ملجأ العامرية Amriya Shelter

ملجأ العامرية أو الفردوس أو رقم خمسة وعشرين هو ملجأ من القصف جوي بحي العامرية، بغداد، العراق، قصف أثناء حرب الخليج الثانية. فقد ادت احدى الغارات الاميركية يوم 13 فبراير 1991 على بغداد بواسطة طائرتان من نوع أف-117 تحمل قنابل ذكية إلى تدمير ملجأ مما ادى لمقتل أكثر من 400 مدني عراقي من نساء واطفال. وقد بررت قوات التحالف هذا القصف بانه كان يستهدف مراكز قيادية عراقية لكن اثبتت الاحداث ان تدمير الملجا كان متعمدا خاصة وان الطائرات الاميركية ظلت تحوم فوقه لمدة يومين
The Amiriyah shelter or Al-Firdos bunker was an air-raid shelter ("Public Shelter No. 25") in the Amiriyah neighborhood of Baghdad, Iraq. The shelter was used in the Iran–Iraq War and the Gulf War by hundreds of civilians. It was destroyed by the USAF with two laser-guided "smart bombs" on 13 February 1991 during the Gulf War, killing more than 408 civilians.

الأحد، 13 فبراير، 2011

This Day In History February 13 , Today over twenty years for the crime of Amiriya shelter, Today in Weird History.

Today in Weird History: February 13, 2011
February 13, 2011
By Mondoreb
February 13: Weird happenings throughout history
What’s weird for February 13 throughout history.
1960 France exploded its first atomic bomb.

WAR!
1942 Hitler’s Operation Sealion (invasion of England) canceled.
1945 Allied planes bomb Dresden Germany; 135,000 die.
1945 USSR captures Budapest, after 49-day battle with Germany; 159,000 die.
1968 US sends 10,500 additional soldiers to Vietnam.
1991 Two laser-guided precision bombs from American bombers hit an air-raid shelter in the middle class district of Amiriya, five miles from the center of the Iraqi capital. 235 bodies were recovered within 12 hours of the attacks.
2007 With Democrats in control, House members debated Iraq in an emotional and historic faceoff over a war that Speaker Nancy Pelosi condemned as a commitment with “no end in sight.”
2003 A U.S. government plane carrying four Americans and a Colombian went down in rebel territory in southern Colombia; the executed bodies of an American and the Colombian were found in the wreckage.


DISASTER
1994 Ship disaster near Ranong Thailand, kills 200.


DOMESTIC TERRORISTS
1974 The Symbionese Liberation Army demanded $70 of food be given to every needy Californian in exchange for the release of 19-year-old kidnapped heiress Patricia Hearst.


FIRE!
1983 : 74 people lost their lives in a movie theater fire in Turin, Italy. A combination of a stampeding crowd and the rear emergency exits being locked contributed to the deaths.


MAN-EATERS
1970 Man-eating tiger is reported to have killed 48, 80 km from New Delhi.


GOVERNMENT PORK
2009 The House of Representatives voted 246 to 183 for a $787.2 billion nebulous package of “stimulus” spending. The bill was known as the American Recovery and Reinvestment Act (ARRA) or Stimulus or Porkulus.


TOMBS
1924 King Tut’s tomb opened.


DIPLOMACY
2010 President Barack Obama has named Rashad Hussain as a special envoy to the Organization of the Islamic Conference (O.I.C.). Hussain played a key role in developing partnerships with the Muslim world.


OUTLAWS
1866 Jesse James holds up his 1st bank, Liberty MO ($15,000).


RIOT
1837 Riot in New York over high price of flour.


GOLF
1971 Golfing Vice President Spiro Agnew hits 2 tee shots into the crowd, injuring 2.


TOYS
1959 Barbie doll goes on sale.


IMPRISONED
1777 Marquis de Sade arrested without charge, imprisoned in Vincennes fortress.


CORPORATE MAINSTREAM MEDIA (CMM)
1981 Longest sentence published by New York Times-1286 words.


