacker Kevin Mitnick is arrested by the FBI and charged with penetrating some of the United States' most secure computer systems.
is convicted of 6 counts of murder
for the December 1993
Long Island Rail Road shootings and later receives a 25-year sentence for each of the 6 murder
Wednesday, February 13, 1991
Gulf War: Two laser-guided smart bombs destroy an underground bunker in Baghdad, killing hundreds of Iraqis. United States military intelligence claims it was a military facility but Iraqi officials identify it as a bomb shelter.
Saturday, February 13, 1988
Monday, February 13, 1984
Sunday, February 13, 1983
A cinema fire in Turin
, Italy kills 64.
Wednesday, February 13, 1980
Tuesday, February 13, 1979
The intense February 13, 1979 Windstorm strikes western Washington and sinks a 1/2-mile-long section of the Hood Canal Bridge.
Friday, February 13, 1976
General Murtala Mohammed of Nigeria is assassinated in a military coup.
Tuesday, February 13, 1973
The United States Dollar is devalued by 10%.
Saturday, February 13, 1971
Protesting Belgian farmers bring 3 live cows to crash the EEC
meeting in Brussels
Vietnam War: Backed by American air and artillery support, South Vietnamese troops invade Laos.
Friday, February 13, 1970
Thursday, February 13, 1969
FLQ terrorists bomb the Stock Exchange in Montreal, Quebec.
Tuesday, February 13, 1968
Monday, February 13, 1967
Monday, February 13, 1961
Saturday, February 13, 1960
Friday, February 13, 1959
, ATT's second Trans-Atlantic telephone cable, goes into operation.
Fidel Castro becomes Premier of Cuba.
Friday, February 13, 1953
Transsexual Christine Jorgenson returns to New York after successful sexual reassignment surgery in Denmark.
Sunday, February 13, 1949
António Óscar Carmona is re-elected president of Portugal for lack of an opposing candidate.
Tuesday, February 13, 1945
Royal Air Force bombing of Dresden, Germany.
Thursday, February 13, 1941
Wednesday, February 13, 1935
Bruno Richard Hauptmann
is convicted and sentenced to death for the kidnapping and murder of Charles Lindbergh, Jr.
Tuesday, February 13, 1917
Friday, February 13, 1914
Copyright: In New York City the ASCAP
(for American Society of Composers, Authors and Publishers) is established to protect the copyright
ed musical compositions of its members.
Thursday, February 13, 1913
Tuesday, February 13, 1883
Sunday, February 13, 1881
Tuesday, February 13, 1872
Rex, the most famous parade on Mardi Gras, parades for the first time in New Orleans for Grand Duke Alexei Mikhailovich of Russia.
Thursday, February 13, 1868
Tuesday, February 13, 1866
The first daylight bank robbery
in United States history during peacetime takes place in Liberty, Missouri
. This is considered to be the first robbery committed by Jesse James
and his gang, although James's role is disputed.
Wednesday, February 13, 1861
Saturday, February 13, 1858
Monday, February 13, 1854
Mexican troops force William Walker and his troops to retreat to Sonora.
Monday, February 13, 1826
Thursday, February 13, 1812
First Chilean newspaper La Aurora de Chile
is dealing with political philosophy and standing in favor of the new national government.
Thursday, February 13, 1800
Thursday, February 13, 1755
Wednesday, February 13, 1692
Massacre of Glencoe: The forces of Robert Cbell slaughter 38 members of the Clan MacDonald of Glencoe for allegedly refusing to sign an oath of allegiance to King William III of England.
Sunday, February 13, 1689
Monday, February 13, 1668
Friday, February 13, 1660
Sunday, February 13, 1633
Thursday, February 3, 1575 (Julianian calendar)
Sunday, February 3, 1572 (Julianian calendar)
Elizabeth I of England issues a proclamation which revokes all commissions on account of the frauds which they had fostered.
Saturday, February 3, 1565 (Julianian calendar)
Friday, February 3, 1542 (Julianian calendar)
Friday, February 3, 1503 (Julianian calendar)
Friday, February 5, 1322 (Julianian calendar)
The central tower of Ely Cathedral
falls on the night of 12th-13th.
Sunday, February 9, 721 (Julianian calendar)
Friday, February 11, 528 (Julianian calendar)
Xiao Zhuang Di, age 21, is placed on the throne by the Chinese general Erzhu Rong and succeeds Xiao Ming Di as ruler of Northern Wei.
Yasodharman, Maharaja (great king) of Malwa, defeats the Hun invaders under Mihirakula in central India.
Natural disaster: An earthquake strikes Antioch, killing thousands, and causing a fire that destroys the Great Church built by Constantine I.