Month: February 2020

Historical Events for 19th February 2020

607 – Boniface III begins his reign as Catholic Pope
1945 – 980 Japanese soldiers reportedly killed by crocodiles in 2 days on Ramree Island, Burma
1949 – 1st Bollingen Prize for poetry awarded to Ezra Pound
1952 – American defending champion Dick Button becomes first figure-skater to land a triple jump in competition; performs a triple loop in the Olympic free skate in Oslo; wins gold medal ahead of Austria’s Helmut Seibt
1960 – Protest strike in Poznan, Poland
1972 – The Asama-Sanso hostage standoff begins in Japan.
1977 – Right wing Rod Gilbert scores a goal and adds an assist in a 5-2 defeat at the NY Islanders to become first player in NY Rangers history (11th in NHL) to score 1,000 career points
1977 – France performs nuclear test at Mururoa atoll
1978 – Brigitte Kraus runs world record 1000 m indoor (2:34.8)
1978 – 20th Daytona 500: Bobby Allison takes lead with 11 laps remaining; lowest…

Historical Events for 10th February 2020

1859 – General Horsford defeats Begum of Oude and Nana Sahib in Indian Mutiny
1883 – Fire at un-insured New Hall Hotel in Milwaukee, Wisconsin, kills 71
1923 – Ink paste manufactured for 1st time by Standard Ink Company
1927 – US President Calvin Coolidge asks for 2nd disarmament conference
1934 – 1st Jewish immigrant ship to break the English blockade in Palestine
1974 – Judy Ikenberry wins 1st Us women’s marathon (2:55:17)
1977 – “Party with Comden and Green” opens at Morosco Theater NYC for 92 performances
1978 – Frank C. Carlucci succeeds John F. Blake as deputy director of CIA
1980 – Ianford Wilsons “Talley’s Folly” premieres in NYC
2019 – The eight centrally owned and operated team Alliance of American Football gets underway; Orlando Apollos beat Atlanta Legends, 40-6 at Spectrum Stadium, Orlando, FL
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