DEMON RUM
1826 The American Temperance Society (later renamed the American Temperance Union) was organized in Boston. It quickly grew into a national crusade, and within a decade over 8,000 similar groups had been formed, boasting a total of 1.5 million members.


RIGGED
2002 The French judge was accused of throwing the pairs skating decision to the Russians at the Olympics.


MUSIC
1982 Pink Floyd’s “Dark Side of the Moon” is on the charts for 402nd week.


EDUCATION
1795 The University of North Carolina became the first U.S. state university to admit students with the arrival of Hinton James, who was the only student on campus for two weeks.


PATENTS
1895 Moving picture projector patented.


POLITICAL POSEURS
2007 Former Massachusetts Gov. Mitt Romney officially entered the 2008 presidential race in Michigan, the place of his birth.


FINANCE
1973 US dollar devalues 10%.
1985 Dow Jones closes at 1297.92 (record high) after topping 1300 earlier.


INTRO
1932 “Free Eats” introduces George “Spanky” McFarland to “Our Gang”.


TRIALS
1633 Italian astronomer Galileo Galilei arrived in Rome for trial before Inquisition for professing belief that earth revolves around the Sun.
1935 Bruno Hauptmann found guilty of kidnap & murder of Lindbergh’s infant.
2003 Clara Harris, who’d run down her cheating husband with her Mercedes after catching him with his mistress, was convicted by a Houston jury of murder despite her claim that she’d hit him accidentally while in a heartsick daze. (Harris was sentenced to 20 years in prison.)


JEWS
1349 Jews are expelled from Burgsordf Switzerland.
1941 Nazi leaders attack Dutch Jewish Council.
1955 Israel acquires 4 of 7 Dead Sea scrolls.


SPORTS
1974 James “Cool Papa” Bell is named to baseball’s Hall of Fame.


BEHEADED
1542 Catherine Howard queen of England/5th wife of Henry VIII, is beheaded.


BORN
1766 Thomas Malthus Rookery Surrey UK, economist/demographer/population expert (Law of Malthus). Modern-day father of global warmist
1849 Lord Randolph Churchill England, politician, Winston’s father.
1875 Kanouse quintuplets Watertown WI, 1st quintuplets in US, born to Edna Kanouse.
1919 Tennessee Ernie Ford Bristol TN, country singer/actor (pea picker).
DEATH
1980 David Janssen [Meyer], actor (Fugitive, Harry O), dies at 49.
1982 Zeng Jinlian Hunan China, grew to 8’1″ (tallest woman), dies at 17.
2003 Walt W. Rostow, an adviser to Presidents Kennedy and Johnson, died in Austin, Texas, at age 86.


February 13, the 44th day of the year. There are 321 days left in 2010.


compiled by Mondo Frazier
image: The Vintage Playhouse; dbkp file; unbsj
Sources:
* DBKP Today in Weird History: February 13, 2008
* People’s history


