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February 01: This Day That Year

February 01

- 1327 - Edward III became King of England at age of 14.

- 1550 - Birthday: John Napier, mathematician & inventor of logarithms, born in Edinburgh, Scotland.

- 1587 - Queen Elizabeth I of England signs a death warrant for her cousin,Mary.

- 1793 - France declares war on Great Britain and Netherlands.

- 1814 - Philippines: Volcano Mayon on Luzon erupts and killed1,200+ people.

- 1882 - Birthday: Louis St. Laurent, 12th Prime Minister of Canada born in Compton, Quebec.

- 1898 - US: First auto insurance policy by Travelers Insurance Co.

- 1931 - Birthday: Boris Yeltsin, President of Russian Federation (1991-1999), born in Butka, Sverdlovsk.

- 1933 - German Parliament was dissolved by President Paul von Hindenburg (requested by new chancellor Adolf Hitler).

- 1953 - Netherlands: Due to flooding, 2500+ people died, 30,000+ animals drowned and 10,000+ building were destroyed.

- 1968 - Vietname: Viet Cong officer Nguyễn Văn Lém executed (pistol shot to head) by Saigon police chief Nguyễn Ngọc Loan.

- 1991 - Earth quake in Afghanistan and Pakistan killed 1,200+ people.

- 1995 - Zimbabwe batsmen Andy Flower (156) & Grant Flower (201) set world record brotherly stand of 269 runs.

- 2004 - Saudi Arabia: 251 people trampled to death & 244 injured in a stampede at the Hajj pilgrimage.

- 2012 - Egypt: 70+ people died in the Egyptian football riots at Port Said.

- 2013 - The Nigerian Army bombed a Boko Haram camp and killed 18 people.

- 2013 - Pakistan: 21 people were killed and 30 were wounded due to suicide bombing in Hangu.

- 2013 - China: 26 people were killed after a fireworks truck exploded and caused a highway to collapse in Henan.

- 2014 - Syrian civil war death toll reached 130,000, leaving 4 million people displaced from their homes. - 2016 - Alphabet (parent company of Google) surpasses Apple as the world's most valuable company ($568bn vs $535bn).

- 2019 - Reported on Feb 1, January 2019 was the hottest month in Australia on record as per the Bureau of Meteorology.

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