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 This day in History - February 13
409 Historic Events for February 13
1939

Valery Illych Rozhdestvensky, USSR, cosmonaut (Soyuz 23)

Birth
1940

Bradman scores 209* in 161 minutes for South Aust at the WACA

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1941

Nazi leaders attack Dutch Jewish Council

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1941

Bo Svenson, Goteborg Sweden, actor (North Dallas 40, Walking Tall)

Birth
1942

Carol Lynley, NYC, actress (Night Stalker, Fantasy Island, Immortal)

Birth
1942

Donald E Williams, Lafayette Ind, Capt USN/astro (STS 51D, STS 34)

Birth
1942

Hitler's Operation Seel”we (invasion of England) cancelled

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1943

Leo Frankowski, US, sci-fi author (High Tech Knight, Flying Warlord)

Birth
1943

William Walraven, journalist/writer (Neglected Grouser), dies at 55

Death
1943

Women's Marine Corps created

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1943

F C Delius, writer

Birth
1943

German assault on Sidi Bou Zid Tunisia, Gen Eisenhower visits front

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1944

Peter Tork, Wash DC, singer/actor (Monkees-Last Train to Clarksville)

Birth
1944

Stockard Channing, NYC, actress (Grease, Big Bus, Without a Trace)

Birth
1944

Jerry Springer, London England, talk show host (Jerry Springer Show)

Birth
1944

Sal Bando, baseball player (Oakland A's)

Birth
1945

USSR captures Budapest, after 49-day battle with Germany; 159,000 die

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1945

Allied planes bomb Dresden Germany; 135,000 die

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1945

King Floyd, rocker

Birth
1945

Roy Dyke, Liverpool, rock drummer (Ashton, Gardner and Dyke)

Birth
1945

Keith Nichols, jazz pianist

Birth
1945

Gerbrandy British govt refuses Dutch Jewish right to buy

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1945

George Studd, cricketer (4 Tests with brother v Aus 1882-83), dies

Death
1946

Rainer Werner Fassbinder, German director/actor (Ehe der Maria Braun)

Birth
1946

"Duchess Misbehaves" opens at Adelphi Theater NYC for 5 performances

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