February 13 is the 44th day of the year in the Gregorian calendar. There are 321 days remaining until the end of the year (322 in leap years).
Events
1503 – Disfida di Barletta – famous challenge between 13 Italian and 13 French knights near Barletta.
1542 – Catherine Howard, the fifth wife of Henry VIII of England, is executed for adultery.
1575 – Henry III of France is crowned at Rheims, marrying Louise de Lorraine-Vaudémont on the same day.
1633 – Galileo Galilei arrives in Rome for his trial before the Inquisition.
1668 – Spain recognizes Portugal as an independent nation.
1689 – William and Mary are proclaimed co-rulers of England.
1692 – Massacre of Glencoe: About 78 Macdonalds at Glen Coe, Scotland are killed early in the morning for not promptly pledging allegiance to the new king, William of Orange.
1815 – The Cambridge Union Society is founded.
1867 – Work begins on the covering of the Zenne, burying Brussels's primary river and creating the modern central boulevards.
1880 – Thomas Edison observes the Edison effect.
1881 – The feminist newspaper La Citoyenne is first published in Paris by the activist Hubertine Auclert.
1894 – Auguste and Louis Lumière patent the Cinematographe, a combination movie camera and projector.
1914 – Copyright: In New York City the American Society of Composers, Authors and Publishers is established to protect the copyrighted musical compositions of its members.
1920 – The Negro National League is formed.
1934 – The Soviet steamship Cheliuskin sinks in the Arctic Ocean.
1935 – A jury in Flemington, New Jersey finds Bruno Hauptmann guilty of the 1932 kidnapping and murder of the Lindbergh baby, the son of Charles Lindbergh.
1945 – World War II: The siege of Budapest concludes with the unconditional surrender of German and Hungarian forces to the Red Army.
1945 – World War II: Royal Air Force bombers are dispatched to Dresden, Germany to attack the city with a massive aerial bombardment.
1951 – Korean War: Battle of Chipyong-ni, which represented the "high-water mark" of the Chinese incursion into South Korea, commences.
1954 – Frank Selvy becomes the only NCAA Division I basketball player ever to score 100 points in a single game
1955 – Israel obtains 4 of the 7 Dead Sea scrolls.
1960 – Nuclear weapons testing: France tests its first atomic bomb.
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.
1970 – Black Sabbath, arguably the very first heavy metal album, is released.
1971 – Vietnam War: Backed by American air and artillery support, South Vietnamese troops invade Laos.
1975 – A fire breaks out in the World Trade Center in New York City, New York.
1978 – Hilton bombing: a bomb explodes in a refuse truck outside the Hilton Hotel in Sydney, Australia, killing two refuse collectors and a policeman.
1979 – An intense windstorm strikes western Washington and sinks a 1/2-mile-long section of the Hood Canal Bridge.
1981 – A series of sewer explosions destroys more than two miles of streets in Louisville, Kentucky.
1982 – Río Negro massacre in Guatemala.
1984 – Konstantin Chernenko succeeds the late Yuri Andropov as general secretary of the Communist Party of the Soviet Union.
1990 – German reunification: An agreement is reached on a two-stage plan to reunite Germany.
1991 – Gulf War: Two laser-guided "smart bombs" destroy the Amiriyah shelter in Baghdad. Allied forces said the bunker was being used as a military communications outpost, but over 400 Iraqi civilians inside were killed.
2000 – The last original "Peanuts" comic strip appears in newspapers one day after Charles M. Schulz dies.
2001 – An earthquake measuring 6.6 on the Richter Scale hits El Salvador, killing at least 400.
2004 – The Harvard-Smithsonian Center for Astrophysics announces the discovery of the universe's largest known diamond, white dwarf star BPM 37093. Astronomers named this star "Lucy" after The Beatles' song "Lucy in the Sky with Diamonds".
2007 – Taiwan opposition leader Ma Ying-jeou resigns as the chairman of the Kuomintang party after being indicted by the Taiwan High Prosecutors Office on charges of embezzlement during his tenure as the mayor of Taipei; Ma also announces his candidacy for the 2008 presidential election.
2008 – Australian Prime Minister Kevin Rudd makes a historic apology to the Indigenous Australians and the Stolen Generations.

