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  • Algiers, Algeria
    Monday Feb 1, 1960

    Algerian War

    Most of the Army heeded De Gaulle's call

    Algiers, Algeria
    Monday Feb 1, 1960

    Most of the Army heeded De Gaulle's call, and the siege of Algiers ended on February 1 with Lagaillarde surrendering to General Challe's command of the French Army in Algeria.




  • England, United Kingdom
    Monday Feb 8, 1960

    Prince Philip, Duke of Edinburgh

    Mountbatten-Windsor would be the surname of her and her husband's male-line descendants

    England, United Kingdom
    Monday Feb 8, 1960

    On 8 February 1960, several years after the death of Queen Mary and the resignation of Churchill as prime minister, the Queen issued an Order in Council declaring that Mountbatten-Windsor would be the surname of her and her husband's male-line descendants who are not styled as Royal Highness or titled as prince or princess. While it seems the Queen had "absolutely set her heart" on such a change and had it in mind for some time, it occurred only 11 days before the birth of Prince Andrew (19 February), and only after three months of protracted correspondence between constitutional expert Edward Iwi (who averred that, without such a change, the royal child would be born with "the Badge of Bastardy") and Prime Minister Harold Macmillan who had attempted to rebuff Iwi.




  • 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.




  • 25 Madison Avenue, New York City, New York, U.S.
    Monday Feb 15, 1960

    Sony Corporation

    Founding SCA

    25 Madison Avenue, New York City, New York, U.S.
    Monday Feb 15, 1960

    Sony co-founder Akio Morita founded Sony Corporation of America in 1960.




  • New York City, New York, U.S.
    Monday Feb 15, 1960

    Akio Morita

    Establishing The Sony Corporation of America

    New York City, New York, U.S.
    Monday Feb 15, 1960

    In 1960, the Sony Corporation of America (SONAM, currently abbreviated as SCA) was established in the United States.




  • London, England, United Kingdom
    Friday Feb 26, 1960

    Princess Margaret, Countess of Snowdon

    Margaret's announcement of her engagement

    London, England, United Kingdom
    Friday Feb 26, 1960

    Margaret's announcement of her engagement, on 26 February 1960, surprised the press, as she had concealed the romance from reporters.


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