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Events and People Who Made History on February 15

4th Century

399 - Philosopher Socrates sentenced to death

8th Century

732 - Ho-tse Shen-hui, Zen teacher disputes founder of Northern Ch'an line

12th Century

1145 - Bernardo elected Pope Eugene III

14th Century

1313 - Peace of Angleur
1386 - Duke Philip the Stout forms Council of Flanders

16th Century

1539 - Emperor Charles receives Cardinal Pole in Toledo
1552 - Dutch coast hit by heavy storm
1563 - Russian troops occupy Polotsk Lithuania

17th Century

1637 - Ferdinand III succeeds Ferdinand II as Holy Roman Emperor
1677 - King Charles II reports anti-French covenant with Netherlands
1686 - Jean Baptiste Lully's opera "Armide," premieres in Paris
1689 - German Parliament declares war on France

18th Century

1745 - Colley Cibbers "Papal Tyranny," premieres in London
1763 - Austria, Prussia and Saxony sign Peace of Hubertusburg
1764 - St. Louis founded as a French trading post by Pierre Laclade Ligue
1768 - 1st mustard manufactured in America advertised, Philadelphia
1775 - Angelo Braschi chosen as Pope Pius VI
1797 - Battle of Cape St. Vincent
1799 - 1st U.S. printed ballots authorized, Pennsylvania

19th Century

1804 - New Jersey becomes last northern state to abolish slavery
1842 - 1st adhesive postage stamps in U.S. (private delivery company), New York City
1845 - William Parsons, Earl of Rosse, 1st uses 72" (183 cm) reflector
1848 - Sarah Roberts barred from white school in Boston
1851 - Black abolitionists invade Boston courtroom rescueing a fugitive slave
1852 - Great Ormond St. Hospital for Sick Children, London, admits 1st patient
1861 - Ft. Point completed and garrisoned (but has never fired cannon in anger)
1862 - Grant's major assault on Ft. Donelson, Tennessee
1864 - Fire in Rotterdam Netherlands damages Museum Boymans
1869 - Charges of Treason against Jefferson Davis are dropped
1870 - Ground broken for Northern Pacific Railway near Duluth, Minn
1876 - Historic Elm at Boston blown down
1879 - Congress authorizes women lawyers to practice before Supreme Court
1882 - 1st cargo of frozen meat leaves New Zealand for Britain, on SS Dunedin
1882 - SS Dunedin leaves New Zealand with 1st frozen meat to England
1895 - 23 cm (9") of snow falls on New Orleans
1898 - USS Maine sinks in Havana harbor, cause unknown, 258 sailors die