Births
711 BC – Jimmu, Japanese emperor (d. 585 DC)
1457 – Mary of Burgundy, daughter of Charles the Bold and wife of Maximilian I, Holy Roman Emperor (d. 1482)
1480 – Girolamo Aleandro, Italian Catholic cardinal (d. 1542)
1516 – Bayinnaung, King of Burma (d. 1581)
1599 – Pope Alexander VII (d. 1667)
1672 – Étienne François Geoffroy, French chemist (d. 1731)
1683 – Giovanni Battista Piazzetta, Italian painter (d. 1754)
1719 – George Rodney, British naval officer (d. 1792)
1721 – John Reid, British army general and composer (d. 1807)
1728 – John Hunter, Scottish surgeon (d. 1793)
1743 – Joseph Banks, English botanist and naturalist (d. 1820)
1766 – Thomas Robert Malthus, English demographer and political economist (d. 1834)
1768 – Édouard Adolphe Casimir Joseph Mortier, French marshal (d. 1835)
1769 – Ivan Krylov, Russian fabulist (d. 1844)
1805 – Peter Gustav Dirichlet, German mathematician (d. 1859)
1811 – François Achille Bazaine, French marshal (d. 1888)
1831 – John Aaron Rawlins, General of the Army (d. 1869)
1834 – Heinrich Caro, German Chemist (d. 1910)
1835 – Mirza Ghulam Ahmad, Founder of the Ahmadiyya Muslim Community (d. 1908)
1849 – Lord Randolph Churchill, British statesman (d. 1895)
1855 – Paul Deschanel, French President (d. 1922)
1866 – Lev Shestov, Russian philosopher (d. 1938)
1870 – Leopold Godowsky, Polish-American pianist, composer (d. 1938)
1873 – Feodor Chaliapin, Russian bass (d. 1938)
1876 – Fritz Buelow, German-born American baseball player (d. 1933)
1879 – Sarojini Naidu, Indian freedom fighter (d. 1949)
1881 – Eleanor Farjeon, English author (d. 1965)
1883 – Yevgeny Vakhtangov, Russian-Armenian director (d. 1922)
1884 – Alfred Carlton Gilbert, American athlete, inventor, and businessman (d. 1961)
1885 – Bess Truman, First Lady of the United States, wife of President Harry S. Truman (d. 1982)
1887 – Géza Csáth, Hungarian writer (d. 1919)
1888 – George Papandreou, Prime Minister of Greece (d. 1968)
1889 – Leontine Sagan, Austrian actress and theatre director (d. 1974)
1891 – Kate Roberts, Welsh nationalist and writer (d. 1985)
1891 – Grant Wood, American painter (d. 1942)
1892 – Robert H. Jackson, United States Attorney General (d. 1954)
1897 – William S. Bowdern, American Jesuit Roman Catholic priest (d. 1983)
1900 – Roy Harrod, English economist (d. 1978)
1901 – Paul Lazarsfeld, American Sociologist (d. 1976)
1902 – Harold Lasswell, American political scientist (d. 1978)
1903 – Georgy Beriev, Russian aircraft designer (d. 1979)
1903 – Georges Simenon, Belgian writer (d. 1989)
1906 – Patsy Callighen, Canadian Hockey Player (d. 1964)
1906 – Agostinho da Silva, Portuguese philosopher (d. 1994)
1907 – Katy de la Cruz, Filipino singer (d. 2004)
1910 – William Shockley, British-American physicist and eugenicist, Nobel Laureate (d. 1989)
1911 – Faiz Ahmed Faiz, Pakistani Urdu poet, Lenin Peace Prize winner (d. 1984)
1911 – Jean Muir, American actress (d. 1996)
1915 – Aung San, Burmese general and politician (d. 1947)
1915 – Lyle Bettger, American actor (d. 2003)
1916 – John Reed, British Singer of Gilbert & Sullivan (d. 2010)
1918 – Patty Berg, American golfer (d. 2006)
1919 – Tennessee Ernie Ford, American musician (d. 1991)
