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 This day in History - February 13
409 Historic Events for February 13
1975

Cyprus premier Denktash procliams Turkish-Cypriot Federation

Event
1976

Lily Pons, French/US soprano/opera diva (Met Opera), dies at 71

Death
1976

Peter Casserly of NZ hand-sheers record 353 lambs in 9 holes

Event
1976

Dorothy Hamill wins Olympic figure-skating gold, Innsbruck, Austria

Event
1976

General Murtala Mohammed, head of Nigeria, killed during a coup

Death
1977

Jack Gardner, actor (Wild Bill Hickok, 3 Russian Girls), dies at 77

Death
1977

Pam Higgins wins LPGA American Cancer Society Golf Classic

Event
1977

"Ipi Tombi" closes at Harkness Theater NYC after 39 performances

Event
1977

Eric Heiden is 1st American to win world speed skating championship

Event
1977

"Robber Bridegroom" closes at Biltmore Theater NYC after 145 perfs

Event
1977

"Guys and Dolls" closes at Broadway Theater NYC after 239 performances

Event
1978

US performs nuclear test at Nevada Test Site

Event
1979

Julie Nagle, Miss North Dakota Teen USA (1997)

Birth
1979

Washington State's Hood Canal Bridge breaks up in windstorm

Event
1979

2nd Emmy Sports Award presentation

Event
1979

Jean Renoir, actor/director (Rules of the Game), dies at 84

Death
1980

David Janssen, [Meyer], actor (Fugitive, Harry O), dies at 49

Death
1980

Kristy Powell, Fla, gymnast (Olympics-96)

Birth
1980

Apollo Computer Inc incorporated

Event
1980

NZ beats West Indies by one wicket in cricket at Dunedin

Event
1981

Longest sentence published by NY Times-1286 words

Event
1982

Islander's Bryan Trottier scores 5 goals against Flyers

Event
1982

Dark Side of the Moon, is on charts for 402nd week

Event
1982

Zeng Jinlian, Hunan China, grew to 8'1" (tallest woman), dies at 17

Death
1983

Marian Nixon, actress (Dr Bull, Sweepstakes), dies of cancer at 78

Death