12 February 2013

Timeline February 12 & 13

February 12
1502  Vasco da Gama sets sail from Lisbon, Portugal, on his second voyage to India.
1554  Lady Jane Grey, who had claimed the throne of England for nine days, was beheaded after being charged with treason.
1606  John Winthrop, the Younger, Governor of Connecticut, was born.[my 1st cousin 11 times removed]
1663  Cotton Mather, American congregational minister/author, was born.
1809  Charles Darwin, English Naturalist, was born in Shrewsbury, England.
1809  Abraham Lincoln, the 16th president of the United States, was born in present-day Larue County, Ky.

February 13
1728  Cotton Mather, American Puritan minister, died.
1910  William Shockley, the controversial Nobel Prize-winning physicist whose work led to the miniaturization of radio, TV and computer circuits, was born.
1923  Chuck Yeager, American test pilot, was born.
1990  German reunification: An agreement is reached on a two-stage plan to reunite Germany.

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