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February 1st, 2008 (February 01 2008)EventThe Memphis Grizzlies traded Pau Gasol to the Los Angeles Lakers for Kwame Brown, Javaris Crittenton, Aaron McKie, Marc Gasol, and first round pick 2008 and 2010.
February 1st, 2005 (February 01 2005)EventNepal King Gyanendra exercises Coup d etat to capture the democracy becoming Chairman of the Councils of ministers.
February 1st, 2005 (February 01 2005)EventCanada introduces the Civil Marriage Act, making Canada the fourth country to sanction same-sex marriage.
February 1st, 2004 (February 01 2004)Event251 people are trampled to death and 244 injured in a stampede at the Hajj pilgrimage in Saudi Arabia.
February 1st, 2004 (February 01 2004)EventJanet Jackson s breast is exposed during the half-time show of Super Bowl XXXVIII, resulting in US broadcasters adopting a stronger adherence to FCC censorship guidelines.Janet Jackson Quotes
February 1st, 2003 (February 01 2003)EventSpace Shuttle Columbia disintegrates during reentry into the Earth s atmosphere, killing all seven astronauts aboard.
February 1st, 1998 (February 01 1998)EventRear Admiral Lillian E. Fishburne became the first female African American to be promoted to rear admiral.
February 1st, 1996 (February 01 1996)EventThe Communications Decency Act is passed by the U.S. Congress.
February 1st, 1992 (February 01 1992)EventThe Chief Judicial Magistrate of Bhopal court declares Warren Anderson, ex-CEO of Union Carbide, a fugitive under Indian law for failing to appear in the Bhopal Disaster case.
February 1st, 1989 (February 01 1989)EventThe Western Australian towns of Kalgoorlie and Boulder amalgamate to form the City of Kalgoorlie-Boulder.
February 1st, 1982 (February 01 1982)EventSenegal and the Gambia form a loose confederation known as Senegambia.
February 1st, 1979 (February 01 1979)EventConvicted bank robber Patty Hearst is released from prison after her sentence was commuted by President Jimmy Carter.Jimmy Carter Quotes
February 1st, 1979 (February 01 1979)EventThe Ayatollah Khomeini is welcomed back into Tehran, Iran after nearly 15 years of exile.
February 1st, 1978 (February 01 1978)EventDirector Roman Polanski skips bail and flees the United States to France after pleading guilty to charges of engaging in sex with a 13-year-old girl.Roman Polanski Quotes
February 1st, 1974 (February 01 1974)EventA fire in the 25-story Joelma Building in Sao Paulo, Brazil kills 189 and injures 293.
February 1st, 1974 (February 01 1974)EventKuala Lumpur is declared a Federal Territory.
February 1st, 1972 (February 01 1972)EventKuala Lumpur becomes a city by a royal charter granted by the Yang di-Pertuan Agong of Malaysia.
February 1st, 1968 (February 01 1968)EventVietnam War: The execution of Viet Cong officer Nguyen Van Lem by South Vietnamese National Police Chief Nguyen Ngoc Loan is videotaped and photographed by Eddie Adams. This image helped build opposition to the Vietnam War.
February 1st, 1968 (February 01 1968)EventCanada s three military services of Canada, the Royal Canadian Navy, the Canadian Army and the Royal Canadian Air Force, are unified into the Canadian Forces.
February 1st, 1968 (February 01 1968)EventThe New York Central Railroad and the Pennsylvania Railroad are merged to form ill-fated Penn Central Transportation.
February 1st, 1965 (February 01 1965)EventThe Hamilton River in Labrador, Canada is renamed the Churchill River in honour of Winston Churchill.Winston Churchill Quotes
February 1st, 1960 (February 01 1960)EventFour black students stage the first of the Greensboro sit-ins at a lunch counter in Greensboro, North Carolina.
February 1st, 1958 (February 01 1958)EventMerger of Egypt and Syria to form the United Arab Republic, which lasted until 1961.
February 1st, 1957 (February 01 1957)EventFelix Wankel s first working prototype DKM 54 of the Wankel engine was running at the NSU research and development department Versuchsabteilung TX in Germany
February 1st, 1946 (February 01 1946)EventTrygve Lie of Norway is picked to be the first United Nations Secretary General.
February 1st, 1943 (February 01 1943)EventWorld War II: Vidkun Quisling is appointed Premier of Norway by the Nazi occupiers.
February 1st, 1924 (February 01 1924)EventThe United Kingdom recognizes USSR.
February 1st, 1920 (February 01 1920)EventThe Royal Canadian Mounted Police begins operations.
February 1st, 1918 (February 01 1918)EventRussia adopts the Gregorian Calendar.
February 1st, 1913 (February 01 1913)EventNew York City s Grand Central Terminal opens as the world s largest train station.
February 1st, 1908 (February 01 1908)EventKing Carlos I of Portugal and his son, Prince Luis Filipe are killed in Terreiro do Paco, Lisbon.
February 1st, 1897 (February 01 1897)EventShinhan Bank, the oldest bank in South Korea, opens in Seoul.
February 1st, 1896 (February 01 1896)EventThe opera La boheme premieres in Turin.
February 1st, 1893 (February 01 1893)EventThomas A. Edison finishes construction of the first motion picture studio, the Black Maria in West Orange, New Jersey.
February 1st, 1884 (February 01 1884)EventEdition one of the Oxford English Dictionary is published.
February 1st, 1880 (February 01 1880)EventThe first edition of theatrical newspaper The Stage is published.
February 1st, 1862 (February 01 1862)EventJulia Ward Howe s "Battle Hymn of the Republic" is published for the first time in the Atlantic Monthly.Julia Ward Howe Quotes
February 1st, 1861 (February 01 1861)EventAmerican Civil War: Texas secedes from the United States.
February 1st, 1856 (February 01 1856)EventAuburn University is chartered as the East Alabama Male College.
February 1st, 1814 (February 01 1814)EventMayon Volcano, in the Philippines, erupts, killing around 1,200 people; most devastating eruption of Mayon Volcano.
February 1st, 1796 (February 01 1796)EventThe capital of Upper Canada is moved from Newark to York.
February 1st, 1793 (February 01 1793)EventFrench Revolutionary Wars: France declares war on the United Kingdom and the Netherlands.
February 1st, 1790 (February 01 1790)EventIn New York City the Supreme Court of the United States attempts to convene for the first time.
February 1st, 1713 (February 01 1713)EventThe Kalabalik or Tumult in Bendery results from the Ottoman sultan s order that his unwelcome guest, King Charles XII of Sweden, be seized.Tom Ze Quotes
February 1st, 1662 (February 01 1662)EventThe Chinese general Koxinga seizes the island of Taiwan after a nine-month siege.
February 1st, 1411 (February 01 1411)EventThe First Peace of Thorn is signed in Thorn, Monastic State of the Teutonic Knights (Prussia).
February 1st, 1327 (February 01 1327)EventTeenaged Edward III is crowned King of England, but the country is ruled by his mother Queen Isabella and her lover Roger Mortimer.

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