Historic World Events / February (page 59)

February

List historic world events in February

January, 2016

  • 31 January

    Portuguese king and heir assassinated

    Portuguese king and heir assassinated

    On February 1, 1908, King Carlos I of Portugal and his eldest son, Luis Filipe, are assassinated by revolutionaries though riding within an open carriage through the streets of Lisbon, the Portuguese capital. Carlos ascended to the Portuguese throne in 1889 following death of his father, King Louis I. Although …

  • 31 January

    First session of the U.S. Supreme Court

    First session of the U.S. Supreme Court

    In the Royal Exchange Building on New York City’s Broad Street, the Supreme Court of the United States meets for the initial time, with Chief Justice John Jay of New York presiding. The U.S. Supreme Court was established by Article Three of the U.S. Constitution, which took influence in March …

  • 31 January

    Columbia mission ends in disaster

    Columbia mission ends in disaster

    On today in 2003, the spot shuttle Columbia breaks up while obtaining into the atmosphere over Texas, killing all seven crew members up to date. The Columbia‘s 28th space mission, designated STS-107, was originally scheduled to launch on January 11, 2001, but was delayed numerous times for a variety of …

  • 31 January

    Serial killer Ted Bundy strikes again

    Serial killer Ted Bundy strikes again

    On today in 1974, University of Washington student Lynda Ann Healy disappears from her apartment and is killed by Ted Bundy. The murder marked Bundy’s entry in to the ranks of serial killers as he previously recently attacked his 1st victim, Sharon Clarke, in her Seattle home. By enough time …

  • 31 January

    U.N. condemns PRC for aggression

    U.N. condemns PRC for aggression

    By a vote of 44 to 7, the United Nations General Assembly passes an answer condemning the communist government of the People’s Republic of China for acts of aggression in Korea. It was the truly first-time as the United Nations formed in 1945 that it had condemned a nation being …

  • 31 January

    Texas secedes

    Texas secedes

    On this day in 1861, Texas becomes the seventh state to secede from the Union when a state convention votes 166 to 8 in favor of the measure. The Texans who voted to leave the Union did so over the objections of their governor, Sam Houston.A staunch Unionist,Houston’s election in …

  • 31 January

    Ford GT makes TV debut in Super Bowl ad

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    During the Super Bowl with this day in 2004, the extremely 1st Television industrial airs for the Ford GT, a fresh, greater-efficiency “supercar” predicated on Ford’s GT40 race auto, which won the 24 Hours of Le Mans endurance race in France 4 years in a row starting in 1966. The …

  • 31 January

    Davidson College namesake killed at Cowan’s Ford

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    On today in 1781, American Brigadier General William Lee Davidson dies in combat wanting to avert General Charles Cornwallis’ army from crossing the Catawba River in Mecklenburg County, North Carolina. Davidson’s North Carolina militia, numbering amongst 600 and 800 males, create camp on the other side of the river, hoping …

  • 31 January

    Oxford Dictionary debuts

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    On today in 1884, the original portion, or fascicle, of the Oxford English Dictionary (OED), regarded probably the most full and precise dictionary of the English language, is published. Today, the OED may be the definitive authority on this is, history and pronunciation of a lot more than half of …