1371: Robert II becomes King of Scotland beginning the Stuart dynasty.
1630: The Indian Quandekina introduces popcorn to British settlers.
1821: Alexandros Ypsilantis crosses Pruthos to proclaim the Revolution in Moldavia.
1822: Revolution of Naoussa against the Ottomans.
1848: The “February Revolution” broke out in France, which led to the dissolution of the Julian Monarchy and the establishment of the Second French Republic.
1862: Jefferson Davis is officially sworn in as President of the Confederate States of America in Richmond, Virginia. He was sworn in as interim president on February 18, 1861.
1889: The President of the United States, Grover Cleveland, signs a bill that makes North Dakota, South Dakota, Montana and Washington US states.
1904: The United Kingdom sells a meteorological station in Argentina in the South Orcades. The islands would then be claimed by the United Kingdom in 1908.
1907: The first taxi, equipped with a taximeter, makes its appearance on the streets of London.
1913: In Mexico, the army assassinates President Francisco Madero and Vice President Pino Suarez.
1917: Strike mobilizations break out in Russia, which will lead to the “February Revolution” and the end of Tsarist rule, with the overthrow of Nicholas II.
1932: Adolf Hitler is running for president of Germany.
1940: The five-year-old Dalai Lama is enthroned in Tibet.
1943: Sophie Sol, Hans Sol and Christoph Probst, members of the “White Rose” resistance organization, are being executed in Nazi Germany.
1944: US warplanes mistakenly bomb the Dutch cities of Nijmegen, Arnhem and Enschede, killing at least 800 people in the first.
1958: Egypt and Syria unite and form the United Arab Republic.
1966: Aristides Pagratidis, the “dragon of Sheikh Sou”, is sentenced to death and life imprisonment for four times for three murders and two robberies.
1972: The official Irish Republican Army detonates a car bomb in Aldershot barracks, killing 7 people and injuring 19 others.
1974: The summit of the Organization of the Islamic Conference begins in Lahore, Pakistan. 37 countries are present and 22 heads of state and government are participating. It also recognizes Bangladesh.
1986: The three-member Court of Appeal of Piraeus acquits the five guards, who were considered at first instance responsible for the tragedy of “Gate 7” at the Karaiskaki stadium and were sentenced to 10 years in prison.
1989: The new Onassis Award is instituted under the name “Delphi” for man and the environment.
1992: In Melbourne, Australia, more than 100,000 Greek expatriates are taking part in a rally in favor of the Greekness of Macedonia.
1993: The “Orchestra of Colors” under the direction of its founder, Manos Hadjidakis, gives a protest concert against neo-Nazism with works by Vail, Liszt and Bartok at the Athens Concert Hall. The program of the concert contains a text – manifesto of the great Greek composer entitled “Thoughts and remarks on the revived phenomenon of neo-Nazism”.
1993: The UN Security Council decides to establish an International Criminal Tribunal for the former Yugoslavia.
1994: In the United States, CIA official Aldrich Ames is arrested along with his wife on charges of spying for the USSR and Russia.
1997: In Scotland, British scientists announce the existence of Dolly, a cloned adult sheep.
2002: Angolan politician and rebel leader Jonas Savibi is killed in a military ambush.
2003: Tragic accident with a bus of the KTEL Thessaloniki to Athens. The bus fell into the icy waters of the river Aliakmonas. Sixteen people were killed – including the bus driver – and five others were injured. Experts spoke of slippery roads and worn tires.
2006: The largest robbery in the history of Great Britain is taking place. A group of at least six people is stealing 53 53 million from a security warehouse.
2009: For the second time in less than three years, criminals Vassilis Paleokostas and Alket Rizai escape from Korydallos Prison by helicopter.
2013: Athens is being hit by the worst storm in decades, causing floods and property damage. A young girl loses her life and dozens are injured.
2015: Serious incidents occur before the start of the match Panathinaikos – Olympiakos for the Super League, with the invasion of fans of the “clover” in the field.
1161 – Pope Innocent III
1403 – Charles VII, King of France
1732 – George Washington, first president of the United States
1788 – Arthur Schopenhauer, German philosopher
1857 – Robert Biden-Powell, English soldier and founder of Scouting
1857 – Heinrich Hertz, German physicist
1879 – Johannes Nicholas Bronstedt, Danish chemist
1886 – Hugo Ball, German writer
1892 – Edna Vincent Miley, American poet
1900 – Luis Buιuel, Spanish director
1921 – Mohammad Nur Ahmad Etemadi, Afghan politician
1922 – Lakis Santas, Greek resistance fighter
1925 – Edward Gori, American illustrator
1928 – Grigoris Afxentiou, fighter of EOKA
1932 – Ted Kennedy, American politician
1937 – George Pantzas, Greek actor
1938 – Karin Dor, German actress
1941 – George Arvanitis, Greek cinematographer
1943 – Horst Keller, German politician
1944 – Vassilis Bougiouklakis, Greek actor
1944 – Jonathan Demi, American director
1949 – Nicky Launda, Austrian racing driver and businessman
1950 – Julius Irving, American basketball player
1959 – Kyle McLachlan, American actor
1962 – Steve Irwin, Australian naturalist and television presenter
1974 – James Blunt, English songwriter
1975 – Drew Barrymore, American actress
1979 – Brett Emerton, Australian footballer
1982 – Gina Hayes, American pornographic actress
1984 – Branislav Ivanovic, Serbian footballer
1985 – George Printezis, Greek basketball player
1987 – Sergio Romero, Argentine footballer
1988 – Kevin Borle, Belgian athlete
970 – Garcia Sanchez I, King of Pamplona
1071 – Arnulf III, Earl of Flanders
1111 – Roger I, Duke of Puglia
1371 – David II, King of Scotland
1512 – Amerigo Vespucci, Italian explorer
1687 – Francesco Lana de Tertzi, Italian mathematician and engineer
1797 – Charles Frederick Jerome von Minhausen, German nobleman
1875 – Jean-Baptiste Camille Coro, French painter
1875 – Charles Lyell, Scottish geologist
1903 – Hugo Wolf, Austrian composer
1913 – Ferdinand de Saussure, Swiss linguist
1939 – Antonio Matsado, Spanish poet
1942 – August von Parseval, German engineer
1943 – Sophie Sol, German resistance fighter
1949 – Dimitris Paparigas, Greek trade unionist
1956 – Alexandros Svolos, Greek lawyer and politician
1957 – Kyriakos Varvaresos, Greek politician
1966 – Dimitrios Pappas, Greek politician
1973 – Katina Paxinou, Greek actress
1980 – Oscar Kokoska, Austrian artist
1981 – George Economopoulos, Greek lawyer
1985 – Lucas G. Carrer, Greek politician
1987 – Andy Warhol, American artist
1992 – Markos Vafiadis, Greek politician
1999 – Dinos Egolfopoulos, Greek baritone
2001 – Dimitrios Keltemlidis, Greek politician
2004 – Irina Pres, Soviet athlete
2017 – Nikos Koundouros, Greek director
2017 – Themis Manesis, Greek actor
2020 – Kiki Dimoula, Greek poet
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