20th Century

1900 - General French relieves Kimberley/Cecil Rhodes
1902 - Underground railway (U-Bahn)
1903 - 1st Teddy Bear introduced in America, made by Morris and Rose Michtom
1905 - 1st race meet at Oaklawn Park (Hot Springs, Ark)
1906 - British Labour Party organizes
1912 - Fram reaches latitude 78 degrees 41' S, farthest south ever by ship
1913 - 1st avant-garde art show in America opens in New York City
1916 - New York Yankees buy Frank "Home Run" Baker from the Athletics for $37,500
1917 - SF Public Library (Main Branch at Civic center) dedicated
1918 - 1st WW I U.S. Army troop ship torpedoed and sunk by Germany, off Ireland
1918 - Estonia, Latvia and Lithuania adopt Gregorian calendar
1919 - American Legion organizes in Paris
1921 - Arthur Mailey completes 9-121 vs. England, Australian Test Cricket rec
1922 - Marconi begins regular broadcasting transmissions from Essex
1926 - Brooks Atkinson Theater opens at 256 W 47th St. New York City
1926 - Contract air mail service begins in U.S.
1929 - St. Valentine's Day massacre (Chicago)
1930 - Weona beats Toluca in Illinois Basketball Tournament in 10 overtimes
1931 - 1st Dracula movie released
1931 - Spring training site of New York Yankees in St. Petersburg is renamed Miller Huggins Field in honor of the team's late manager
1932 - 3rd Winter Olympic games close at Lake Placid, New York
1932 - Australia beat South Africa in cricket by an inn in 5 hours 53 minutes playing time
1932 - George Burns and Gracie Allen debuted as regulars on "Guy Lombardo Show"
1932 - John Van Druten's "There's Always Juliet," premieres in New York City
1932 - U.S. bobsled team member Eddie Eagan becomes only athlete to win gold in both Summer and Winter Olympics (1920 boxing gold)
1933 - Karl Radek praises invincible force of German Communist Party
1933 - President-elect Franklin Roosevelt survives assassination attempt
1933 - Social-democratic newspaper "Vorwarts" banned again in Berlin
1936 - -60 degrees F (-51 degrees C), Parshall, North Dakota (state record)
1936 - Hitler announce building of Volkswagens (starting slug-bug game)
1936 - Sonja Henie, Norway, wins 3rd consecutive Olympic figure skating gold
1939 - German battleship Bismarck was launched
1939 - Lillian Hellman's "Little Foxes," premieres in New York City
1941 - Duke Ellington 1st records "Take the A Train"
1942 - German U-boat shells at Antillian oil refinery
1942 - Japanese troops march into Palembang, South Sumatra
1942 - Singapore surrenders to Japanese
1943 - Women's camp Tamtui on Ambon (Moluccas) hit by allied air raid
1944 - 891 British bombers attack Berlin
1944 - Bombing and shooting at Monte Cassino convent Italy, begins
1946 - Bank of England nationalized
1947 - "Toplitzky of Notre Dame" closes at Century Theater New York City after 60 performances
1948 - Mao Zedong's army occupies Yenan
1949 - Dmitri Shostakovich' "Song of the Woods," premieres in Leningrad
1950 - KENS TV channel 5 in San Antonio, Texas (CBS) begins broadcasting
1950 - Walt Disney's "Cinderella" released
1950 - WM Inge's "Come Back, Little Sheba," premieres in New York City
1950 - WSYR (now WSTM) TV channel 3 in Syracuse, New York (NBC) begins broadcasting
1954 - 1st bevatron in operation-Berkeley, California
1954 - WRDW TV channel 12 in Augusta, Georgia (CBS) begins broadcasting
1955 - 1st pilot plant to produce man-made diamonds announced
1956 - Pirates and Kansas City A's cancel an exhibition game in Birmingham Alabama, because of local ordinance barring black from playing against white
1956 - Urho Kekkonen appointed president of Finland
1957 - Andrei A Gromyko succeeds Dmitri Shepilov as Soviet foreign minister
1958 - Ice Dance Championship at Paris won by June Markham/Courtney Jones GRB
1958 - Ice Pairs Championship at Paris won by Barbara Wagner/Rob Paul of CAN
1958 - Ladies Figure Skating Championship in Paris won by Carol Heiss of USA
1958 - Men's Figure Skating Championship in Paris won by David Jenkins USA
1958 - Sjafroeddin Prawiranegara forms anti-government of Middle Sumatra
1959 - Antonio Segni forms Italian government
1959 - Louise Suggs wins LPGA St. Petersburg Golf Tournament
1961 - Australia beat WI 2-1 in one of best Test Cricket series ever
