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  • London, England, United Kingdom
    Friday Feb 15, 1952

    Edward VIII

    Edward attended George's funeral in 1952

    London, England, United Kingdom
    Friday Feb 15, 1952

    The royal family never fully accepted the Duchess. Queen Mary refused to receive her formally. However, Edward sometimes met his mother and his brother, George VI; he attended George's funeral in 1952. King George died 6 February 1952.




  • Jamaica
    Sunday Feb 17, 1952

    James Bond

    First James Bond novel

    Jamaica
    Sunday Feb 17, 1952

    Whilst serving in the Naval Intelligence Division, Fleming had planned to become an author and had told a friend, "I am going to write the spy story to end all spy stories." On 17 February 1952, he began writing his first James Bond novel, Casino Royale, at his Goldeneye estate in Jamaica, where he wrote all his Bond novels during the months of January and February each year.




  • Hòa Bình, Vietnam
    Friday Feb 22, 1952

    First Indochina War

    The Việt Minh launched attacks on Hòa Bình

    Hòa Bình, Vietnam
    Friday Feb 22, 1952

    The Việt Minh launched attacks on Hòa Bình, forcing the French to withdraw back to their main positions on the De Lattre line by February 22, 1952.




  • China
    Sunday Feb 24, 1952

    Korean War

    The Military Commission discussed the PVA's logistical problems

    China
    Sunday Feb 24, 1952

    On 24 February 1952, the Military Commission, presided over by Zhou, discussed the PVA's logistical problems with members of various government agencies involved in the war effort.




  • North Korea
    Monday Feb 25, 1952

    Neil Armstrong

    Armstrong's regular Commission was terminated

    North Korea
    Monday Feb 25, 1952

    Armstrong's regular commission was terminated on February 25, 1952, and he became an ensign in the United States Navy Reserve. On completion of his combat tour with Essex, he was assigned to a transport squadron, VR-32, in May 1952.




  • England
    Wednesday Feb 27, 1952

    Alan Turing

    Holding Initial Committal Proceedings for the trial

    England
    Wednesday Feb 27, 1952

    Initial committal proceedings for the trial were held on 27 February during which Turing's solicitor "reserved his defence", i.e., did not argue or provide evidence against the allegations.




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