1919 – Eddie Robinson, American football coach (d. 2007)
1920 – Boudleaux Bryant, American songwriter (d. 1987)
1920 – Eileen Farrell, American opera soprano (d. 2002)
1921 – Aung Khin, Burmese painter (d. 1996)
1921 – Jeanne Demessieux, French organist, pianist, composer (d. 1968)
1922 – Francis Pym, British Foreign Secretary 1982-83 (d. 2008)
1922 – Gordon Tullock, American economist
1923 – Michael Anthony Bilandic, American politician (d. 2002)
1923 – Yfrah Neaman, Lebanese violinist (d. 2003)
1923 – Chuck Yeager, American fighter and test pilot
1924 – Jean-Jacques Servan-Schreiber, French journalist (d. 2006)
1928 – Dorothy McGuire, American singer (The McGuire Sisters)
1929 – Omar Torrijos, Panamanian ruler (d. 1981)
1930 – Ernst Fuchs, Austrian artist
1930 – Israel Kirzner, American economist
1932 – Susan Oliver, American actress (d. 1990)
1933 – Paul Biya, Cameroon politician
1933 – Caroline Blakiston, British actress
1933 – Costa Gavras, Greek-French filmmaker
1933 – Patrick Godfrey, British actor
1933 – Kim Novak, American actress
1933 – Peter L. Pond, American activist and philanthropist (d. 2000)
1933 – Emanuel Ungaro, French fashion designer
1934 – George Segal, American actor
1935 – Dr. Don Panoz, American entrepreneur and motorsports impresario (ALMS)
1937 – Ali El-Maak, Sudanese writer (d. 1992)
1938 – Oliver Reed, English actor (d. 1999)
1939 – Beate Klarsfeld, German Nazi hunter
1940 – Arne Sølvberg, Norwegian computer scientist
1941 – Andrea Conte, First Lady of Tennessee
1941 – Sigmar Polke, German painter
1942 – Carol Lynley, American actress
1942 – Peter Tork, American musician and actor (The Monkees)
1942 – Donald E. Williams, NASA astronaut
1943 – Elaine Pagels, American theologian
1944 – Rebop Kwaku Baah, Nigerian percussionist (d. 1983)
1944 – Stockard Channing, American actress
1944 – Jerry Springer, American television host
1944 – Bo Svenson, Swedish-born actor
1944 – Oduvil Unnikrishnan, Indian actor (d. 2006)
1945 – King Floyd, American musician (d. 2006)
1945 – David Tremlett, English artist
1946 – Richard Blumenthal, American politician, junior senator of Connecticut
1946 – Louis Kondos, Greek actor
1946 – Colin Matthews, British composer
1947 – Stephen Hadley, U.S. National Security Adviser
1947 – **** Kaysø, Danish actor
1947 – Mike Krzyzewski, American basketball player and coach
1949 – Judy Dyble, British singer/songwriter (Fairport Convention)
1950 – Ewa Aulin, Swedish actress
1950 – Peter Gabriel, English musician (Genesis), composer and humanitarian
1951 – Greg Fulginiti, American mastering engineer
1951 – David Naughton, American actor and singer
1952 – Freddy Maertens, Belgian cyclist
1953 – Rico J. Puno, Filipino pop singer
1954 – Donnie Moore, American baseball player (d. 1989)
1955 – Joe Birkett, American lawyer
1956 – Princess Alia bint Al Hussein, Jordanian Royal Family member
1956 – Liam Brady, Irish footballer
1956 – Peter Hook, English bassist (Joy Division and New Order)
1956 – Yiannis Kouros, Greek-Australian runner
1957 – Denise Austin, American fitness expert
1958 – Pernilla August, Swedish actress
1958 – Marc Emery, Canadian cannabis activist
1958 – Derek Riggs, British artist
