February

List historic world events in February

February, 2016

  • 12 February

    Two ships sink in North Sea battle

    Two ships sink in North Sea battle

    On the afternoon of February 29, 1916, each the British armed merchant ship Alcantara and the German raider Grief sink after engaging almost every other in a close-range battle on the North Sea. The German raider Grief was in disguise, flying below the Norwegian flag sufficient reason for Norwegian colors …

  • 12 February

    South Korean troops withdrawn

    South Korean troops withdrawn

    South Korea pulls 11,000 troops out of Vietnam within its program to withdraw most of its 48,000 troops from the united states. The South Korean contingent had begun arriving in country on February 26, 1965, as part of the Free World Military Forces, an work by President Lyndon B. Johnson …

  • 12 February

    Hank Aaron record-breaking deal

    Hank Aaron record-breaking deal

    On February 29, 1972, Hank Aaron signs a 3-year cope with the Atlanta Braves that pays him $200,000 each year, generating him the highest-paid player in Major League Baseball at that time. Two years later, Aaron became baseball’s residence run king when he broke Babe Ruth’s lengthy-standing record. Aaron began …

  • 12 February

    “Alfalfa” Murray on cover of Time

    “Alfalfa” Murray on cover of Time

    One of the very most colorful western politicians of his day, William “Alfalfa” Murray makes the cover of Time magazine after announcing his long-shot candidacy for the Presidency. Born in poverty near Toadsuck, Texas, in 1869, Murray dabbled in a range of careers ahead of ultimately buying law. In 1898, …

  • 12 February

    Buddy Holly’s glasses, lost since his death in 1959, are found in Mason City, Iowa

    Buddy Holly’s glasses, lost since his death in 1959, are found in Mason City, Iowa

    When the Beechcraft Bonanza carrying Buddy Holly, Ritchie Valens and the Big Bopper crashed outdoors Clear Lake, Iowa, in the first early morning of February 3, 1959, it struck the bottom with such force that three passengers have already been killed instantly, and the plane’s wreckage was strewn across practically …

  • 12 February

    Joan Collins wins lawsuit against Random House

    Joan Collins wins lawsuit against Random House

    On today in 1996, actress and bestselling novelist Joan Collins won a judgment against Random House for $1 million. In 1990, Random House had presented Collins $4 million in a two-book deal, and paid a $1.2 million advance, with the others due on delivery of the manuscripts. But when Collins …

  • 12 February

    The Lord of the Rings: The Return of the King wins 11 Oscars

    The Lord of the Rings: The Return of the King wins 11 Oscars

    Perhaps probably the most attention-grabbing, trailblazing performer in film in 2003 didn’t obtain an Academy Award nomination for Best Actor-but he was honored nonetheless. The eerily lifelike quality of Gollum, the laptop-generated (CG) creature who simpered and schemed his way through The Lord of the Rings film trilogy, remained 1 …

  • 12 February

    Kerner Commission Report released

    Kerner Commission Report released

    The President’s National Advisory Commission on Civil Disorders releases its report, condemning racism because the major reason behind the recent surge of riots. The report, which declared that “our nation is moving toward two societies, one black, one white–separate and unequal,” named for expanded aid to African American communities to …

  • 12 February

    Shaker founder born

    Shaker founder born

    Ann Lee, the founder of the United Society of Believers in Christ’s Second Appearing, a Christian sect popularly known as the Shakers, comes into the world in Manchester, England. In 1770, “Mother” Ann broke from the Quakers to determine her very own religious movement dependent on celibacy, sexual equality, energetic …

  • 12 February

    Deerfield razed in Queen Anne’s War

    Deerfield razed in Queen Anne’s War

    Deerfield, a frontier settlement in western Massachusetts, is attacked with a French and Native American force. Some 100 men, ladies, and kids were massacred since the town was burned to the bottom. The Deerfield raid was the bloodiest event of Queen Anne’s War, a conflict proven to American historians because …