February 13: What Happened on This Day in History (Elementary Level)?
(Page last edited 10/12/2017)
- 1668 - Spain recognizes Portugal as an independent nation.
- 1955 - Israel obtains 4 of the 7 Dead Sea scrolls.
- 1960 - Black college students stage the first of the Nashville sit-ins at three lunch counters in Nashville, Tennessee.
- 1967 - American researchers discover the Madrid Codices by Leonardo da Vinci in the National Library of Spain.
- 2000 - The last original "Peanuts" comic strip appears in newspapers one day after Charles M. Schulz dies.
- Famous Birthdays: étienne François Geoffroy (French chemist), John Hunter (Scottish surgeon), Peter Gustav Lejeune Dirichlet (German mathematician), Grant Wood (American painter), William Shockley (English-American physicist, Nobel Prize laureate)
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