1958 – Tip Tipping, British actor and stuntman (d. 1993)
1959 – Richard Eden, American actor
1959 – Gaston Gingras, National Hockey League defenceman
1959 – Gord Hampson, Canadian ice hockey player
1960 – Pierluigi Collina, Italian football referee
1960 – Gary Patterson, American football coach
1960 – Matt Salinger, American actor
1960 – Artur Yusupov, Russian-German chess player
1961 – Marc Crawford, Canadian ice hockey player and coach
1961 – Kyi Hla Han, Burmese golfer
1961 – Henry Rollins, American musician, comedian, and actor (Black Flag)
1962 – Aníbal Acevedo Vilá, American politician
1962 – May Sweet, Burmese singer
1964 – Stephen G. Bowen, NASA astronaut
1964 – Mark Patton, American actor
1964 – Ylva Johansson, Swedish politician
1964 – Yamantaka Eye, Japanese musician (Boredoms)
1966 – Jeff Waters, Canadian musician (Annihilator)
1967 – Stanimir Stoilov, Bulgarian footballer and coach
1968 – Kelly Hu, American actress
1968 – Niamh Kavanagh, Irish singer
1969 – Ahlam, Bahraini singer
1970 – Karoline Krüger, Norwegian singer
1970 – Diane Youdale, British television personality
1971 – Sonia, British singer
1971 – Galen Gering, American actor
1971 – Mats Sundin, Swedish ice hockey player
1971 – Todd Williams, American baseball player
1972 – Charlie Garner, American football player
1973 – Jorg Bergmeister German race car driver
1974 – Jeff Duran, American radio personality
1974 – Gus Hansen, Danish professional poker player
1974 – Robbie Williams, English singer
1975 – Sabine Bätzing-Lichtenthäler, German politician
1975 – Ben Collins, British racing driver
1975 – Tony Dalton, Mexican (American born) actor and screenwriter
1975 – Iván González, Puerto Rican writer and musician
1976 – Feist, Canadian singer and songwriter
1976 – Dave Padden, Canadian musician (Annihilator)
1976 – Martin Sastre, Uruguayan artist
1977 – Randy Moss, American football player
1978 – Mini Anden, Swedish model and actress
1978 – Hamish Glencross, Scottish guitarist (My Dying Bride)
1978 – Philippe Jaroussky, French sopranist countertenor
1979 – Lucy Brown, British actress
1979 – Rafael Márquez, Mexican footballer
1979 – Mena Suvari, American actress
1980 – Sebastian Kehl, German footballer
1980 – Mark Watson, British comedian
1981 – Matías Agüero, Argentine-born Italian rugby player
1981 – Sam Burley, American middle-distance track athlete
1981 – Luisão, Brazilian footballer
1981 – Liam Miller, Irish footballer
1981 – Luke Ridnour, American basketball player
1982 – Lanisha Cole, American model
1983 – Mike Nickeas, American baseball player
1985 – Matthieu Franke, French-born German rugby player
1985 – Kwak Ji-min, South Korean actress
1985 – Alexandros Tziolis, Greek footballer
1986 – Stephen Colletti, American TV star
1986 – Luke Moore, English footballer
1986 – Jamie Murray, Scottish tennis player
1987 – Eljero Elia, Dutch footballer
1988 – Fuat Kalkan, Turkish footballer
1988 – Aston Merrygold, English singer and actor
1989 – Carly McKillip, Canadian actress
1989 – Rhys Palmer, Australian footballer
1989 – Rodrigo Possebon, Brazilian Footballer
Code
1990 – Olivia Allison, British synchronized swimmer
1990 – Gyaincain Norbu, 11th Panchen Lama
1993 – Sophie Evans, Welsh musician

