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  • U.S.
    Wednesday Feb 13, 1793

    George Washington

    Washington signed into law the Fugitive Slave Act

    U.S.
    Wednesday Feb 13, 1793

    On February 12, 1793, Washington signed into law the Fugitive Slave Act, which overrode state laws and courts, allowing agents to cross state lines to capture and return escaped slaves. Many in the north decried the law believing the act allowed bounty hunting and the kidnappings of blacks. The Slave Trade Act of 1794, limiting American involvement in the Atlantic slave trade, was also enacted.




  • U.S.
    Wednesday Feb 13, 1793

    George Washington

    Second Term

    U.S.
    Wednesday Feb 13, 1793

    The Electoral College unanimously elected him president on February 13, 1793, and John Adams as vice president by a vote of 77 to 50.




  • Hodgenville, Kentucky, U.S.
    Monday Feb 13, 1809

    Abraham Lincoln

    Birth

    Hodgenville, Kentucky, U.S.
    Monday Feb 13, 1809

    Abraham Lincoln was born on February 12, 1809, the second child of Thomas Lincoln and Nancy Hanks Lincoln, in a one-room log cabin on Sinking Spring Farm near Hodgenville, Kentucky.




  • Dresden, Germany
    Tuesday Feb 13, 1945

    Winston Churchill

    Bombing of Dresden

    Dresden, Germany
    Tuesday Feb 13, 1945

    On the nights of 13–15 February 1945, some 1,200 British and US bombers attacked the German city of Dresden, which was crowded with wounded and refugees from the Eastern Front. The attacks were part of an area bombing campaign that was initiated by Churchill in January with the intention of shortening the war. Churchill came to regret the bombing because initial reports suggested an excessive number of civilian casualties close to the end of the war, though an independent commission in 2010 confirmed a death toll between 22,700 and 25,000.




  • Budapest, Kingdom of Hungary
    Tuesday Feb 13, 1945

    World War II

    Fall of Budapest

    Budapest, Kingdom of Hungary
    Tuesday Feb 13, 1945

    The Siege of Budapest was the 50-day-long encirclement by Soviet and Romanian forces of the Hungarian capital of Budapest. The city unconditionally surrendered on 13 February 1945. It was a strategic victory for the Allies in their push towards Berlin.




  • British Columbia, Canada
    Monday Feb 13, 1950

    Atomic Bomb

    Jettisoning a Mark IV atomic bomb

    British Columbia, Canada
    Monday Feb 13, 1950

    February 13, 1950: a Convair B-36B crashed in northern British Columbia after jettisoning a Mark IV atomic bomb. This was the first such nuclear weapon loss in history.




  • U.S.
    Wednesday Feb 13, 1957

    Audrey Hepburn

    Funny Face

    U.S.
    Wednesday Feb 13, 1957

    Hepburn exhibited her dancing abilities in her debut musical film, Funny Face (1957), wherein Fred Astaire, a fashion photographer, discovers a beatnik bookstore clerk (Hepburn) who, lured by a free trip to Paris, becomes a beautiful model.


  • France
    Saturday Feb 13, 1960

    Nuclear Power

    First nuclear weapon test in France

    France
    Saturday Feb 13, 1960

    France is one of the five "Nuclear Weapons States" under the Treaty on the Non-Proliferation of Nuclear Weapons. France was the fourth country to test an independently developed nuclear weapon in 1960, under the government of Charles de Gaulle.


  • Algiers, Algeria
    Saturday Feb 13, 1960

    Charles de Gaulle

    France became the world's fourth nuclear power

    Algiers, Algeria
    Saturday Feb 13, 1960

    On 13 February 1960, France became the world's fourth nuclear power when a high-powered nuclear device was exploded in the Sahara some 700 miles south-south-west of Algiers.


  • Rosemont, Illinois, U.S.
    Thursday Feb 13, 1997

    Dwayne Johnson

    Intercontinental Championship

    Rosemont, Illinois, U.S.
    Thursday Feb 13, 1997

    On February 13, 1997, Johnson won the Intercontinental Championship from Hunter Hearst Helmsley on Monday Night Raw.


  • Qatar
    Friday Feb 13, 2004

    Second Chechen War

    Killing of exiled former separatist Chechen President

    Qatar
    Friday Feb 13, 2004

    Both sides of the war carried out multiple assassinations. The most prominent of these included the 13 February 2004 killing of exiled former separatist Chechen President Zelimkhan Yandarbiyev in Qatar.


  • U.S.
    Friday Feb 13, 2009

    Financial crisis of 2007–2008

    Congress approved the American Recovery and Reinvestment Act of 2009

    U.S.
    Friday Feb 13, 2009

    February 13, 2009: Congress approved the American Recovery and Reinvestment Act of 2009, a $787 billion economic stimulus package.


  • U.S.
    Friday Feb 13, 2009

    Financial crisis of 2007–2008

    American Recovery and Reinvestment Act of 2009

    U.S.
    Friday Feb 13, 2009

    February 13, 2009, President Barack Obama signed American Recovery and Reinvestment Act of 2009.


  • Staples Center, Los Angeles, California, U.S.
    Sunday Feb 13, 2011

    Eminem

    Eminem appeared at the 2011 Grammy Awards

    Staples Center, Los Angeles, California, U.S.
    Sunday Feb 13, 2011

    Eminem appeared at the 2011 Grammy Awards on February 13, performing "Love the Way You Lie (Part II)" with Rihanna and Adam Levine and "I Need a Doctor" with Dr. Dre and Skylar Grey.


  • Heerenveen, Netherlands
    Monday Feb 13, 2012

    Marco van Basten

    The Manager of Eredivisie Club Heerenveen

    Heerenveen, Netherlands
    Monday Feb 13, 2012

    On 13 February 2012, it was announced that Van Basten would become the manager of Eredivisie club Heerenveen in the 2012–13 season. Van Basten led Heerenveen to an eighth-place finish in the 2012–13 year campaign. He then lead them to a fifth-place finish the following season, the 2013–14 campaign. He finished his reign with a record of 27 wins, 18 draws and 27 losses in 72 matches.


  • Christmas Island
    Wednesday Feb 13, 2019

    Christmas Island

    Re-opening The Christmas Island Immigration Reception and Processing Centre Centre

    Christmas Island
    Wednesday Feb 13, 2019

    On 13 February 2019 the Morrison government announced it would re-open the Christmas Island Immigration Reception and Processing Centre centre, after Australia's parliament passed legislation giving sick asylum seekers easier access to mainland hospitals.


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