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Daily Calendar for Thursday, February 13, 2025

Born

  • Bess Truman (U.S. First Lady) –
  • Chuck Yeager (American test pilot ) –
  • George Segal (actor) –
  • Peter Tork (musician, member of The Monkees) –
  • Peter Gabriel (musician) –
  • Robbie Williams (singer) –
  • Kristy Powell (Olympic gymnast) –

Died

  • Lily Pons (soprano) –
  • Pauline Trigere (fashion designer) –
  • Waylon Jennings (singer) –
  • Ralph Waite (actor; best known as John Walton on The Waltons) –

Events

  • Astronomer Tycho Brahe outlined his solar system structure–
  • Jesse James robbed his first bank–
  • Strauss’s Blue Danube premiered in Vienna–
  • First well-documented occurrence of U.S. quintuplets born, Watertown, Wisconsin–
  • Novocain (procaine) patented–
  • The American Society of Composers, Authors, and Publishers (ASCAP) established–
  • The first Barbie dolls went on sale–
  • First women Royal Canadian Air Force pilots (Captains Nora Bottomley, Dee Brasseur, and Leah Mosher) graduated–
  • Winter Olympics began, Calgary, Alberta–
  • Second tune-up for the Hubble Space Telescope began–
  • The last original Peanuts comic strip ran in newspapers–
  • Former New York City mayor Rudolph Giuliani received an honorary knighthood from Queen Elizabeth II–

Weather

  • Ice floes formed in the Gulf of Mexico–
  • -2 degrees F, Tallahassee, Florida–
  • A snowstorm that began late in the day eventually dropped 15 inches of snow on Boise, Idaho–
  • -72 degrees F at Shepherd Bay, Nunavut–

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