Deaths
858 – Kenneth I of Scotland
1130 – Pope Honorius II
1141 – Béla II of Hungary (b. 1110)
1219 – Minamoto no Sanetomo, Japanese shogun (b. 1192)
1332 – Andronikos II Palaiologos, Byzantine Emperor (b. 1259)
1539 – Isabella d'Este, Marquise of Mantua (b. 1474)
1542 – Catherine Howard, fifth wife of Henry VIII of England (executed) (b.c. 1521)
1542 – Jane Boleyn, Dowager Viscountess of Rochford, lady-in-waiting of the above (b.c. 1505)
1571 – Benvenuto Cellini, Italian artist (b. 1500)
1585 – Alfonso Salmeron, Spanish Jesuit biblical scholar (b. 1515)
1592 – Jacopo Bassano, Italian painter
1600 – Gian Paolo Lomazzo, Italian painter (b. 1538)
1602 – Alexander Nowell, English clergyman
1608 – Konstanty Wasyl Ostrogski, Lithuanian prince (b. 1526)
1624 – Stephen Gosson, English satirist (b. 1554)
1657 – Miles Sindercombe, attempted assassin of Oliver Cromwell
1660 – King Charles X of Sweden (b. 1622)
1662 – Elizabeth Stuart (b. 1596)
1727 – William Wotton, English scholar (b. 1666)
1728 – Cotton Mather, American Puritan minister (b. 1663)
1732 – Charles-René d'Hozier, French historian (b. 1640)
1787 – Ruđer Bošković, Croatian scientist and diplomat (b. 1711)
1787 – Charles Gravier, comte de Vergennes, French statesman and diplomat (b. 1717)
1813 – Samuel Ashe, Governor of North Carolina (b. 1725)
1818 – George Rogers Clark, American military leader (b. 1752)
1826 – Petr Alekseevich Pahlen, Russian general (b. 1745)
1831 – Edward Berry Royal Navy admiral (b.1768)
1837 – Mariano José de Larra, Spanish journalist and writer (b. 1809)
1845 – Henrik Steffens, Norwegian-German philosopher (b. 1773)
1883 – Richard Wagner, German composer (b. 1813)
1888 – Jean Baptiste Lamy, 1st Archbishop of Santa Fe (b. 1814)
1889 – João Maurício Wanderley, Brazilian magistrate and politician (b. 1815)
1905 – Konstantin Savitsky, Russian painter (b. 1844)
1906 – Albert Gottschalk, Danish painter (b. 1866)
1934 – József Pusztai, Slovene writer, poet, journalist in Hungary (b. 1864)
1942 – Epitácio Pessoa, Brazilian president (b. 1865)
1950 – Rafael Sabatini, Italian author (b. 1875)
1951 – Lloyd C. Douglas, American author (b. 1877)
1952 – Josephine Tey, English author (b. 1896)
1956 – Jan Łukasiewicz, Polish mathematician (b. 1878)
1958 – Georges Rouault, French painter (b. 1871)
1958 – Dame Christabel Pankhurst, English suffragette (b. 1880)
1964 – Werner Heyde, German psychiatrist (b. 1902)
1968 – Mae Marsh, American actress (b. 1895)
1974 – Ustad Amir Khan, Indian classical singer (b. 1912)
1975 – André Beaufre, French General (b. 1902)
1976 – Murtala Mohammed, Nigerian military leader (b. 1938)
1976 – Lily Pons, French-born soprano (b. 1904)
1980 – David Janssen, American actor (b. 1931)
1984 – Andre Stander, South African police captain and bank robber (b. 1946)
1989 – Wayne Hays, American politician (b. 1911)
1991 – Arno Breker, German sculptor (b. 1900)
1991 – Ron Pickering, athletics coach and BBC sports commentator and presenter (b. 1930)
1992 – Nikolay Bogolyubov, Russian mathematician (b. 1909)
1996 – Martin Balsam, American actor (b. 1919)
1997 – Robert Klark Graham, American businessman and eugenecist (b. 1906)
1997 – Mark Krasnosel'skii, Russian-Ukrainian mathematician (b. 1920)
2000 – Anders Aalborg, Canadian politician (b. 1914)
2000 – James Cooke Brown, American author and inventor (b. 1921)
2002 – Waylon Jennings, American musician (b. 1937)
2003 – Kid Gavilan, Cuban boxer (b. 1926)
2003 – Axel Jensen, Norwegian author (b. 1932)
2003 – Walt Rostow, U.S. government official (b. 1916)
2004 – Zelimkhan Yandarbiyev, Chechen leader (b. 1952)
2005 – Nelson Briles, baseball player (b. 1943)
2005 – Lúcia Santos, Carmelite nun and Fatima visionary (b. 1907)
2005 – Maurice Trintignant, French race car driver (b. 1917)
2005 – **** Weber, American professional bowler (b. 1929)
2005 – Emilios T. Harlaftis, Greek astrophysicist (b. 1965)
2006 – Andreas Katsulas, Greek-American actor (b. 1946)
2006 – Peter Frederick Strawson, British philosopher (b. 1919)
2007 – Elizabeth Jolley, Australian writer (b. 1923)
2007 – Charlie Norwood, American politician (b. 1941)
2007 – Johanna Sällström, Swedish actress (b. 1974)
2007 – Richard Gordon Wakeford, Air Marshal, Royal Air Force (b. 1922)
2008 – Roger Voisin, Trumpet player, Boston Symphony (b. 1918)
2009 – Edward Upward, British novelist and short-story writer (b. 1903)
2010 – Lucille Clifton, American poet (b. 1936)
2010 – John Reed, British singer of Gilbert & Sullivan (b. 1916)

Holidays and observances
Christian Feast Day:
Beatrice of Ornacieux
Ermenilda of Ely
Fulcran
Polyeuctus (Roman Catholic church)
Castor of Karden (Roman Catholic church)
See also February 13 (Eastern Orthodox liturgics)
The first day of Lupercalia (Roman Empire)

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