Historic World Events / February (page 3)

February

List historic world events in February

February, 2016

  • 12 February

    Congress creates Colorado Territory

    Congress creates Colorado Territory

    With the region’s population booming due to the Pike’s Peak gold rush, Congress creates the brand new Territory of Colorado. When the United States acquired it immediately after the Mexican War ended in 1848, the land that could a definite day become Colorado was practically unpopulated by Anglo settlers. Ute, …

  • 12 February

    Thelonious Monk makes the cover of Time magazine

    Thelonious Monk makes the cover of Time magazine

    Beatlemania was at its peak in the wintertime of 1964, however, not every single music fan had the Beatles’ make of stone on the turntable. In reality, it had been jazz music-vital, innovative, contemporary jazz music-that captured the imagination of a important proportion of American music fans in 1964, no …

  • 12 February

    Ben Hecht is born

    Ben Hecht is born

    Novelist, playwright, and screenwriter Ben Hecht was created with this day in New York City to Russian Jewish immigrants. Hecht’s family members moved to Racine, Wisconsin, wherever Hecht attended higher school. He started research at the University of Wisconsin but soon quit and took employment chasing down photos of crime …

  • 12 February

    Final episode of M*A*S*H airs

    Final episode of M*A*S*H airs

    On today in 1983, the celebrated sitcom M*A*S*H bows out after 11 seasons, airing a distinctive two-and-a-half hour episode watched by 77 % of it viewing audience. It was the biggest percentage ever to view an individual Tv arrive compared to that time. Set near Seoul, Korea, behind the American …

  • 12 February

    Pope Benedict resigns

    Pope Benedict resigns

    On today in 2013, significantly less than three weeks after producing the unexpected announcement he would step down, 85-year-old Pope Benedict XVI officially resigns. Citing sophisticated age because the cause for quitting his post because the leader of the 1.2 billion-member Roman Catholic Church, Benedict was the original pontiff to …

  • 12 February

    First NATO Military Action

    First NATO Military Action

    In the 1st military action in the 45-year history of the North Atlantic Treaty Organization (NATO), U.S. fighter planes shoot down 4 Serbian warplanes engaged in a bombing mission in violation of Bosnia’s no-fly zone. The United States, 10 European countries, and Canada founded NATO in 1949 as a safeguard …

  • 12 February

    ATF raids Branch Davidian compound

    ATF raids Branch Davidian compound

    At Mount Carmel in Waco, Texas, agents of the U.S. Treasury Department’s Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, and Firearms (ATF) launch a raid contrary to the Branch Davidian compound as element of a study into illegal possession of firearms and explosives by the Christian cult. As the agents attemptedto penetrate the …

  • 12 February

    Getty Museum endowed

    Getty Museum endowed

    On February 28, 1982, the J. Paul Getty Museum becomes probably the most richly endowed museum on the planet when it receives a $1.2 billion bequest left to it by the late J. Paul Getty. The American oil billionaire died in 1976, but legal wrangling a lot more than his …

  • 12 February

    Subway crash in London kills 43

    Subway crash in London kills 43

    On today in 1975, a subway crash in London kills 43 folks. The driver of the train apparently created no work to brake since the train headed toward a dead end. The reason for his inaction remains a mystery. The southbound Northern City Line train was generating its usual come …

  • 12 February

    Federal agents raid the Branch Davidian compound in Waco, Texas

    Federal agents raid the Branch Davidian compound in Waco, Texas

    Agents from the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco and Firearms raid the Branch Davidian cult compound in Waco, Texas, prompting a gun battle where 4 agents and six cult members are killed. The federal agents have been wanting to arrest the first choice of the Branch Davidians, David Koresh, on data …