Today in History, English
Today in History, English

17401February 13Death2013 – Izya Gershtein, Kyrgyzstani-Israeli director and screenwriter (b. 1923)
17402February 13Death2013 – Miles J. Jones, American pathologist and physician (b. 1952)
17403February 13Death2013 – Pieter Kooijmans, Dutch judge and politician, Minister of Foreign Affairs for The Netherlands (b. 1933)
17404February 13Death2013 – Yuko Tojo, Japanese activist and politician (b. 1939)
17405February 13Death2014 – Piero D'Inzeo, American horse rider (b. 1923)
17406February 13Death2014 – King Kester Emeneya, Congolese singer (b. 1956)
17407February 13Death2014 – Balu Mahendra, Sri Lankan-Indian director, cinematographer, and screenwriter (b. 1939)
17408February 13Death2014 – Richard Møller Nielsen, Danish footballer and manager (b. 1937)
17409February 13Death2014 – Ralph Waite, American actor and director (b. 1928)
17410February 13Death2015 – Faith Bandler, Australian activist and author (b. 1918)
17411February 13Death2015 – Stan Chambers, American journalist and actor (b. 1923)
17412February 13Death2015 – John McCabe, English pianist and composer (b. 1939)
17413February 13Death2015 – Kesava Reddy, Indian physician and author (b. 1946)
17414February 13Holiday and observanceChristian feast day:Absalom Jones (Episcopal Church (USA))Beatrice of OrnacieuxCastor of KardenCatherine of RicciErmenilda of ElyFulcranPolyeuctus (Roman Catholic Church)February 13 (Eastern Orthodox liturgics)
17415February 13Holiday and observanceWorld Radio Day (international)
17416February 14Event748 – Abbasid Revolution: The Hashimi rebels under Abu Muslim Khorasani take Merv, capital of the Umayyad province Khorasan, marking the consolidation of the Abbasid revolt.
17417February 14Event842 – Charles the Bald and Louis the German swear the Oaths of Strasbourg in the French and German languages.
17418February 14Event1014 – Pope Benedict VIII crowns Henry of Bavaria, King of Germany and of Italy, as Holy Roman Emperor.
17419February 14Event1076 – Pope Gregory VII excommunicates Henry IV, Holy Roman Emperor.
17420February 14Event1349 – Several hundred Jews are burned to death by mobs while the remaining Jews are forcibly removed from Strasbourg.
17421February 14Event1400 – Richard II of England dies, most probably from starvation, in Pontefract Castle, on the orders of Henry Bolingbroke.
17422February 14Event1556 – Thomas Cranmer is declared a heretic.
17423February 14Event1778 – The United States flag is formally recognized by a foreign naval vessel for the first time, when French Admiral Toussaint-Guillaume Picquet de la Motte renders a nine gun salute to USS Ranger, commanded by John Paul Jones.
17424February 14Event1779 – American Revolutionary War: the Battle of Kettle Creek is fought in Georgia.
17425February 14Event1779 – James Cook is killed by Native Hawaiians near Kealakekua on the Island of Hawaii.
17426February 14Event1797 – French Revolutionary Wars: Battle of Cape St. Vincent – John Jervis, (later 1st Earl of St Vincent) and Horatio Nelson (later 1st Viscount Nelson) lead the British Royal Navy to victory over a Spanish fleet in action near Gibraltar.
17427February 14Event1804 – Karađorđe leads the First Serbian Uprising against the Ottoman Empire.
17428February 14Event1831 – Ras Marye of Yejju marches into Tigray and defeats and kills Dejazmach Sabagadis in the Battle of Debre Abbay.
17429February 14Event1835 – The original Quorum of the Twelve Apostles, in the Latter Day Saint movement, is formed in Kirtland, Ohio.
17430February 14Event1849 – In New York City, James Knox Polk becomes the first serving President of the United States to have his photograph taken.

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