1961 - Entire U.S. figure skating team of 18, dies in Belgian Sabena 707 crash
1962 - U.S. performs nuclear test at Nevada Test Site
1963 - 1st U.S. female world figure skating champ (Tenley Albright)
1963 - Ken Lynch records "Misery," 1st Lennon-McCartney song by someone else
1964 - Beatles' "Meet the Beatles!," album goes #1 and stays #1 for 11 weeks
1964 - Bill Bradley scores 51 points for Princeton
1965 - John Lennon passes his driving test
1966 - Kees Verkerk becomes world champion all-round skater
1967 - 1st anti-bootleg recording laws enacted
1967 - D66 (D'66) wins 7 seats in Dutch 2nd Chamber
1967 - Longest dream (REM sleep) on record, Bill Carskadon, Chicago (2:23)
1968 - Anaheim's Les Salvage scores 10, 3-pt baskets in ABA game vs Denver
1968 - WVUT TV channel 22 in Vincennes, IN (PBS) begins broadcasting
1970 - Ard Schenk becomes world champion all-round skater
1970 - Carol Mann wins LPGA Burdine's Golf Invitational
1970 - Dominican DC-9 crashes into sea at Santo Domingo, kills 102
1970 - KAMU TV channel 15 in College Station, Texas (PBS) begins broadcasting
1970 - Nationalists disrupt United Nations session on Congo
1971 - After 1,200 years Britain abandons 12-shilling system for decimal
1972 - Bill Torrey becomes 1st Islander General Manager
1972 - Dimitrios Papadopoulos becomes metropolitan of Imbros/Tenedos
1972 - President Velasco Ibarra of Ecuador deposed for 4th time
1973 - Friendsville Academy (Tennessee) ends 138-game basketball losing streak
1973 - U.S.S.R. launches Prognoz 3 to study sun (589/200,300 km)
1976 - 12th Winter Olympic games close at Innsbruck, Austria
1976 - Joanne Carner wins LPGA Orange Blossom Golf Classic
1977 - Social-democrats win Danish parliamentary election
1978 - England all out 64 for 1st loss to New Zealand in cricket (Boycott captain)
1978 - Escaped mass murderer Ted Bundy recaptured, Pensacola, Florida
1978 - Leon Spinks beats Muhammad Ali in 15 for heavyweight boxing title
1978 - Zaire revises constitution
1979 - 21st Grammy Awards: Just the Way You Are, Taste of Honey wins
1979 - Paul Shirley (21) of Australia, sucked a lifesaver for 4 hours 40 minutes
1979 - Temple City Kazoo Orchestra appears on Mike Douglas Show
1979 - U.S. performs nuclear test at Nevada Test Site
1980 - Eric Heiden skates Olympic record 500m in 38.03 sec
1980 - Wayne Gretzy assists on NHL-record-tieing 7 goals
1981 - Joanne Carner wins LPGA S&H Golf Classic
1981 - Rocket-powered ice sled attains 399 kph, Lake George, New York
1982 - Dan Issel (NBA-Nuggets), begins streak of 63 consecutive free throw
1982 - Ocean Ranger oil-drilling platform lost off Newfoundland, 84 die
1984 - 500,000 Iranian soldiers move into Iraq
1985 - STS-51-E vehicle moves to launch pad
1985 - World chess championship match abandoned-Karpov 25, Kasparov 23
1986 - 44,180 largest NBA crowd to date - Philadelphia at Detroit
1986 - Ferdinand Marcos wins rigged Philippines presidential election
1987 - ABC-TV begins broadcasting "Amerika" mini-series
1987 - Karlstad skates world record 10km (14:03,92)
1987 - Nikolai Guljajev becomes world champion skater
1988 - U.S. performs nuclear test at Nevada Test Site
1989 - Israel attacks border strip Taba near Egypt
1989 - Soviet military occupation of Afghanistan ends
1990 - Baseball owners lock out players
1991 - Freighter with dynamite explodes in Phang Nga Thailand, 120 die
1991 - Troy State sets NCAA Div II record with 103 points in 2nd half routing DeVry Institute 187-117
1992 - 100th episode of "Cops" airs on Fox
1992 - Jeffrey Dahmer found sane and guilty of killing 15 boys
1993 - Howard Stern Radio Show premieres in Rochester, New York on WNVE 95.1 FM
1994 - U.S. asks Aristide to adopt a peace plan from Haiti
1995 - Burundi premier Anatole Kanyenkiko, resigns
1995 - Dow-Jones closes at record 3986.17
1995 - Population of People's Republic of China hits 1.2 billion
1997 - U.S. Female Figure Skating championship won by Tara Lipinski
1997 - U.S. Male Figure Skating championship won by Todd Eldridge
1998 - Dale Eggeling wins Los Angeles Women's Golf Championship
1998 - Daytona 500 race


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